Invitation to Retreat:
The Gift and the Necessity of Time Away with God
Ruth Haley Barton
Hardback: IVP Books, 2018.
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Reviewed by Alicia Brummeler
Ruth Haley Barton’s Invitation to Retreat is a gift to readers. In a compelling and straightforward manner, she diagnoses what plagues most of us: busyness and exhaustion. However, she doesn’t leave readers hopeless. She identifies the cure: retreat is an essential spiritual practice.