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A Spiritual Formation Workbook - Revised Edition

A Spiritual Formation Workbook - Revised Edition

Small Group Resources for Nurturing Christian Growth

  • Author: James Bryan Smith,Richard J. Foster
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780062029331
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 112
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This beginning workbook for Spiritual Formation Groups features guidelines for starting a group, study plans for the first nine sessions, and a questionnaire that helps map the way ahead. Based upon six major dimensions of the spiritual life found in the life of Christ and Christian tradition: The Contemplative Tradition - The Holiness Tradition - The Charismatic Tradition - The Social Justice Tradition - The Evangelical Tradition - and The Incarnational Tradition, this workbook program provides all the necessary ingredients to start and maintain a Spiritual Formation Group. Successfully used by thousands of Spiritual Formation Group participants, A Spiritual Formation Workbook has been completely revised to correlate with Richard J. Foster's Streams of Living Water. Its new and updated exercises and teachings offer fresh perspectives on Christian faith and practice. Christian in perspective and ecumenical in breadth, RENOVARÉ (from the Latin, meaning "to renew") is an effort committed to the renewal of the Church. Founded by bestselling writer Richard J. Foster, RENOVARÉ provides individual churches with a balanced, practical, effective small-group strategy for spiritual growth.

A Spiritual Formation Workbook

A Spiritual Formation Workbook

  • Author: James Bryan Smith,Richard J. Foster
  • Publisher: HarperOne
  • ISBN: 9780060669652
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 82
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A beginning workbook for new spiritual formation groups featuring guidelines for starting up, study plans for the first eight sessions, and a questionnaire that helps map the way ahead.

Connecting with God

Connecting with God

A Spiritual Formation Guide

  • Author: Renovare
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061951749
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 144
  • View: 8616
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How can we experience god? God has communicated with his people throughout the ages in many ways. Adam and Eve encountered him directly in the Garden of Eden, Teresa of Avila experienced him through visions, and Francis of Assisi heard his voice in nature. This book gives practical advice for connecting on a deeply personal level with God. It uncovers new places to look for God, while providing reflection questions and activities to reinvigorate communication with God in such traditional areas as prayer and Bible study. Divided into twelve chapters conveniently organized for individual or group study, each section explores a different area in which we can deepen our individual communion with God. The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guides, created by Richard J. Foster and the team that developed The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible and the longstanding A Spiritual Formation Workbook, provide tangible lessons that help us become spiritually formed, conformed, and transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. Geared for either individual study or use in small groups, each Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guide explores one facet of our life with God, providing readings from Scripture as well as classic and contemporary works of spirituality. The combination of readings, reflection questions, exercises, and activities makes these books invaluable interactive guides that prompt true spiritual growth.

Experiencing God's Story of Life and Hope

Experiencing God's Story of Life and Hope

A Workbook for Spiritual Formation

  • Author: J. Scott Duvall
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic
  • ISBN: 082549494X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 201
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Intended for college and seminary courses on spiritual formation, the workbook consists of twelve chapters with three parts each: believing, behaving, and becoming (that is, what virtues to possess). Thus, the thirty-six lessons are holistic, showing that the process of becoming like Christ involves our entire being.

Becoming Curious

Becoming Curious

A Spiritual Practice of Asking Questions

  • Author: Casey Tygrett
  • Publisher: IVP Books
  • ISBN: 9780830846276
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 192
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Curiosity is essential to growth. A little curiosity moves us deeper into the lives of the people around us. A little curiosity leads to opportunities we never knew existed. A little curiosity helps us understand our own strange emotions. A little curiosity, if focused on Jesus, will make us more like him. Pastor and spiritual director Casey Tygrett loves to ask questions. "There's a difficult line to walk between what we need to know and what falls into the realm of mystery," he writes. "Walking that line often wears on our nerves and causes incredible tension, and so we settle for easy answers. We stop asking questions. We give up. We begin to lose the one thing that fiercely energizes the transformation of our souls—something beautiful, poetic, joyful, and happily disruptive: curiosity. When we make curiosity a spiritual practice, we open up to new ways of knowing God and knowing ourselves as well. Come and discover the power of asking questions.

The Kingdom and the Cross

The Kingdom and the Cross

  • Author: James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 083086833X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 55
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We believe a lot of false narratives about the nature of God, things like "God helps those who help themselves"; "God blesses the righteous"; "God might not be out for your good, and you might be missing something." But pastor and professor James Bryan Smith, author of the Apprentice Series, points us to the truth of who God is, revealed by Jesus: A God who loves to help the helpless. A God who doesn't play favorites, whether righteous or unrighteous. A God who is, in his essence, self-sacrificing—even to death—to save a people he loves. In six short chapters, The Kingdom and the Cross zooms in on Christ's work on the cross and what it all means about who God is and how we're to live as his people. A soul training exercise is included for each chapter to help the new true narrative take root in our hearts. And a discussion guide at the end makes this complement to The Apprentice Series perfect for groups to work through together, especially during the season of Lent. Understanding Christ's work on the cross is crucial for any apprentice of Jesus. Here is a resource to help you see—and believe—more fully, that you might live more faithfully in his kingdom.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God

Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows

  • Author: James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830878345
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 232
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Turning to the Gospels, James Bryan Smith invites you to compare your ideas about God with what Jesus himself reveals about his Father. Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

The Magnificent Journey

The Magnificent Journey

Living Deep in the Kingdom

  • Author: James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830889299
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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There is a road to life in the unshakeable kingdom of God, but it's not an easy journey. In this book James Bryan Smith shows us the better road, the road less travelled, but the road full of riches. Along the way he introduces us to new spiritual practices that will provide the sustenance we need for the deepest, most joy-filled journey of our lives—the journey into the heart of God.

Eternal Living

Eternal Living

Reflections on Dallas Willard's Teaching on Faith and Formation

  • Author: Gary W. Moon
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 0830897089
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 252
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Dallas Willard spent his life making eternal living concrete for his friends. With his unexpected passing in 2013, the world lost a brilliant mind. The wide breadth of his impact inspired friends, family, colleagues, students and leaders of the church to gather their reflections on this celebrated yet humble theologian and philosopher. Richard Foster, a friend for over forty years, writes of Dallas: "He possessed in his person a spiritual formation into Christlikeness that was simply astonishing to all who were around him. Profound character formation had transpired in his body and mind and spirit until love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control were at the very center of the deep habit-structures of his life. He exhibited a substantively transformed life. Dallas was simply soaked in the presence of the living Christ." Curated by Gary Moon, director of the Dallas Willard Center, this medley of Dallas's wise teaching and lived model of Christlikeness—as well as snapshots and "Dallas-isms"—will move and motivate readers. Whether influenced by him as a family member, close friend, advisor, professor, philosopher, minister or reformer, contributors bring refreshing insight into not only his ideas and what shaped him, but also to his contagious theology of grace and joy. Contributors include: Richard J. Foster Jane Willard J. P. Moreland John Ortberg James Bryan Smith Alan Fadling Ruth Haley Barton and dozens more

The Good and Beautiful Community

The Good and Beautiful Community

Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love

  • Author: James Bryan Smith
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830861255
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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In the third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps you to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. He shows how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and he offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in your soul.