Sacred Rhythms

Book by Ruth Haley Barton

Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God’s transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a “rule of life” that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices–individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

Also available in audio format.

Discussion Guide

This book is complete with a study guide at the end of the book to help guide your discussion. In addition, there is a DVD and participants guide to help facilitate group discussions. This is not necessary for the study, but may be helpful for those who prefer a video-driven format. You can also download the following PDF with an updated guide (and a few additional questions) reproduced in an easy-to-use and printable format.

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Other Resources

Here is a brief teaching and overview from the author, discussing topics from her book. You can find more in-depth videos on DVD using the link above. You may find these useful as you explore the content in this study.