Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God

Awaken Your Senses Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God Perhaps you ve been missing out God has given us five senses and a brain with two sides Yet we often approach God in one way only through words that are analyzed and processed logically in our left br

  • Title: Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God
  • Author: J. Brent Bill Beth A. Booram
  • ISBN: 9780830835607
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Perhaps you ve been missing out God has given us five senses and a brain with two sides Yet we often approach God in one way only through words that are analyzed and processed logically in our left brain The right brain, however, is the creative, intuitive center the place that connects most to our seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and hearing, and that roots experiPerhaps you ve been missing out God has given us five senses and a brain with two sides Yet we often approach God in one way only through words that are analyzed and processed logically in our left brain The right brain, however, is the creative, intuitive center the place that connects most to our seeing, smelling, touching, tasting and hearing, and that roots experiences in our hearts in transforming ways In Awaken Your Senses, longtime ministers Beth Booram and Brent Bill invite you to engage your right brain in your faith through sensory spiritual practices that position your heart for divine encounter Readings and a variety of exercises that utilize your whole body lead you to experience God in new ways by tasting chocolate, words, matzoh, Scripture, forgiveness seeing the moon, wisdom, art, glory, your best self touching others, stones, prayers, rubble, Jesus hearing silence, music, pain, footsteps, the Spirit, the news smelling gardenias, life, salty air, home, healing oil, coffee Teaching you to pay attention in love to your surroundings, Booram and Bill will help you open your eyes and ears and nose to a sensuous faith one in which God can be experienced each day as we live and move and have our being So whether you re weary, stuck, struggling, growing or on information overload, the exercises and reflections offered here can bring refreshment a cold drink of water, a gentle breeze to your soul Come experience God with all of who you are, and discover of who he is.

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    1. This author had so much to share I suspect I'd benefit from picking this book up again somewhere down the road and giving it a reread. Focusing on the five senses the authors have a plethora of ways to tap into a closer connection with our spiritual lives.

    2. J. Brent Bill is best known as a popular Quaker writer and I also highly recommend his earlier Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment. He has spent many years as a head of an Indianapolis nonprofit that helps congregations solve problems. Beth Booram may be better known in evangelical circles and for her years of work leading retreats in a wide range of Christian congregations. If you are drawn toward this basic idea, you may also want to check out Beth's earlier books, Picturing the F [...]

    3. We are sensual creatures. We constantly encounter our world through our five senses. We taste the coffee, we smell the roses, we see the glorious vista, we hear the blending of vocal harmonies, we feel the touch of a loved one comforting us when we hurt. Yet often our relationship with God is lived in our head--conceptualizing and analyzing words alone.This book is a wonderful collection of exercises co-authored by two spiritual directors, Brent Bill and Beth Booram, that help us explore the won [...]

    4. As the title suggests, the content is organized by our five senses. Brent Bill (Quaker) and co-writer Beth Booram have both a friendly and thoughtful way of writing. You can read this like a devotional or you can try some of the many suggestions related to art, food, nature, and much more. This is a contemplative book to come back to time and again.

    5. This book is designed into five subparts of the five senses. Reminds the reader to slow down in life and use all five senses of the wonder of God around us. There is a lot to think about from this book.

    6. Ways to reconnect, or maybe truly connect for the first time--with God, nature and selfa workshop and a book!To help more of us experience more of the Divine, to be more present to everything in our surroundings and to ourselves throughout each entire day, Beth Booram and Brent Bill offer a handbook of their own stories, reflections, and exercises for activating more of the creative, intuitive right side of the brain and living more fully through tasting, seeing, touching, hearing and smelling. [...]

    7. Read in preparation for a youth retreat I'm helping lead.Some nice sacred space exercises, and one of the the only books I have seen think about God in a kinaesthetic way.Takes a while to read because of the slow nature of the contemplative exercises. Like with any personal exercise book, it's all very naval gazing-y (real term) and self reflective. Almost makes you take yourself so seriously you could begin to believe you have a direct line to God. But these are my issues, and for the most part [...]

    8. This book has been my ongoing spiritual retreat all year. As a contemplative, I live most naturally in my head and heart; this book grounds the spiritual experience in the five physical senses. With short essays and exercises to practice, I have looked forward to reading it when I have pockets of time to engage with God on a deeper level. I anticipate coming back to it again and again.

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