• Ragged

  • Spiritual Disciplines for the Spiritually Exhausted
  • By: Gretchen Ronnevik
  • Narrated by: Kelsi Klembara
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

When we mistake spiritual disciplines for to-dos, time slots on our schedule, or Instagram-able moments, we miss the benefits of Christ’s continual and constant work for us. In Ragged, Gretchen Ronnevik aims to reclaim spiritual disciplines as good gifts, given by our good Father, instead of the heavy burdens of performance carried by the Christian. 

Only when we recognize our failures to maintain God’s commands do we also realize the benefit of our dependence on his promises. Gretchen uses this distinction between law and gospel, presented throughout Scripture, to guide listeners through spiritual disciplines including prayer, meditation, Scripture reading, and discipleship, among others. 

Despite our best efforts, the good news is that spiritual disciplines have less to do with what we bring before God, and more about who Christ is for us, not only as the author but also as the perfecter of our faith.

©2021 New Reformation Publications (P)2021 New Reformation Publications

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On the Gospel and Spiritual disciplines 10/10

Best book I have read on spiritual disciplines. Instead of puffing you up with check lists or guilting your through failure, Gretchen points you to Jesus and his gifts to you.

Will re-read. Will gift.

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Great ideas to stay in God's word no matter what

I got this book on audio and kindle but I only listened to the audio. The narration was very pleasant, for me anyway. The author gave so many good ways that we can engage spiritual disciplines even when we are exhausted. She gave examples from her own life which were very helpful. It also made me think about the fact that everyone has bad things happen to them at one time or another. When I can reach out to help others when I am in a better place it is such a blessing to both me and them. Accept the help of my godly brothers and sisters and do the same for them in return. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all the thought provoking that I got out of this.

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The content is acceptable... Narrator is horrible!

This book might have given me more--though the first half was lacking any deep and enlightening or novel ideas about spiritual growth--but I couldn't get more than halfway through. The narrator is somewhere between ages 9 and 15, and is absolutely NOT the right person to narrate a book for adult readers/listeners. Seriously. A child-like voice speaking to you from a book which you expected might give you some deep spiritual insights? No. Definitely not appropriate. Very off-putting!