An Altar in the World
Reading Resource Guide
With this Online Reading Resource Guide, you can dig into the book and bring presence and attention to your own soul.
About the Book:
An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor is a beautifully written book helping us discover the sacred in the small things we do and see every day of our life.
Introduction & Chapter 1: The Practice of Waking Up to God - Vision
Chapters 2: The Practice of Paying Attention - Reverence
Chapter 3: The Practice of Wearing Skin – Incarnation
Chapter 4: The Practice of Walking on the Earth - Groundedness
Chapter 5: The Practice of Getting Lost – Wilderness
Chapter 6: The Practice of Encountering Others – Community
Chapter 7: The Practice of Living with Purpose - Vocation
Chapter 8: The Practice of Saying No – Sabbath
Chapter 9: The Practice of Carrying Water – Physical Labor
Chapter 10: The Practice of Feeling Pain - Breakthrough
Chapter 11: The Practice of Being Present to God - Prayer
Chapter 12: The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings - Benediction
The author expertly guides the reader to live with purpose by paying attention, slowing down, and practicing reverence. While this New York Time’s Bestseller was written a few years ago, you’ll discover just how important this book is for our time.
If you’ve read this book, you know just how powerful it is. Or, maybe it’s your first time reading this gem. Regardless, you’re invited to dive in deeply with the Reading Resource Guide.
Reading Resource Guide includes:
Weekly Reading plan to support your “read-at-your-own-pace” experience! Read the book as you’re able and enjoy the resources as you do! The guide helps you savour each chapter and complete it, knowing you’ve digested its content well.
Thoughtful questions for each chapter to help you process the ideas and how they can impact your own life.
Six Resource Guides that follow the chapters chalk-full of tidbits to amplify your reading, and help bring the words of the book into your every day life.
hand-picked contemplative practices for each chapter
video, podcast, and article links
additional optional reading to help you discover the “altars” in nearly everything you do and everywhere you go
free downloadable PDFs
Two recordings of online calls with special guests who have been deeply impacted by Barbara Brown Taylor’s writing
-Special Guests Include:
Rev. Bethel Lee - Founder of Yoga Chapel bridging the divide she felt between mind and body within Christian spirituality. She regularly guest preaches in Canada and the States. You can also hear some of her reflections at Mini Chapel Podcast.
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