Solitude & Silence, By Jan Johnson

Solitude & Silence

Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies

by Jan Johnson

Solitude & Silence
  • Length: 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.5 × 8.25 in
  • Number of Studies: 6
  • Published: July 03, 2003
  • Imprint: IVP Bible Studies
  • Item Code: 2097
  • ISBN: 9780830820979

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Does the fast pace of life in the twenty-first century make it difficult for you to find even a few moments of peace?

Do you long to set aside time to be alone with God?

Do you wonder how to best spend time in silence and solitude once you have it?

What do you anticipate will be the results of creating "quiet time" in your daily routine?

In this Bible study guide, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of silence and solitude. Going deeper in these areas will lead you toward a more interactive relationship with God. You will learn how to hear God's voice and allow him to shape not only your times of quiet but also the rest of your daily routine.

"Jan Johnson gives realistic direction on what we can do to make connecting with God the basis of day to day existence. Such a relationship cannot be handed to us, but we can be led into it by someone who knows the way. She does. She opens a path on which anyone can actually and continuously grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ--anyone, no matter their background or circumstances."

Dallas Willard, author of Hearing God and The Divine Conspiracy


Introducing Solitude and Silence
1. Examples of Solitude: Jesus' Personal Getaways - Mark 1:21-39
2. Examples of Solitude: Jacob's Transformation - Genesis 28:10-22; 32:22--33:3
3. Activities in Solitude: Delighting in God - Psalm 37:1-11
4. Activities in Solitude: Resting in God - Isaiah 30:15-22
5. Results of Solitude: Hearing God's Surprises - I Kings 19:1-18
6. Results of Solitude: How God Changes You - John 15:1-16
Guidelines for Leaders
Study Notes


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Jan Johnson

Jan Johnson is the author of over twenty books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. A speaker, teacher, and spiritual director, she writes primarily about spiritual formation, social justice, and living with purposeful intentionality. Her books include Meeting God in Scripture, Abundant Simplicity, Hearing God Through the Year (editor), Enjoying the Presence of God, and Spiritual Disciplines Companion.

Jan holds a DMin in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation and lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California.