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    Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

    Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton
    Foreword by Gary A. Haugen
    Afterword by Leighton Ford

    In this expanded edition of her spiritual formation classic, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Barton explores topics such as facing the loneliness of leadership, leading from your authentic self, reenvisioning the promised land and more.

    Introductory Introductory
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    paperback

    Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality

    The IVP Pocket Reference Series

    by Don Thorsen

    This pocket dictionary is an A to Z introduction and resource for curious newcomers and novice students of spirituality. Don Thorsen charts the Christian spiritual pilgrimage through its many traditions, schools of thought, and tested practices. Among the over 300 definitions you'll find terms and ideas, traditions and movements, practices and rituals, and texts and theology.

    Introductory Introductory
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    paperback

    Ecologies of Faith in a Digital Age

    Spiritual Growth Through Online Education

    by Stephen D. Lowe and Mary E. Lowe

    Many Christian institutions have embraced new technologies, especially online education. But is it possible for us to grow spiritually through our digital communities? Steve Lowe and Mary Lowe, longtime proponents of online education, trace the motif of spiritual growth through Scripture and consider how students and professors alike might foster digital ecologies in which spiritual transformation can take place.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    hardcover

    The Magnificent Story

    Uncovering a Gospel of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth

    Apprentice Resources

    by James Bryan Smith

    What is the story you have been told about the gospel? James Bryan Smith, author of the bestselling book The Good and Beautiful God, brings us this spiritual formation resource full of field-tested material and practices for both individuals and groups. Uncover the magnificent story of beauty, goodness, and truth that will satisfy the ultimate longings of your heart.

    Introductory Introductory
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    paperback

    A Community Called Taize

    A Story of Prayer, Worship and Reconciliation

    by Jason Brian Santos
    Foreword by Desmond Tutu

    Jason Brian Santos takes us on a tour of the Taizé community, one of the world's first ecumenical monastic orders, from its monastic origins in the war-torn south of 1940s France to its emerging mission as a pilgrimage site and spiritual focal point for millions of young people throughout the world.

    Introductory Introductory
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    paperback

    Spiritual Rhythms in Community

    Being Together in the Presence of God

    by Keith Meyer

    In the midst of full lives, we need rhythm--life-giving patterns that deepen our connection with God and others. Jesus' rhythm can be yours with this participatory guide by Keith Meyer designed to help you intentionally adopt a new pattern for life, one that facilitates ongoing growth and transformation in the context of community.

    Introductory Introductory
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    paperback

    Sacred Companions

    The Gift of Spiritual Friendship Direction

    by David G. Benner
    Foreword by Larry Crabb

    We need companions on our spiritual journey. In this inviting guide, David G. Benner introduces readers to the riches of spiritual friendship and direction, explaining what they are and how they are practiced. Through prayerful, guided attunement to God's activity, sacred companions provide care for the soul, and Benner models the kind of traveling companion who can move us toward deeper intimacy with God.

    Introductory Introductory
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    paperback

    Renovation of the Church

    What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation

    by Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken
    Foreword by Dallas Willard

    Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the decade-long story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit—even when it meant a decline in numbers.

    Introductory Introductory
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    paperback

    Transforming Discipleship

    Making Disciples a Few at a Time

    by Greg Ogden

    Churchgoers complain that churches lack a plan for discipleship and spiritual growth. Church leaders want resources to create programs that help people become devoted followers of Christ. The solution? Greg Ogden recovers Jesus' method of accomplishing life change by investing in just a few people at a time.

    Introductory Introductory
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    hardcover

    Pursuing God's Will Together

    A Discernment Practice for Leadership Groups

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton

    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.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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