Written by Ruth Haley Barton and other leaders in the field of spiritual transformation, each eReflections article provides spiritual guidance and encouragement that will strengthen the soul of your leadership.


  1. Karen Fenter on April 8, 2019 at 8:29 am

    My husband and I recently began a new non-profit to offer a five-day free renewal for Christian Leaders. After 45 years of ministry ourselves, we know how exhausting and discouraging at times ministry can be, and how little ministers attend to their own spiritual self care. In our retirement, we are inviting church leaders to come for a time of solitude and silence.

    I would like to be granted permission to use the Appendix article in Ms. Barton’s book Invitation to Solitude and Silence, entitled “A Day in Solitude: Being Yourself with God”. This chapter would be ideal in helping our guests set the pace at the beginning of the week, and, as a result, helping them to begin a new rhythm of solitude with God as they return to their duties back home.

    Would you help me know how to obtain this permission.

    We are planning our first renewal in June.

    Thank you,
    Karen Fenter

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    […] Ruth Haley Barton is the founder of the Transforming Center. She is a leading voice in Christian spirituality and formation. In addition to her prolific writing, Ruth is also a sought after speaker. Ruth’s blog can be found here. […]

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