Personal and Group Retreats
Your delight in coming across that monastery isolated out there on those austere plains, ‘miles from nowhere,’ and finding a community of praying brothers there is contagious. I am more and more convinced that holiness does infiltrate place. In such places, I always have a sense of homecoming—heaven-coming. We necessarily live much of our lives in exile, so to be able to spot the people and places that re-establish our true identity is so important….” The Wisdom of Each Other,
Are you drawn to take time away from the stresses of life to be with God, to meditate on His Word, to sit quietly in His presence, to hear from His Spirit and gain perspective on life? Most Christians are. As a companion to your bible, consider taking All Consuming Fire with you. You may find it helpful as you meet with God alone, or going through some of the chapters with a group of close friends. It is also a great resource when planning your next church retreat.
“Our love for God stems from a belief in Who He is, His great love for us, and deepens when we intentionally move toward Him while everything inside of us wants to resist Him. God’s part is to grant us faith through the work of the Holy Spirit. Our part is to cooperate with the Spirit as He beckons us to move closer. This is how relationships develop. They are built on trust and response (obedience). If we love God above all else, we can’t live in disobedience to Him. Our challenge is to love God responsively.” Dori Sear
~”The Great Command, All Consuming Fire”, Lesson 5-5
“If people are going to see the kingdom of God today, they will have to observe it in its citizens. It is revealed as Christ’s rule in our heart is expressed in our actions. People see the kingdom whenever we show mercy instead of judgment, speak truth when a lie would be to our advantage, or serve when it’s neither expected nor deserved.” The Insider by Jim Petersen and Mike Shamy
All Consuming Fire reaches beyond North American borders. It has been used by missionaries in Spain, Poland, Mongolia and SE Asian. It has served as personal devotionals, family devotionals and in ministries.
Through publisher Xulon Press, All Consuming Fire is syndicated throughout the world and available in European and Asian markets.