The Power of Solitude

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The Power of Solitude

Discovering Your True Self in a World of Nonsense and Noise

The word “solitude" may provoke a sigh of relief or the anxiety of loneliness. But a significant dimension of our spiritual lives is most deeply encountered in solitude, which offers 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, andThe DaVinci Code;
  • Augustine, Luther, and Calvin;
  • evangelicalism;
  • prayer, song, and drama;
  • spiritual direction;
  • meditation;
  • tending to the body;
  • vows and covenants of temporary/long-term abstinence;
  • and coping with opposition.
9780824524449
Paperback / 192 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4
CROSSROAD, 2007

Keywords:
Solitude, Mysticism, Prayer
Categories:
Spirituality, Living, Theology