Some books are just done best in community. And I believe L.L. Barkat’s God in the Yard: Spiritual practice for the rest of us is one of those books. It’s practically a handbook for personal communion with God, and it calls for a response from the reader. That’s why we thought it would be a great fit for a group blogging project.
From the description on Amazon.com:
Through days and nights of L.L. Barkat’s year of daily outdoor solitude comes an irresistible voice calling you to spiritual practice.
This 12-week course tells a unique story, but it will also invite you to personal growth. You’ll find various options for discovery and participation: free writing, writing response, physical and mental play, and blogging (or alternatives).
We have an incredible team leading us through discussion on this book:
- Laura Boggess (@lauraboggess) – Special Projects Editor at TheHighCalling.org and Blogger at The Wellspring
- Krista Burdine (@KristaBurdine) – Blogger at Thoughts from the Well
- Crystal Rowe (@soulmunchies) – Contributing Editor at BibleDude.net, and Blogger at Soul Munchies
- Duane Scott (@duane_scott) – Contributing Editor at BibleDude.net, and Blogger at
- Amy Sondova (@amysondova) – Blogger at Backseat Writer
- Eric Swalberg (@EricSwalberg) – Blogger at
And here’s our posting schedule:
Introduction (Dan King)
- woods: invitation (Crystal Rowe)
- rules: the way (Laura Boggess)
- look: contemplation (Eric Swalberg)
- weep: celebration (Duane Scott)
- sky: gratitude (Amy Sondova)
- open: prayer (Krista Burdine)
- gone: presence (Laura Boggess)
- cycle: sabbath (Crystal Rowe)
- poetry: silence (Eric Swalberg)
- me: self care (Duane Scott)
- with: submission (Amy Sondova)
- home: hospitality (Krista Burdine)
So stay tuned for some great discussion, and please feel free to jump into the comments and share your thoughts! In the meantime, here are a few things that you can do right now…
- Buy the book. It’ll be a much better experience for you if you follow along in your own copy of the book.
- Subscribe to updates. Get the latest posts in this series in your email inbox or favorite feed reader. This is the best way to keep up with everything!
- Tweet it up! Follow @bibledude and retweet updates from this event. If you want to share your own tweets, make sure that you use the #godintheyard hashtag.