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The Attentive Life

Leighton FordRichard Foster (Fwd)

The Attentive Life

Leighton FordRichard Foster (Fwd)

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:Your attention, please.That's what God wants, Leighton Ford discovered. It's the path to becoming like Christ.Distractions, fear and busyness were keeping Ford from seeing God's work in and around him. He was missing God. So he began a journey of longing and looking for God. And it started with paying attention.In these pages, he invites you to journey with him. Using the rich monastic tradition of praying the hours, Ford will walk with you, helping you pay attention to God's work in you and around you throughout each day and in different seasons of your life.If you're busy, distracted, rushing through each day, you might be feeling disconnected from God, unable to see how he's working. You might be missing him. But the way toward him starts with a pause and a prayer-with intention and attention-and becomes a way of life, awake and alive to the peaceful, powerful presence of God.

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About "The Attentive Life"

:Your attention, please.That's what God wants, Leighton Ford discovered. It's the path to becoming like Christ.Distractions, fear and busyness were keeping Ford from seeing God's work in and around him. He was missing God. So he began a journey of longing and looking for God. And it started with paying attention.In these pages, he invites you to journey with him. Using the rich monastic tradition of praying the hours, Ford will walk with you, helping you pay attention to God's work in you and around you throughout each day and in different seasons of your life.If you're busy, distracted, rushing through each day, you might be feeling disconnected from God, unable to see how he's working. You might be missing him. But the way toward him starts with a pause and a prayer-with intention and attention-and becomes a way of life, awake and alive to the peaceful, powerful presence of God.
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Meet the Authors

Leighton Ford

Leighton Ford heads Leighton Ford Ministries, which seeks to help young leaders worldwide to lead more like Jesus and more to Jesus. For many years, Ford communicated Christ around the globe through speaking, writing and media outreach. He describes his current mission to be "an artist of the soul and a friend on the journey." He is the author of Transforming Leadership and most recently, The Attentive Life.

Richard Foster (Fwd)

Richard J. Foster (D.Th.P., Fuller Theological Seminary) is founder of RENOVARE in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of many books, including Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, which has sold over two million copies worldwide, Freedom of Simplicity, Streams of Living Water, and Prayer, which was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and is a general editor of The Renovare; Spiritual Formation Bible. His two most recent books are Life with God and Longing for God with Gayle Beebe.

Table Of Contents

  • :an Introduction: Short Flights And Quick Returnsone Who Paid Attention: C. S. Lewis Looking Along A Beam
  • 1. Paying Attention: The Hours Of Our Livesone Who Paid Attention: Simone Weil On A Postage Stamp
  • 2. The Birthing Hour: Time Before Timeone Who Paid Attention: Vincent Donovan--the Masai Chief, The Missionary And The Lion God
  • 3. Daybreak: The Hour Of Beginningsone Who Paid Attention: The Teacher Who Took Off His Hat
  • 4. Prime Time: Our Root Systemone Who Paid Attention: My Spiritual Director Dog
  • 5. Active Life: A Slower Pace In A Faster Worldone Who Paid Attention: Kierkegaard’s Lanterns, Fireworks And Stars
  • 6. The Noonday Demon: Our Distractible Selvesone Who Paid Attention: How Mother Teresa Kept Going
  • Holy Stillness: An Interlude
  • 7. When Shadows Come: Darkness Comes Earlyone Who Paid Attention: Jerry Sittser Trying To Catch The Sun
  • 8. Lighting The Lamps: The House With Golden Windowsone Who Paid Attention: Nouwen, A Restless Prophet
  • 9. Grandfather Time: When Evening Comesone Who Paid Attention: Hwee Hwee Tan, Becoming What We Look At
  • Epilogue: The Journey Home
  • Appendix: Observing The Hours
  • Notes
  • In Attention To Gratitude
  • Permissions

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A surprising book
5 stars By Alison, Dec 20 2012
I love this book.  Leighton Ford is a name I remember from his active and widespread ministry with Billy Graham. In his older years Leighton has found a depth and focus which escaped him in his busy years.  What I found in this book was encouragement to be attentive (which in itself is not surprising due to the title!).  What is surprising is that this is such an honest book.  "Each of us is part of a Greater Story, and behind our stories is a Storyteller calling us home.  The deepest longing I have is to come home to my own heart, so in a sense I am writing this book for myself.  But it is not just about me, for I believe all our stories are of longing and looking." (p11).  As the book unfolds before us Leighton takes us on a tour of his life, so to speak, using the tradition of praying the hours. Lauds is daybreak, for example, the beginning of our day, our life.  It is a book that emphasises mindfulness, being in the moment, the attentiveness of God towards us.  It is also full of Scripture and quotes from some wonderful writers.  That's why I love it.  I return to it.  An anthology to treasure, a story to hear, teaching to learn from,some very beautiful writing to be ministered by.  I pray you will be as enriched as I was and continue to be by reading this lovely book.
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  • Catalogue Code 414080
  • Product Code 9780830835997
  • ISBN 0830835997
  • EAN 9780830835997
  • Pages 229
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Nov 2014
  • Sales Rank #59806
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.272kg

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