“Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.”
These were the words given to John Ortberg by Dallas Willard. They were the foundation on which Ortberg launched into a journey to discover a healthy soul life.
Soul Keeping: Caring For the Most Important Part of You is a collection of reflections on his conversations with and mentorship by Dallas Willard. Ortberg blends in decades of pastoral experience into this work.
For me the book started solely with some “scholarly” definitions of the soul, but soon branched into loads of practical application.
Ortberg tackles rest, gratitude, works and grace, as well as the disappointing seasons known as the “dark night of the soul.”
Here are some of the best quotes from the book: (JO=John Orterg, DW=Dallas Willard)