241: Books That Matter: Sacred Rhythms–Creating a Rule of Life for Spiritual Formation


How can spiritual practices help you create a foundation of rest and growth? In this podcast episode, I’m sharing a book that has been one of the most impactful that I’ve ever read–Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, by Ruth Haley Barton.


I’ll talk about:

  • Why this book came at such a pivotal time in my life
  • The practices from the book that continue to form the foundation of my rhythms, behaviors, and routines
  • Why spiritual formation books are my favorite to read and how they have impacted me
  • How the practices in this book influenced the creation of the REALIFE Process®


If you’re in a season of feeling sped up, the genre of spiritual formation books can invite you to internal growth instead of external work. I hope you’ll pick up this book, and I believe it will impact you as much as it did me.


Mentioned In This Episode:

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, by Ruth Haley Barton

Other books I mentioned by Ruth: Embracing Rhythms of Work and Rest and Invitation to Retreat

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About Teresa McCloy:

Teresa McCloy is the creator of the REALIFE Process® and an ACC Certified Leadership & Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation. She partners with her clients as a coach, consultant, and professional speaker to discover how to do what matters in their life and business. Teresa is the author of Do What Matters: Live from Rest, Not Rush, Using the REALIFE Process®

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