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 desiresafor a more intimate prayer life, perhaps, or deeper insight from God's Wordabut 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 forathe 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, studentsawe'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.And few among us aspire to be the maid with the job of serving and blessing others. In Genesis 18:18 the Lord says, ... The Christian discipline of service is the way the world discovers the love of God. We are the way God blesses the earth.
|Title||:||Spiritual Disciplines Handbook|
|Author||:||Adele Ahlberg Calhoun|
|Publisher||:||InterVarsity Press - 2009-08-20|