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When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.
How do we hear God's voice? In this DVD you and your group can listen in as John Ortberg and Richard Foster dialogue with Dallas Willard on the themes of his beloved classic book, Hearing God. A small group discussion guide is also included, making it easy to lead discussion after the video.
Number of Studies: 6
All Christians yearn to live at the center of God's will, but exactly how to discern his will is an elusive art. In response to the ideas of a divine blueprint or the wisdom school, Gordon T. Smith suggests that we develop discernment as a spiritual discipline. By stressing the personal aspects of growing in our relationship with God, we can understand his will, not just in times of crisis but throughout our daily lives.
Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on secular models for leadership practice. Ruth Haley Barton, president of the Transforming Center, helps teams transition to a much more fitting model—the spiritual community that practices discernment together.
In this memoir, lifelong minister of the gospel Leighton Ford tells his story as a personal history of listening for God's voice. Beginning with his earliest memories, he recounts the different ways God has spoken to him, and the different ways he has learned to listen. What emerges is not just an account of a long and faithful life of Christian service, but a picture of the Christian life—the life of listening.
Experienced spiritual director Alice Fryling presents an overview of what group spiritual direction is and how it is practiced, offering practical step-by-step guidance for those who would like to start, lead or particpate in group spiritual direction.
In this updated and expanded edition of Dallas Willard's beloved book, you'll gain rich spiritual insight into how to hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him. Including new material from Willard's teaching at Renovaré and reformatted for easier reading, this classic is still one of today's best spiritual resources.
Does God hear us? Does God speak? How can we connect with God when all seems to be lost? What is our role in listening? Through exploring both biblical characters and teaching, the ten studies in this LifeGuide® Bible Study helps us understand how to seek and find an ever deeper dialogue with God.
Number of Studies: 10
These three best-selling books by David G. Benner describe the foundational Christian practice of surrender, how this practice emerges as a response to Perfect Love, and the changes this produces in our identity, will and deepest desires. Together they serve as a manual for walking the spiritual path as God?s heart and mind slowly but truly become our own.
Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world.