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Pay Attention to Leighton Ford’s The Attentive Life (A Book Review)

By L. Putnam “Pay attention” is the watchword of this book.  And “pay attention” is what I would like to challenge the reader to do.  Pay attention and awaken to who Ford once was.  Pay attention and awaken to who Ford now is.  In addition, pay attention to “the hours of our lives, ” and to the […]

Book Review by Gary Gilley: The Attentive Life, Discerning God’s Presence in All Things by Leighton Ford

by Gary Gilley Southern View Chapel [Leighton Ford] is best known as an effective evangelist who has been closely associated with Billy Graham. Throughout his long ministry (he is now approaching 80) he has had the reputation of one who preached an uncompromising gospel message…. The Attentive Life gets top-billing in the recent advertisement release […]

Zondervan Introduces Contemplative Leighton Ford

LTRP Note: We are posting the following notice by Zondervan publishing regarding Leighton Ford and his new book, The Attentive Life. The book offers a collection of quotes by and references to some of the most prolific eastern-style meditation teachers, including Thomas Keating, David Steindl-Rast, Gerald May, Kathleen Norris, and atonement rejector and Episcopal priest […]

Dallas Theological Seminary Not Contemplative? – New Evidence Shows Otherwise

Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) has always maintained that while they teach Spiritual Formation, they only teach the “good” kind and that they are not a school that promotes contemplative spirituality. Lighthouse Trails has always challenged these suppositions. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago when Lighthouse Trails editors had some correspondence with two different DTS […]

Letter From Focus on the Family Confirms Past Reports – They DO Promote Contemplative Spirituality

Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a list of “Focus Reviewed” and approved contemplative authors as well as a list of FOF contemplative resources they have produced. Anyone seeing this list will not be able to say that Focus on The Family does NOT promote contemplative spirituality.  [I]f you were to jump […]

Moody’s Pastors’ Conference Teaching Lectio Divina This Week – And Seven Years of Warning by Lighthouse Trails Go Unheeded

On May 20-23, Moody Bible Institute held its annual Pastors’ Conference (this year called re|Focus). Keynote speakers included Alistair Begg, Voddie Bauchman, Michael Easley (former Moody Bible Institute president) and a number of other evangelical pastors and speakers. On Tuesday, during one of the breakout sessions, Peter Spychalla, Director of Prayer Ministries, East White Oak Bible Church in Illinois […]

New Age Writer Sue Monk Kidd Found in Christian Circles

Sue Monk Kidd is a popular author, whose books are read by many Christians and used in many Sunday School studies. Her books are carried in countless Christian bookstores, and surprisingly are endorsed by and quoted from the most unlikely Christian leaders. Ray Yungen talks about Monk Kidd in A Time of Departing: [Sue] Monk […]


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