The quiet radiance and certainty that illuminated Howard Thurman's faith shine like a beacon through every page of 'Disciplines of the Spirit'. Dr. Thurman explores five major dimensions of the spiritual life: commitment, growing in wisdom and stature, suffering, prayer, and reconciliation. (Back cover).
CONNECT WITH THE LIFE-CHANGING MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRITDisciples of the Holy Spirit shows how a dynamic, close walk with God can be yours each day through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. As the energizer of your faith, the Spirit wants to bring you into a transforming communion with Christ. He wants to empower you to love your enemies, live without fear, and give generously out of an inner abundance.Your part? Simply yielding to him through the following spiritual disciplines: Solitude—helping you draw near to God for spiritual growth and vigor. Surrender—helping you surrender to God’s will and purpose for your life, preparing you for effective ministry. Service—helping you move into fellowship with others and partnership with God in reaching a broken worldAs you practice the spiritual disciplines, your concept of what it means to be a Christian will acquire a new, life-changing dimension. You’ll grow closer to Jesus—and your life will increasingly reflect the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.“Dr. Tan always has something worthwhile to say. His passion for people, life, and God, combined with his extensive professional knowledge make this book an important read.”-Larry Crabb Jr., Ph.D., counselor and best-selling author“A passionate, fresh guide for how Christians can grow in Christ through the traditional spiritual disciplines. Believers of differing theological backgrounds will find encouragement and wisdom.”-Stanton L. Jones, Ph.D., author of the God’s Design for Sex book seriesDr. Siang-Yang Tan is senior pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California. He is also associate professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, a licensed psychologist, and the author of Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry. He lives in Arcadia, California.Dr. Douglas Gregg is former director of the Office of Christian Community at Fuller Theological Seminary and a training specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is the coauthor of Inner Healing: A Handbook for Helping Yourself & Others and lives in Los Angeles.
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The cost of discipleship is often emphasized by Christians. But it must not be left out that it is also difficult to be a non-discipled person. Life is difficult for those who don’t follow Christ. #2 We all know that we won’t succeed in being like our favorite baseball star if we only try to be like him during the game. We must understand that the secret of entering into the easy yoke is a daily regimen of preparation of mind and body. #3 Following Jesus is not about loving our enemies, going the second mile, and turning the other cheek. It is about living as he lived all his life, adopting his lifestyle. If we try to live as he did when he was on the spot, we’ll experience frustration instead of ease. #4 The human condition is to want what is right and important, but not to commit to the life that will make those things happen. We intend what is right, but we avoid the life that would make it reality.
How to Live as Jesus Lived Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.
Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.
To Spirit Run is to chase your goals with one-pointed attention and live in the bliss from the success you find at the end. Spearhead your focus on one goal: making 90 percent of obstacles dissolve, showing 10 percent of obstacles exposed opportunity toward your true purpose and enlightenment.
The Workbook on Spiritual Disciplines is a six-week study on spiritual disciplines for the enhancement of the devotional life. It is designed to be used by small groups, especially in the local church setting.Maxie Dunnam believes that discipline is required for the Christian life. But discipline is not to be seen as a religious practice that has merit within itself; it is a means to an end. The end toward which the discipline takes us is to grow spiritually, to mature in our Christian faith and life, to be alive in Christ.
Drury offers practical help for mastering the everyday issues in your spiritual life that add up to real life change. Each down-to-earth chapter tackles a real life obstacle that Christians face, such as making things right with others, forgiving those who have hurt you, conquering impure thoughts, and winning the battle against pride.
Spiritual disciplines are to the believer what medical school is to the doctor. A man came up to me at a conference where I was speaking and said, “Pat, do me a favor. Tell me how to be good. I already know how bad I am.” That statement captures the intent of this book – and the purpose of the spiritual disciplines. Spiritual strength, like surgical skill or athletic excellence, requires training and practice. To become the kind of man who walks with God and wields Christ’s influence in your world, you’ll want to begin a consistent regimen of spiritual exercises. In A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines, Patrick Morley highlights twelve habits that will strengthen your walk with Christ, including: -- Experiencing God in creation -- Letting the Bible change your life -- Learning the power of prayer -- Grasping God’s greatness through worship -- Gaining strength through Sabbath -- Thriving because of fellowship -- Succeeding through wise counsel -- And more . . . By presenting each discipline with a concise overview, several examples, and application ideas to get you going, this powerful guidebook will help you develop the maturity every man of God was designed to reflect.