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A Feature Review of

Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer  
Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill

Paperback: IVP Books, 2015
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Reviewed By Trish Edwards-Konic
 
 
Do you want to dig deeper into your already flourishing prayer life? Or has your prayer life gotten boring? Do you long to have the prayer intimacy of the saints, or even the Psalmists? If you answered yes to any of these queries, this is the book for you.
 
Finding God in the Verbs: Crafting a Fresh Language of Prayer by Jennie Isbell and J. Brent Bill tackles these concerns and more. The 2 authors spent several years of conversation as they crafted this tome. Jennie Isbell is an experienced spiritual director and author of [easyazon_link asin=”1879117207″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Leading Quakers[/easyazon_link]. J. Brent Bill is a Friends minister and author of several books and articles such as [easyazon_link asin=”B00853XTLQ” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Mind the Light: Learning to See With Spiritual Eyes[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link asin=”0944350615″ locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”douloschristo-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Imagination & Spirit[/easyazon_link].

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Brent BillIn 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.

Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

 

We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.

This week’s post in the series is by J. Brent Bill.

Writers on the Classics:
[#1 – Shane Claiborne ] [#12 (Previous Post) – Hannah Notess ]

 

J. Brent Bill is a writer, photographer, retreat leader, and Quaker minister, who has written and co-written many books including: Awaken Your Senses: Exercises for Exploring the Wonder of God and Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment.  Brent lives on Ploughshares Farm, which is fifty acres of Indiana farmland that is being reclaimed for native hardwood forests and warm season prairie grasses.  He blogs at Holy Ordinary.

 


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An excerpt from

Awaken Your Senses:
Exercises for Exploring The Wonder of God


Brent Bill and Beth Booram
Paperback:  IVP Books, 2012.
Buy Now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle ]

Watch for our review in our next quarterly print issue…



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