Publication date: 5-25-2006
Imprint: Kregel Publications
Making Space for What Matters Most
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”
—Matthew 11:28, NLT
Sat through a three-hour meeting at work…have papers to grade…cell phone won’t quit ringing…must get the kids to band and soccer practice…have to run to the bank…trying to make it to rehearsal for the worship ensemble…the house is a mess…my boss is on my back…running late…car has an unexpected flat tire…got in an argument with your spouse…Are you feeling overwhelmed yet?
Like Jesus’ words in Matthew 11, SoulCare is about slowing down, stepping outside the chaos of our lives, and entrusting God with the care of our souls—letting Him give us peace that is truly satisfying. It is not about more principles that teach us how live a fulfilled life or manage our busy lives. It’s about taking care of what is most important. It’s an invitation to a journey full of true companionship, relationship, and intimate friendship.
“In SoulCare, Stephen Smith provides a user-friendly guide to caring for the spiritual person within you. SoulCare invites you to walk around your soul, look at it from different perspectives, and learn how to deepen your walk with the heavenly Father.”
from the foreword
“This is a book I can recommend with enthusiasm. Read it if your spirit calls you to deeper places of rest in God and deeper knowing of both yourself and God. Read it with openness to God and you will be changed!”
—David G. Benner, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spirituality, Psychological Studies Institute
Author of Surrender to Love, The Gift of Being Yourself, and Desiring God's Will
The founder of The Potter’s Inn, Steve Smith has been involved in Christian ministry for over twenty-five years. He and his wife, Gwen, are frequent speakers and retreat leaders who focus on the spiritual growth and transformation of individuals, couples, churches, and organizations.