There is a great need today for soul-weary people to have opportunity to follow Jesus' invitation to 'Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.' (Mark 16:31) Sue Pickering helps you plan and host retreats of varying lengths - from a few hours to a few days - and introduces the practices of contemplative spiritual development including reflection, times of solitude, and silent prayer. Five segments of the book introduce the process of facilitating retreats, provide resource sheets, and then present detailed ways to offer retreats that are short in length (up to 3 hours), 1 day (6 - 8 hours), and three nights or weekend retreats. An accompanying CD contains all the material in the book. 262 pages, softcover from Canterbury Press.