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    Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue

    Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective

    Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

    Edited by Thomas M. Crisp, Steven L. Porter, and Gregg A. Ten Elshof

    Can the phenomena of the human mind be separated from the practices of spiritual formation? Research into the nature of moral and spiritual change has revived in recent years in both the worlds of psychology and theology. Rooted in a year-long discussion held by Biola University's Center for Christian Thought (CCT), this volume bridges the gaps caused by professional specialization among psychology, theology, and philosophy.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Mindful Silence

    The Heart of Christian Contemplation

    by Phileena Heuertz
    Foreword by Richard Rohr
    Afterword by Kirsten Powers

    The hallmarks of contemplative spirituality—solitude, silence, and stillness—have never been more important for our fast-paced society. Filled with insights and wisdom from personal experiences, Phileena Heuertz introduces us to themes and teachers of contemplative spirituality, as well as several prayer practices, and invites us to greater healing and wholeness by learning to practice faith through prayer.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Embracing Contemplation

    Reclaiming a Christian Spiritual Practice

    Edited by John H. Coe and Kyle C. Strobel

    What does a Christian life lived "by the Spirit" look like? Bringing together Protestant scholars and practitioners of spiritual formation, this volume offers a distinctly evangelical consideration of the benefits of contemplation. Drawing on historical examples from the church—including John Calvin, Richard Baxter, Jonathan Edwards, and John Wesley—this book considers how contemplative prayer can shape Christian living today.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Discipleship Essentials

    A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ

    The Essentials Set

    by Greg Ogden

    We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus' own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others. This expanded 25-session workbook by Greg Ogden, perfect for small groups or individuals, helps us influence others as Jesus did—by investing in a few. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Invitation to Retreat

    The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton

    When we choose retreat we make a generous investment in our friendship with Christ. Seasoned spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton gently and eloquently leads us into an exploration of retreat as a key practice that opens us to God, guiding us through seven invitations to retreat. You will discover how to say yes to God's winsome invitation to greater freedom and surrender.

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    The Seven Prayers of Jesus

    by Laszlo Gallusz

    Millions of Christians believe that prayer is the breath of the soul. The reality, however, is that genuine prayer is something we need to learn repeatedly. Laszlo Gallusz focuses on the praying of Jesus Christ in the New Testament, investigating his prayers in their literary and socio-historical context and pointing to their theological significance and relevance for today.

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    Honest Worship

    From False Self to True Praise

    by Manuel Luz
    Foreword by Rory Noland

    Drawing from his own experience leading worship in a large congregation and feeling the pull of performance, Manuel Luz guides us on a journey through worship that takes us far beyond style and deep into our own souls. With spiritual practices throughout, he calls us back to an honest worship that moves past facades and pulls us inward toward the true self that God is forming within each of us.

    Introductory Introductory
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    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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    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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    An Unhurried Leader

    The Lasting Fruit of Daily Influence

    by Alan Fadling

    What does it look like to let Jesus set the pace for your leadership? Through biblical illustrations, personal examples, and on-the-ground leadership wisdom, Alan Fadling guides you into a new view of kingdom leadership. You might just find that the whole of your life is transformed into a more livable and more fruitful pace.

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