Inwardness and Devotion


Selected Reading

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We need to be quiet so we can hear his voice and see his light. Then we shall experience something wonderful. We shall find that Jesus Christ is the same in times gone by, in modern times, and in the time to come of his future kingdom. We shall find that he is the same for all, that he has the same will, the same way, the same truth and the same love, for all. And we shall learn that the voice of the Holy Spirit says the same in us all.

- Eberhard Arnold

There is a certainty in which we accept—really take—that for which we have asked. But this is possible only when the Spirit himself can fully speak within us. God speaks when we are silent. His will becomes powerful when our self-will becomes quiet. His power is evident when our weakness no longer is “strength”.

- Eberhard Arnold

The inner source of strength, which in silent stillness lets God himself speak and work, leads the believer from the decline of death to the dawn of life. This life forces its way outwards in the stream of creative spirit, and yet cannot lose itself in the outer world.

- Eberhard Arnold

Additional Reading for Inwardness and Devotion

Inner Words
Daily meditations selected by Emmy Arnold from the writings of her husband Eberhard Arnold, as well as those of Augustine, Blumhardt, Bodelschwingh, Deitrich Bonhoeffer, Meister Eckhart, Hermann Loens, Martin Luther, Thomas a Kempis, Hudson Taylor and others.
Poems and Rhymed Prayers
Poems and prayers that open a window on one man’s inmost thoughts, and show him at his most essential and Christ-centered. Each one can be a centering point for meditation and contemplation.
The Prayer God Answers
Eberhard Arnold describes the kind of prayer that pleases God, and the power of prayer to transform our lives and our world.
Inner Land: The Inner Life
A trusted guide into the inner realm where our spirits find strength to master life and live for God.