Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Getaway with God: The Everywoman's Guide to Personal Retreat by Letitia Suk
From the publisher:
What if a simple day away could transform your life?
Does spending time with God sound like just one more thing to check off an ever-increasing to-do list? How are you supposed to fit in anything that threatens to be more time-consuming? Too often there's simply no room to experience the intimacy, grace, and peace that God offers us.
Getaway with God does more than invite you to step away from life's pressures to take a personal retreat. It shows you exactly why you must--for your sake and for your family's.
With grace and warmth, Letitia Suk provides step-by-step guidance and the necessary tools to enable any woman on any budget to plan time away, whether it's a quick, half-day break or a weeklong time of restoration. You'll find detailed steps for preparation, including descriptions of different kinds of retreats and how to choose the best one for you, and you'll learn ways to bring the renewal you experience home with you. Practical appendixes identify retreat centers nationwide and provide exercises and prayers to kick-start your getaway with God.
No matter what your season in life, the time for retreat is now!
This small book is exactly what it claims to be. It is a guide to personal retreat. It says women but I think that men could easily adapt it to something for themselves.
Here are a few things I really liked about this book:
Letitia Suk shows you that a personal retreat can be for different reasons and even allows one that is for rest and relaxation. But she also shows how a retreat is meant to be a time to focus intently on God. I liked how she gave Bible study suggestions as well as physical tips like napping and taking walks.
I think it was important that she shows we can't always get a day away or a few days but sometimes it could be an afternoon or even setting one day aside during the week as the Ten Commandments say. The Sabbath is a perfect way to have a retreat every week, but you would do it as a family.
If you want to know how to do a personal retreat and how to have that focused time with God then this is the book for you. It is full of practical suggestions and guidelines as well as reasons why it is so important.
I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
Posted by Beth-Anne