Ancient mystical practices are being introduced into countless churches under the umbrella of the spiritual formation movement. Also known as contemplative spirituality, this belief system has roots in mysticism and the occult. "A Time of Departing" exposes the truth about the new spirituality that is entering the Christian church. Does the silence, as taught by many of today's Christian teachers and leaders, really take us into the presence of God, or is it a door that opens to the great delusion and falling away of which the Bible speaks? If you've ever wondered about labyrinths, breath prayers, centering prayer, the silence, yoga, the Desert Fathers, spiritual formation, contemplative prayer and ancient wisdom practices, then this is a book you must read! Through which avenues has this new spirituality entered the church You may be surprised at the answer! Purpose Driven; Emerging Church; Spiritual Formation; Spiritual Directors; Postmodernism; Youth Ministries; Seminaries and Christian Colleges.