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Believe in Miracles
A Spiritual Journey of Positive Change
by Carmel Thomason
Publisher:BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship)
This is a lovely 40 day introduction to the spiritual exercise best known as 'quiet time'. Each chapter is a one day session with a reading that reflects on modern life and sets the piece for the 'Todays practice' section that closes each chapter. These involve 3 practices, the first being a 15 minute contemplation/meditation time. Close your eyes, breath deeply and be still in the presence of God...
The second activity is the examen section and so changes each day and is usually related to the contemplation piece that starts the chapter, so we may consider our worries and write them away, we may look at what we can do rather than what we can't and do one small thing , and so they go on..each one gentle and simple but actually quite transformative,
and finally the third practice is to spend 5 minutes at the end of the day thinking about the good things in your day and choosing one to be thankful for.
Excellent beginners guide to quiet time, but also a wonderful tool for anyone that wants to focus on the positive and build that into their lives.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (16/04/16)