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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN-10 9780830899111
Release 2015-12-19
Pages 344
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Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there. Or maybe you want to learn about new spiritual disciplines like visio divina, unplugging or attentiveness. In Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them. With over 80,000 copies in print, this well-loved catalog of seventy-five disciplines has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.



Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN-10 9780830846054
Release 2015-12-19
Pages 352
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Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there. Or maybe you want to learn about new spiritual disciplines like visio divina, unplugging or attentiveness. In Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them. With over 80,000 copies in print, this well-loved catalog of seventy-five disciplines has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.



Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN-10 0830876979
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 292
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Fasting. Solitude. Contemplative prayer. Lectio divina. Have you heard about these practices and wanted to try them? Have you wandered from one practice to another not sure quite what to do? Are you overwhelmed by all the to-dos of your spiritual life? We have good desires—for a more intimate prayer life, perhaps, or deeper insight from God's Word—but we don't know how to get there. So we give up our pursuit, tired from wandering aimlessly, and end up feeling guilty and more distant from God instead of closer. In the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this Handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually do them. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.



Invitations from God

Invitations from God Author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN-10 9780830868704
Release 2011-06-04
Pages 209
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Some invitations we desperately want: "Will you marry me?" "Would you consider a promotion?" Other invitations we never want to receive but must respond to all the same: "What treatment do you want for your tumor?" Invitations pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. God is also sending invitations. Sometimes they seem less compelling than anything on my to-do list. Why would I want to say yes to the invitation to rest when I'm already so far behind? Why follow when I could lead? Why accept invitations to weep or to admit I am wrong or to wait? Saying yes might slow me down, sabotage my agenda and even undo who I think I am. Adele Calhoun, author of the popular Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, offers a book about invitations like these—divine invitations we miss or ignore because we've said yes to going with the cultural flow. While these invitations from God can sometimes be difficult to accept, they can heal and restore even as they shape where we go, what we do and who we become. What we say yes to, what we say no to forms the terrain of our future. Included in this book are reflection questions and exercises as well as overview charts with recommended disciplines to guide you through each theme. As you attend to the often hidden, quiet voice of the Great Inviter, you will find yourself as God created you to be.



Spiritual Disciplines Companion

Spiritual Disciplines Companion Author Jan Johnson
ISBN-10 0830866930
Release 2012-05-25
Pages 315
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Spiritual disciplines connect us to the God who wants to transform our souls. We discover these time-tested practices in the Bible as we look at the everyday ways Jesus related to God. These companion studies and exercises will help you to explore sixteen core practices. Three segments on each practice (a total of forty-eight sessions) allow space to go beyond superficial understanding and to begin to live in a new way. Jan Johnson, a seasoned writer in both the areas of spiritual formation and Bible study, has created a unique mix of inductive Bible study, guided meditation and transformational exercises spanning all the styles of learning and offering something for everyone. You can use this book effectively on your own or with a group. Discover what it means to live in the grace and light of God's transforming presence. Also available: The Spiritual Disciplines Bible Studies series of eight titles offers these studies in six-week guides with notes for leaders included. Explore silence service secrecy prayer listening Bible study Scripture meditation community submission reflection confession fasting simplicity worship celebration



Invitation to a Journey

Invitation to a Journey Author M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
ISBN-10 9780830893737
Release 2016-05-21
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M. Robert Mulholland Jr. defines spiritual formation as "the process of being formed in the image of Christ for the sake of others." Compact and solid, this definition encompasses the dynamics of a vital Christian life and counters our culture's tendency to make spirituality a trivial matter or reduce it to a private affair between "me and Jesus." In Invitation to a Journey, Mulholland helps Christians new and old understand that we become like Christ gradually, not instantly. Not every personality is suited to an early morning quiet time, so Mulholland frees different personality types to express their piety differently. He reviews the classical spiritual disciplines and demonstrates the importance of undertaking our spiritual journey with (and for the sake of) others. This road map for spiritual formation is profoundly biblical and down to earth. In the finest tradition of spiritual literature, it is a vital help to Christians at any stage of their journey. This edition is revised and expanded by Ruth Haley Barton with a new foreword, practices and study guide.



