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  • By Leslie Price
    Feb 3, 2020
    Practical and Inspirational! This book teaches the reader how to use meditation techniques with a biblical focus to worship, focus, and relax. The author gives the invitation to make time for meditation as a place of rest and peace in an ever increasingly busy world. Learning to meditate with a biblical, spiritual focus opens the door to a deeper connection with God and His word. This book has been transformative in my walk with God and my overall ability to slow down and rest in Him!
  • By Elizabeth Mundie
    Jan 22, 2020
    I tried hard to enjoy this book, but I found it to be a confusing mishmash of worldviews. The author is a yoga teacher, and I knew there would be some advice about stretching and breathing. I did not know that yoga/Hindu philosophy would eclipse the meager Biblical content. After reading Be Still, I have some reservations. 1) The text of the book uses a Bible verse here and there, and the book has a list of scriptures at the end. Even so, there is surprisingly little attention paid to the subject of Biblical meditation, which is what the book is supposed to be about 2) Jheni makes much of the Hindu/yoga concept of journeying to the Atman, and she states, without any Biblical support, that the soul has five sheaths or koshas to it. She says that in our meditation, God will show us our pure self and we will want to be more like that pure self. This is parallel to the Hindu/yoga path of enlightenment in which the goal is to reach the point when you realize that your Atman is simply a... More > part of the universal Atman or Brahma. This entire meditative technique is so closely allied to Hindu pantheism and of a belief in reincarnation that I am not sure why we are discussing it in a book on Biblical meditation. This type of mediation is seeking a god and peace through an inward journey to the self. I have a hard time seeing that in the Bible. Colossians 3:2, Joshua 1:8, John 14:6, and Luke 9:23 are just a few verses that seem to me to point in another direction. 3) Jheni advises chanting mantras, especially Om, which, for millions of Hindus, is closely aligned with the names of Hindu deities, For example, Hindus ascribe 108 names to a deity called Shiva (whom they call Lord) and every one of those names begin with Om. Each of three syllables of Om is said to be the first syllable in the name of each of three main deities. And, some claim that the Om symbol is associated with Ganesh, a deity with an elephant’s head. We are in some sketchy territory here. Exodus 23:13 warns the Israelites not to take the names of any god but the true God on their lips, 1 John 5:21 says, “Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.” Why introduce a spiritually questionable practice in a book on Christian meditation? In Deuteronomy 12:30, God says, “...be careful not to be ensnared by inquiring about their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods? We will do the same.” It is one thing to stretch, relax, and focus...another to equate extra-Biblical philosophy with the Bible.< Less
  • By Bryan Ferguson
    Dec 24, 2019
    I loved...and HIGHLY recommend this book! I received it today and read it cover to cover. "Being Still" and emotionally letting God be God is a daily challenge in these modern times. I appreciated your personal vulnerability as well as your practical techniques of calming our anxious minds and thoughts in faith.
  • By Tanya Guinn
    Dec 22, 2019
    Everyone should read/study this amazing book! Jheni gives links to Biblical meditation, which helps us be still and mindful. Mindfulness is rare in an anxious world...I recommend this book in my private practice to all of my clients. Also on my website in my Resource page under Spiritual resources. If you can ever take Jheni’s yoga class...you will love it! She taught a class at our SE Region church Women’s Retreat at Black Mountain. So thankful Jheni shares her talents with others in classes and in her book!
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Product Details

ISBN
9780359871117
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Three Seventy-Four Publishing
Published
December 15, 2019
Language
English
Pages
148
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.61 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
24360483
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