Spiritual Rhythms in Community
Being Together in the Presence of God
By Keith Meyer
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Spiritual Rhythms in Community
"Keith Meyer is on a journey with Jesus--in the local congregation, in the scholastic academy, in the self-employment business--in short, in the real world. Spiritual Rhythms in Community is a worthwhile and important post from his road, reminding us of the disciplines for personal formation and introducing us to relational practices that we need. It is a commendable guide for the journey inward and the journey outward, personally and in community."
—Lyle SmithGraybeal, coordinator, Renovaré USA
"Spiritual Rhythms in Community provides profound yet tender and accessible guidance on how to live our life with God. It gives us a vivid presentation of Jesus as one who led a rich life of ordered practices and who led his immediate followers into those practices. For those who trust him, he is the door into a life of grace framed by disciplines. There his promises are fulfilled: our day-to-day life becomes a safe and abundant place to dwell. The guidance given is received from the author's experiences in such a life and from his work with many others under his instruction. That makes it realistic. The use of Scripture (especially the Psalms) that he encourages is beautiful and powerful."
—Dallas Willard, author of Hearing God
"With the humble heart of a pastoral storyteller, Keith mentors us in the beautiful ways of quiet contemplation and social engagement."
—Nathan Foster, professor, Spring Arbor University, and author of Wisdom Chaser
"Spiritual rhythms are meant to bring us into fresher and deeper experiences of God, community and mission, yet in our busy world with so many distractions we often fail to make these connections. In this important book, Keith Meyer explores the rhythms of prayer and solitude that are at the core of a deeper faith. I heartily recommend it to all who are seeking greater intimacy with God."
—Christine Sine, executive director of Mustard Seed Associates
"I consider Keith Meyer to be a wonderful friend. I also consider him to be a rare combination of megachurch pastor, spiritual pilgrim and engaging communicator. So it is no surprise that I think his latest book, Spiritual Rhythms in Community, is his best yet. What a wonderful job of placing the Christian disciplines in the context of community."
—Gary W. Moon, executive director, Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation, and author of Apprenticeship with Jesus
"Keith Meyer is a visionary practitioner of the things about which he writes. Since I first met him, in every setting in which he serves, this vision has been the abiding energy of his life and ministry. In his book, you'll learn from one who has gone there himself."
—Mindy Caliguire, author of Discovering Soul Care
"Meyer makes the ancient and deeply formative ways of the early church present and possible for us today. Full of stories and examples from real life, Spiritual Rhythms in Community translates the often burdensome courses of ordinary existence into both the times and the means for spiritual growth and rich Christian experience."
—Phyllis Tickle, compiler of The Divine Hours
"Juggling the pressures of culture, technology, media, work and family is something few of us can do alone or by accident. We need intentionality and a guide. Keith Meyer's Spiritual Rhythms in Community offers tools for ordering the 'to-dos' of life with your hunger for God. It's practical, down to earth, personal and engaging."
—Adele Calhoun, copastor, Redeemer Community Church, and author of Invitations from God
"In Spiritual Rhythms in Community, Keith Meyer offers us a critical insight not found anywhere else: spiritual disciplines are not only supposed to help us become more Christlike but they are best done in community and are to send us forth on mission. Meyer puts flesh and bones on this threefold insight with the practical exercises he offers. Anyone on the spiritual journey would be wise to have this guidebook in their backpack!"
—Albert Haase, O.F.M., author of Coming Home to Your True Self and This Sacred Moment
"Needed help for a culture out of rhythm with its soul. Sometimes we must move fast, Keith shows us how to do so from a satisfied soul."
—Bill Hull, author of Choose the Life
"In Spiritual Rhythms in Community, Keith Meyer deftly invites us on the inward journey in gentle and courageous ways, then turns us around and sends us back out into the world in unforced rhythms of grace."
—Janet O. Hagberg, spiritual director and author of The Critical Journey and Real Power