It is no secret that I am big Alicia Britt Chole fan. I have been impacted by Alicia’s writing from the moment I read her book Anonymous. She is an excellent wordsmith and has the gift to cut through all of the fluff straight to the heart of the matter with truth and love – a great balance that is missing in the body of Christ. This book isn’t meant to be a quick read in order to grab a few nuggets of wisdom, but instead, it is meant to be savored, pondered, and slowly injested deep into your soul.
Reading this is the next best thing to spending one-on-one time with Alicia. You’ll feel the warmth, the love, even the challenge she brings of just slowing down, breathing in and soaking up sacred time with Papa.
Even though I reviewed this in a month, I am excited to start again and take a year to work through it. I know it will be an incredible journey!
About the Book
If yesterday’s word was “simple,” tomorrow’s word will be “slow.”
Our culture is shifting from fast food to health food both physically and spiritually. Self-care, soul-care, life coaches, and spiritual retreats all show our dissatisfaction in quick fixes and fast faith. The Sacred Slow is an invitation to unhurried honesty before God. Formatted as 52 experiences, The Sacred Slow reminds readers on every page that God never wanted to use them: He always wanted to love them.
Experienced devotionally or in small groups, each chapter features a short but unexpected reading and two options for application: a thought focus or a heart exercise. The content is the overflow of Dr. Alicia Britt Chole’s thirty+ years as a spiritual mentor to leaders and learners. The tone is personal, practical, and penetrating. The fruit is sustainable (as opposed to event-based) intimacy with God.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review. The opinions expressed in the review are my own.