The Power of Solitude : Discovering Your True Self in a World of Nonsense and Noise Paperback / softback
In the hustle and bustle of modern life the word "solitude" may provoke a sigh of relief or the anxiety of loneliness.
Dr. Kidder has found that a significant dimension of our spiritual lives is most deeply encountered in solitude.
Married, single, or recently divorced -- all of us can find opportunities for solitude that offer a unique opportunity for personal growth and encounters with God. Themes include: romantic allure as a substitute for spirituality; the loner syndrome; cultural conditioning; coupling, co-habitation, and community; fear of loneliness; overachieving; the search for intimacy; the search for sexual fulfillment; Biblical roots; Jesus, the solitary person; Mary and the Annunciation; Mary Magdalene in the Gospels, the Gospel of Thomas, and the DaVinci Code; Augustine, Luther, and Calvin; evangelicalism; prayer, song, drama; spiritual direction; meditation; tending to the body; vows and covenants of temporary/long-term abstinence; and coping with opposition.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Co ,U.S.
- Publication Date: 30/04/2007
- Category: Christian life & practice
- ISBN: 9780824524449