Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Author: Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899111
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

The Oxford Handbook of Evangelical Theology

Author: Gerald McDermott
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195369440
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume surveys the state of the discipline on topics of greatest importance to evangelical theology. The authors critically assess the state of the question, from both classical and evangelical traditions, and propose a future direction for evangelical thinking on the subject. --from publisher description.

Experiencing Spiritual Revival

Author: Margaret Feinberg
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1401679145
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Every athlete, performer, and artist trains to reach his or her goals. As Christians, our goal is to be more like Jesus. Spiritual practices are the ways we train to be like Jesus. This study will introduce participants to two types of spiritual disciplines–those that are primarily active and call us to do something and those that are primarily inactive and call us to undo something. Through this study, participants will look at familiar spiritual practices like prayer, study, service, and fellowship through the lens of Scripture and find a renewed zest for life and loving God. Features include: Twelve weeks of interactive Bible study Questions for discussion Tips for leading a great group Women of Faith Study Guides have sold more than 2 million copies to date.

From Ordinary Woman to Spiritual Leader

Author: Kay Daigle
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449762034
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Although you may see yourself as merely one among millions of Christian women, God has great plans for you to leave an eternal impression on others. He has created and called you to spiritually influence those around you—your children, friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors. This practical guide will help you grow in the six fundamentals of spiritual leadership and encourage you on your own journey from ordinary woman to spiritual leader. “I not only recommend this book, I know I will be using it as I minister to women.” —Dr. Beverly Hislop, author of Shepherding a Woman’s Heart and Shepherding Women in Pain “Kay’s own experience and the stories of women that are included illustrate how powerful these truths are and how crucial they are for women who truly desire to serve God in an extraordinary way.” —Susie Hawkins, author of From One Ministry Wife to Another

Invitation to Presence

Author: Wendy Miller
ISBN: 9780835807746
Format: PDF
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Across the centuries, persons in the community of faith have met in the large congregation and in smaller groups for prayer, worship, learning, remembering of the Story, and a host of other experiences centered in their life in God. At the end of this twentieth century, we are experiencing a felt need for a deepening of our spiritual life as the Holy Spirit draws persons within and beyond the church to an awareness of hunger and need for God.

Sacred Rhythms

Author: Ruth Haley Barton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830878291
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Winner of a 2006 Logos Book Award! Do you long for a deep, fundamental change in your life with God? Do you desire a greater intimacy with God? Do you wonder how you might truly live your life as God created you to live it? Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life. Each chapter includes exercises to help you begin the practices--individually and in a group context. The final chapter puts it all together in a way that will help you arrange your life for spiritual transformation. The choice to establish your own sacred rhythm is the most important choice you can make with your life.

The Gift of Being Yourself

Author: David G. Benner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830832453
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He shows how understanding yourself leads you to better discern God's purposes for you, and, paradoxically, how becoming more like Christ allows you to become more fully yourself.

Ten Minute Transformation

Author: Chris Altrock
Publisher: Chalice Press
ISBN: 0827237073
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The average American spends about ten minutes per day in religious or spiritual activities. Do you believe you can experience a personal transformation if all you have is ten minutes a day? Or could these ten minutes be part of a more comprehensive plan for personal and global revolution? Could ten minutes be a mustard seed that God grows into something amazing? Pastor and author Chris Altrock believes it can! Rather than complain about ten minutes being too insignificant for spiritual growth, Altrock teaches practices to maximize that time for personal transformation and real social change. In only ten minutes a day over forty days, you'll learn a dozen spiritual disciplines to deepen your relationship with God. You'll also learn and see how God can use even the smallest amounts of time to change you and the world through your actions. Are you ready for ten minutes to actually make a difference?