Time Away: A Guide for Personal Retreat Ben Campbell Johnson, Paul H. Lang
“Come away with me and rest for a while,” Jesus said to his disciples. Sometimes we need a break from our busy lives just to take time to be, but more important, to listen to God.
Time Away details the joys, challenges, and benefits of a personal retreat. This book’s step-by-step instructions will enable anyone — from first-timer to veteran — to make the most of dedicated time with God.
Chapters cover these topics:
- What Is a Retreat?
- Why Go on a Retreat?
- Preparing for a Retreat
- Creating a Plan for Your Retreat
- Retreat at a Monastery
- Entering the Silence
- Returing from Time Away: 15 Watchwords
The book includes helpful appendixes that include lesson plans for a class on personal retreats, liturgies for use with groups on retreat, and descriptions of a retreat leader’s tasks.
Time Away is an indispensable handbook for ministers and other retreat leaders, as well as anyone who wants to go on a personal retreat. Enjoy your time away with God!