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In a fast-paced world full of distractions, spiritual practice can help us become more centered-more in touch with ourselves and others, more in touch with the world around us, more in touch with God. Sacred Pauses is an introduction to this more centered way of life.

The author, a pastor in British Columbia, begins with her own longing for personal renewal. What would it t
Paperback, 189 pages
Published February 1st 2013 by Herald Press
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A female Canadian-of-Chinese-descent Mennonite pastor shares spiritual practices that are in many ways a Christian version of the subject of mindfulness. Each chapter is an essay and thus this should be read in small portions in order to absorb all its goodness. The tone is friendly and kind, and the messages should appeal to people of almost any belief system. It has a contemporary feel and the suggestions are all appealing. This isn't necessarily breaking new ground, but she has collected here ...more
J. Bill
It's a superb survey of practices that we can use to help us in Sabbath-taking throughout our busy lives -- not just on Sundays!
Mattmarie Mast
I used this book in a woman's formation group...I highly recommend it. It keeps giving even after one reads it.
Michelle Bodle
Perhaps one of the most approachable books on spiritual disciples that I have read
First of all I have to admit my bias. I know April personally. I also have to admit that this book exceeded my expectations. This is not because I know April, but because I have read many books on spiritual discipline and thought, foolishly, that my understanding of the topic was exhaustive. This book helped me to take the years of gathering information and add these practices to my life in a more natural way then any other attempt.

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When I was a child, I dreamed of being a writer, and I've been happily living the dream ever since in my personal journaling, published articles, and books.

I never dreamed of being a pastor, but when the call came, God took me from not at all thinking about pastoral ministry to being curious, and then eager to explore. I still often think of myself as an "accidental" pastor, but now with 20+ years
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