The Christian Educator s Handbook on Spiritual Formation

The Christian Educator s Handbook on Spiritual Formation Author Kenneth O. Gangel
ISBN-10 9781441215338
Release 1998-02-01
Pages 352
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Provides the help Christians need to understand and pursue spiritual growth.



Joy Together

Joy Together Author Lynne M. Baab
ISBN-10 9780664237097
Release 2012
Pages 203
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Guidance and examples for Christian leaders as they seek ways to involve their congregations or small groups in spiritual practices



Spiritual Classics

Spiritual Classics Author Richard J. Foster
ISBN-10 9780060628727
Release 2000-01-05
Pages 400
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The Brightest Lights of the Christian Tradition St. Augustine, Thomas Merton, Fredrick Buechner, Evelyn Underhill, A.W. Tozer, G.K. Chesterton, Thomas More, Martin Luther King, Jr., Amy Carmichael, Simone Weil, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hildegard of Bingen, John Milton, Dorothy Day, Leo Tolstoy, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and more. . . From nearly two thousand years of Christian writing comes Spiritual Classcs,fifty–two selections complete with a profile of each author, guided meditations for group and individual use, and reflections containing questions and exercises. Editors Richard Foster and Emilie Griffith offer their expertise by selecting inspirational writings and including their own commentary and recommendations for further guided reading and exploration.



Crafting a Rule of Life

Crafting a Rule of Life Author Stephen A. Macchia
ISBN-10 9780830869763
Release 2012-03-24
Pages 192
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Your personal rule of life is a holistic description of the Spirit-empowered rhythms and relationships that create, redeem, sustain and transform the life God invites you to humbly fulfill for Christ's glory. All of us have an unwritten personal rule of life. We wake at certain times, get ready for our days in particular ways, use our free time for assorted purposes and practice rhythms of work, hobbies, and worship. There is already a rule in place that you are following. Isn t it time to give up your unwritten rule and prayerfully write one that more closely matches the heartbeat of God? In this practical workbook Stephen A. Macchia looks to St. Benedict as a guide for discovering your own rule of life in community. It is a process that takes time and concerted effort; you must listen to God and discern what he wants you to be and do for his glory. But through the basic disciplines of Scripture, prayer and reflection in a small group context you will be lead forward in a journey toward Christlikeness. The invitation is transformational, so brace yourself for sweet release. By letting go and trusting God, you will receive the gift of life in its fullest and richest form.



Spiritual Theology

Spiritual Theology Author Simon Chan
ISBN-10 9780830876990
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 302
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A 1999 Academy of Parish Clergy Top Ten Book! Theology is "the doctrine of living unto God," wrote the Puritan theologian William Ames. Unfortunately, post-Enlightenment theology has tended to divorce "doctrine" from "living unto God." And to the degree that this split has been deepened and perpetuated, both theology and spirituality have been impoverished. Spiritual Theology is a rare book. In it, Simon Chan surveys the little-explored landscape where systematic theology and godly praxis meet, highlighting the connections between Christian doctrine and Christian living and drawing out the spiritual implications of particular aspects of systematic theology. Allowing rational formulations to drop into the background, he brings the mystery of the faith to the fore. Chan begins with the principal doctrines of God, sin, salvation and the church. He then progresses to a reflective consideration of the practice of the spiritual life, from prayer to spiritual direction. Unabashedly evangelical and truly ecumenical, Chan grounds his exploration in the sources of the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox traditions. His work is well abreast of contemporary theological currents and crossculturally conversant from an Asian perspective. Spiritual Theology is a book for those who care deeply about theology and spirituality, and strive to integrate the two. It is well worth careful reflection and prayerful reading.



