In our hurried, busy age, faster has become a synonym for better, and experience has become a substitute for intimacy.
The problem, however, is that faster experiences do not make better relationships with people, or with God.
Welcome to The Sacred Slow: A Holy Departure from Fast Faith.
Formatted as 52 experiences in unhurried honesty with God, The Sacred Slow reminds readers on every page that
God never wanted to use them: He always wanted to love them.
The tone is personal, practical, and penetrating. The fruit is sustainable (as opposed to event-based) nearness with God!
The Sacred Slow (TSS) – An Overview
52 carefully crafted readings, guided reflections, and response options
Can be experienced individually or in small groups
The overflow of Alicia’s 30+ years as a spiritual mentor
Toolbox with God-Print and Personal Inventory exercises
12-week Group Facilitator Guide
4-page, fold-out Life Scroll
If you have the ebook, would like a draft copy, or want to attach 2+ scrolls together to give yourself more writing room, click below to download a copy of the Life Scroll.
Alicia has poured thirty years and countless hours into The Sacred Slow, asking the reader to breathe, to think, to dig deep, to see soul health restored, and in turn, to see the joy of daily living reinstated. With my whole heart, I endorse not only the book but the writer, who lives as she writes and walks as she asks us to. Take the time and dive in deep.
Alicia Britt Chole is a trusted guide to help you live present to the God who is already present to you. In The Sacred Slow, she distills from her thirty-plus years of experience mentoring others to provide not only biblical concepts but practical tools for application that can help us enter God’s sacred invitation to go deeper in life with him.
author of THE PURSUING GOD and THE SKELETONS IN GOD’S CLOSET
The Sacred Slow is the fruit of a carefully crafted and vetted mentoring sequence that stresses process over product and demonstrates that without shabbat there is no shalom. It wonderfully portrays the often-missing skills of listening, stillness, waiting, and attentiveness that are critical components of abiding in Jesus.
The Sacred Slow is a must-read for any Christian who wants to understand the true secret to intimacy with God.
Nationally syndicated radio host of THE JENNIFER KEITT SHOW
In The Sacred Slow, Alicia cuts and cures. As I read, I felt she was reading me—and in my faith journey with me. Alicia has accepted that pain is often a gift, so her story is transformational, without bringing attention to herself. I wouldn’t have missed dwelling in this book!”
Gail MacDonald Author of HIGH CALL, HIGH PRIVILEGE; serves as chancellor and wife at Denver
Seminary alongside her husband, Gordon MacDonald
Every now and then you come across a person whose presence and writing has a sense of the sacred. When you read Alicia’s writing, you quickly know she is a person who has a deep, rich, winsome, and life-giving relationship with God. This book is a wonderful blend of insight, inspiration, and invitation.
Lance Witt Founder, Replenish Ministries
Alicia is a trusted and gentle guide offering profound wisdom and thoughtfulness into a new way to live. Quietly and slowly taking time with these pages will change your life.
Nathan Foster Director of community life, Renovaré; author of THE MAKING OF AN ORDINARY SAINT
Dr. Alicia Britt Chole practically explains how to reorient your life so that rather than living for God (or anything else) you learn to live with God—a subtle shift that offers life-giving fruit. In an age full of cacophonous distraction, The Sacred Slow has the power to lead you on a spiritual journey that will truly change your life.
Dr. Holly Carlson Zhao Neuropsychologist; director of the Center for Optimal Brain Health
Alicia designed The Sacred Slow to be experienced in community. She has included facilitator notes, suggested memory verses, further study links, and more discussion questions than you’ll ever need in the ToolBox in the back of the book. AND in the Spring 2018, twelve 30-minute teaching videos will be available to accompany the 12 movements!!