Get Your Free Audiobook

Listen with a free trial

1 credit a month to use on any title, yours to keep (you’ll use your first credit on this title).
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
Access to exclusive deals and discounts.
$16.45 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy Now for $20.30

Buy Now for $20.30

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions Of Use and Privacy Notice and authorise Audible to charge your designated credit card or another available credit card on file.

Publisher's Summary

Ruth Haley Barton describes how she has discovered the real presence of God, the God who is present through the practice of solitude and silence. Her audiobook invites you to meet God deeply and fully outside the demands and noise of daily life. It is a call to the adventure of spiritual transformation, an adventure that will lead you to freedom and authenticity, allowing you to become the person God created you to be.

In Invitation to Solitude and Silence, Barton offers spiritual guidance for your journey, helping you to hear God's call more clearly and showing you concrete ways to say yes. Chapter by chapter, she combines teaching and reflection on different aspects of the journey with activities and disciplines that will help you to practice solitude and silence. Barton offers the prophet Elijah as a biblical guide for your journey. And she offers her own perspective to help you understand the ups and downs you might experience along the way.

©2004 Ruth Haley Barton (P)2009 Oasis

What listeners say about Invitation to Solitude and Silence

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Life changing wisdom

Thank you Ruth for what you have shared in this book. The contents are truly life changing and very practical. A truly great resource for those seeking a deeper spiritual walk with Christ.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Joannelm
  • Joannelm
  • 10-05-2018

a must read!!

this book is life changing and has inspired me to obtain a new level of intimacy with God! her voice is calming and her practical steps make an intimidating goal totally doable!!

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Donna Doss
  • Donna Doss
  • 02-05-2020

Words from a wise woman who is living her faith

I truly loved listening to this book. I have listened to it as part of my daily walk. I has become my quiet time; to first listen to a chapter and then listen to God. The pace and peacefulness of the audio prepares me to slow down. Slowing down is something I am working on. This practice is enabling God to work deeply in me to heal and to bring joy.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Shawn
  • Shawn
  • 10-09-2019

Great book...

I like that through this book Ruth gives the reader practical steps to get centered in JESUS CHRIST. This is NOT a new age practice, it is our Christian heritage and without practicing silence daily and rest weekly, many Christians are running on empty and feel like we are running out of steam! I have known for a few years now that I needed to get away, but with all the social obligations and relationships I have being a wife, mother, daughter and friend to so many wonderful people I have allowed myself to fall into the trap of staying busy! Thanks to JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT inviting me to draw nearer to Him I am using this book to begin the practice of silence now.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Peni Johnson
  • Peni Johnson
  • 12-12-2018

Transformational

If you're tired and longing for a word from God this is a must read!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Ann Dublin
  • Ann Dublin
  • 30-11-2017

Audio Books

I enjoyed this audiobook, the flow was done well. I would highly recommend the book to those seeking a closer walk with God.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Craigan
  • Craigan
  • 11-02-2016

Further...for starters

If you have ever wondered about the practice of meditation, this is an excellent place to start. Ruth Barton began as an ordinary person hungering for something more. She provides the biblical basis, explores the benefits, and outlines the simple yet challenging practice of silence and solitude. An excellent start for those wanting to go further in their intimacy with God.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Bruce Umpstead
  • Bruce Umpstead
  • 11-04-2015

Required reading when exhausted ...

Started listening to the book when I was on a two-week vacation and didn't really relate. ... Then the new job with all the travel hit and I was so ready for Ruth's story. Solidarity and silence = staying centered and sane.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for oscar
  • oscar
  • 12-02-2015

Fantastic!!

A very candid, respectful and practically helpful book dealing with a subject which can be intimidating and scary. Reinforces my belief that practicing solitude and silence are foundational for anyone desiring a deep and rich spiritual life.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Amazon Customer
  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-07-2021

exactly what I needed!

this gave me the confidence of entering into solitude and silence with God. I felt like she was a tour guide for this new journey I was experiencing. So grateful for the content in this book. A must read for those who are seeking to consecrate themselves to know God and be full instead of living an empty life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Karla Klenke
  • Karla Klenke
  • 31-12-2020

Excellent

I felt like for the upcoming year God is calling me to a place of silence and solitude so when I ran across this book of that title I had to get it. I will likely be buying the paper copy as well. The only problem at all with the audible copy is that her voice is so soothing I found myself falling asleep sometimes… LOL

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Mrs Iris M Challis
  • Mrs Iris M Challis
  • 22-11-2018

Extremely helpful and honest and real

Having just started on the journey of stillness and solitude myself. I found this book extremely helpful. The author expresses many of my own thoughts experiences and feelings. Just what I needed to read at this point in my life. She was honest and real and has added to my knowledge of this subject in a positive way.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Seyed Razavi
  • Seyed Razavi
  • 27-09-2021

important book in need of better narration

this books has so much to say I want to hear but alas the narrator is reading it in such a way it is hard to get past the start. the author is gifted but should have trusted someone else better equipped to deliver her words on audio. I will seek out the book in print.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.