The title of this book reflects a widespread feeling, particularly among younger Christians, that the old idea of a daily “Quiet Time” has become tired and outdated. Alister McGrath sets out to develop a radically new approach to Bible study which affirms the central importance of the Scriptures, while exploring fresh ways of relating to them.
“Second, Christian spirituality puts an emphasis on the reading of Scripture.” (Page 6)
“that we need to read Scripture with the expectation that we will encounter, and be refreshed by, God.” (Page 18)
“We need to create space for God in our lives, and that means discipline—an ability and willingness to dedicate part of each day to God, and not to allow anything else to get in its way. Spending quality time with God is the precondition for effective and sustainable Christian service in the world.” (Page 11)
“Spirituality is doing everything possible on our part to ensure that the seed of the gospel takes root in our lives. Of” (Page 8)
“‘Spirituality’ refers to the methods we can develop to make sure that we are providing the best possible soil for the gospel to become established and to grow.” (Page 8)