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Tranquility: Cultivating a Quiet Soul in a Busy World

David W. Henderson, David W. Henderson
Tranquility: Cultivating a Quiet Soul in a Busy World

There's never enough time. So we try to cram as much as possible into what little time we have--work, friends, play, rest. But what if "How do I fit it all in?" isn't the right question? Scripture has a lot to say about time. Taking a cue from Ecclesiastes--"Better one handf... Read More

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There's never enough time. So we try to cram as much as possible into what little time we have--work, friends, play, rest. But what if "How do I fit it all in?" isn't the right question?

Scripture has a lot to say about time. Taking a cue from Ecclesiastes--"Better one handful with tranquility than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind"--and drawing on everything from Augustine's "Confessions "to conversations with air traffic controllers, David W. Henderson encourages us to move beyond merely trying to open up a bit of margin or to say no once in a while, and to take a purposeful step back from our lives to examine those internal and external dynamics that propel us into busyness and hurry. Sharing honest stories about his own struggles with busyness, he helps readers explore the way the Scriptures frame our time--understanding the times, making the most of the time, and trusting God with the rest.

For anyone who is tired of feeling the push and pull of our time-bent culture, this book will be a welcome invitation to rest and to live artful and faithful lives marked by peace and tranquility.
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Aug 11, 2015
  • UPC: 9780801003219
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish Date: Sep 8, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "REL012000"
  • ISBN: 0801003210

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God's Gift Of Time by Hattie on 11/23/2015
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In this day and age, tranquility is not easy to find. Since I am a worrywart, the title Tranquility by David W. Henderson bounced out at me like a neon light. So also did the words in the book. Welcoming to each new chapter were literary quotations.

Lately I've been drawn to nature because of the silence in a park, a look at a bed of flowers or a look up at the night stars seems the place to discover this peace. I slowed down my reading pace while reading David W. Henderson's book and hope to reread some chapters. The pages are packed with spiritual advice. The author clearly writes his feelings about slowing down in a world that is full of activity. The ability to "rest" is a gift from God.

I like the way Mr. Henderson describes and explains verses of the Bible. One verse which I never have read really painted a picture in my mind. I could see a Shepherd holding a sheep over his shoulders. This verse is called a blessing. It is spoken by Moses.

"Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders"(Deut.33:12). First I see a sheep resting over the shoulders of the Shepherd. Next, I see myself as that sheep. I really liked the words "for he shields him all day long." Jesus is willing and desirous of giving us twenty four hours of blessed rest.

David W. Henderson uses literature and Art to make his points in Tranquility. For example, he uses the Classic novel Les Miserables as an example. http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/tranquility


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