The Power of Solitude
The Power of Solitude

The Power of Solitude

Discovering Your True Self in a World of Nonsense and Noise

RELIGION

192 Pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: April 2007

ISBN 9780824524449

Rights: WOR

The Crossroad Publishing Company (Apr 2007)
Crossroad

Price: $16.95
 
 

Overview

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.