This is the kind of book you will be tempted to read in one setting. However, you should resist that temptation in order to spend time with the concepts presented on each page. Sacred Space reads like a classic in Christian literature. The one thing you will glean from this book is your need to have a place that can be your “sacred space” where you and God meet. 

John Duncan, writing with a scholar’s pen and a pastor’s heart, has unwrapped an amazing gift for the reader. He has the ability to weave the words from the classics into a tapestry colored by today’s world. 

Sacred Space is a book for those who feel bottle-necked, overloaded, trapped... in other words—all of us. If your soul has been damaged by an overloaded schedule, an over-technologized mind that pushed aside time for the sacred, and an over-hyped consumer church that marginalized the sacred (Christ, the cross and the resurrection) you will find help on these pages.

Sometimes the only thing that will help you draw closer to God is to find a Sacred Space where you can hear His voice. In this book, John Duncan offers fresh insight into the timeless truth about the necessity of being with God in the stillness. As you live with the pages of this book you will discover a new resource in your spiritual walk. 

We need to slow down and make room for sacred space to renew our vision for life and our enthusiasm for living for Christ. The damaged soul can only find renewal when time given to the sacred opens hearts and minds to the joy of Christ.

Be still and know that He is God.

John Duncan is a pastor, scholar, husband, and father. As you read his books, his love for reading will become apparent. His favorite places to travel include Cambridge, England, the North Carolina mountains, and any beach with sand and water. John is a huge sports fan, especially of teams in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. His writing focuses on three elements: spiritual focus, nature, and the classics.

John and his wife Judy have three daughters, all graduates of Baylor University and all married. As you will discover from reading the book, he is excited about becoming a grandfather. He is currently interim pastor at First Baptist Church San Marcos, TX and an Adjunct Professor at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, in Waco.

John’s pastoral experience spans 34 years and includes First Baptist Church, Georgetown, and Lakeside Baptist Church, Granbury, Texas. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s Degree at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, John earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. His most recent academic achievement is D. Phil. at The Open University at the Kirby-Laing Institute at Tyndale House Cambridge, England. 

John has an extensive writing ministry and is published in numerous periodicals. 

Sacred Space 
The Art of Sacred Silence, 
Sacred Speech, 
and The Sacred Ear 
in the Echo of the Still Small Voice of God

John D. Duncan
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