Spiritual assessment

Spiritual assessment Author David R. Hodge
ISBN-10 UOM:39015058236459
Release 2003-01-01
Pages 121
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Spiritual assessment has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Spiritual assessment also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Spiritual assessment book for free.



Habits of a Child s Heart

Habits of a Child s Heart Author Valerie Hess
ISBN-10 9781617472015
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 208
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Teach your children the basics of the spiritual disciplines. Broken down into bite-sized, age-specific exercises, the foundations of the Christian life will become lifetime habits. Practice the spiritual disciplines as a family by: Serving others in a practical waySimplifying schedules and possessionsDeveloping new habits of worshipMeditating on specific Bible passages



Living God s Love

Living God s Love Author Gary Holloway
ISBN-10 0974844128
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 176
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This simple and easy-to-follow guide to daily relationship with God invites readers to break out of the rut of repetitive, soulless religious practices and into a journey that is unpredictable in every way but one: God is there. Gary Holloway and Earl Lavender want to know if you're longing for a deeper relationship with God but don't know where to begin. Years of failed attempts to consistently study the Bible and personal prayers that feel repetitive and cold can discourage many of us from finding the fulfilling spiritual life we imagine. Living God's Love offers readers another way of thinking: if they are with God, every momenteven the seemingly mundaneis spiritually alive. Out of this conviction, the authors develop a profoundly simple book that encourages readers by walking through a view of Christian maturity attained through relationship with God.



Soul Feast

Soul Feast Author Marjorie J. Thompson
ISBN-10 9780664239244
Release 2014
Pages 200
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Now available in enlarged print, Soul Feast has equipped and inspired tens of thousands of readers to lead a spiritual life. Marjorie Thompson offers a framework for understanding the spiritual disciplines and provides instruction for developing and nurturing those practices. Many new additions, including a new chapter on keeping the sabbath, make this newly revised edition of Soul Feast a must-have for individual reflection and group study. (Publisher)



Women Identity

Women   Identity Author Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN-10 9780830831081
Release 2015-07-03
Pages 64
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We live only a small fraction of the lives God has for us, circling around the demands of the present moment while God whispers softly or even hollers for us to harness our whole hearts. These studies follow the biblical themes as well as the journeys of women showing the way to embracing God's strength and wisdom to live whole lives.



Walking with God

Walking with God Author Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN-10 1565639820
Release 2004-02-01
Pages 320
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Introducing a compilation of the five best selling Made Easy series as a first primer for spiritual disciplines! "Prayer Made Easy" Learn the motives and methods behind Christian prayer. This book features helps and tips on the mechanics of prayer, and includes an enlightening study of The Lord's Prayer. Helpful charts and vivid illustrations transform learning what the Bible teaches about prayer into an understandable and enjoyable experience for even the newest Christian. "Daily Devotions Made Easy" A variety of methods for beginning a daily program of devotions are introduced, emphasizing the importance of spending time by one's self in prayer, reading, meditating on the scriptures, and listening to music. "Scripture Memory Made Easy" This useful study tool can help strengthen and increase a memory of scripture. "Scripture Memory Made Easy" provides a step-by-step plan for memorizing one hundred scripture verses within a year. "Sharing Your Faith Made Easy" This is ideal for those interested in knowing how to better share their Christian faith with others. Filled with dozens of helpful witnessing tips and motivational quotes, one can learn step-by-step how to communicate the good news of the Gospel. "Knowing God's Will Made Easier" Learn principles for understanding God's guidance. These answers aren't always easy to discover, but this reference discusses such topics as: keys to finding God's will, what to do when God seems distant or you are at your wit's end, and what to do when God says "no." It also addresses questions such as,"Does God use visions and dreams?" and "What part does the Bible play in knowing God's will?" "Walking with God" is an inexpensive, useful resource for Bible study groups, new Christians, seekers, Sunday School children and Bible teachers.