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    The Good and Beautiful God

    Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows

    Apprentice Resources

    by James Bryan Smith

    In this anniversary edition of James Bryan Smith's classic book, you are invited to put your thoughts about God and how he works in our lives to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, you will learn how to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Tending Soul, Mind, and Body

    The Art and Science of Spiritual Formation

    Center for Pastor Theologians Series

    Edited by Gerald L. Hiestand and Todd Wilson

    Jesus consistently demonstrated his concern and love for the whole person, and that call is carried forward today by church leaders. Based on the 2018 CPT conference, this volume brings together reflections by pastors, theologians, and psychologists who explore the relationships among three fields of study—theological anthropology, spiritual formation, and modern psychology—resulting in a vibrant whole-person theology.

    Intermediate Intermediate
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    Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram

    A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation

    by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun, Doug Calhoun, Clare Loughrige, and Scott Loughrige
    Foreword by Jerome Wagner

    The Enneagram opens a remarkable window into the truth about us, but simply diagnosing our number doesn't do justice to who we are. Transformation happens as we grow in awareness and learn how to apply Enneagram insights to the rhythms of our daily lives. Filled with exercises to engage, challenge, encourage, and sustain, this handbook will help us grow in greater awareness and lead us to spiritual and relational transformation.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Spiritual Practices in Community

    Drawing Groups into the Heart of God

    by Diana Shiflett

    Diana Shiflett has spent years leading groups of all descriptions in spiritual practices, and in this personal, hands-on guide, she walks us through a wide array—from communal silence and Scripture meditation to active prayer and corporate discernment. Offering step-by-step instructions, this resource will show you how spiritual practices can become life-giving resources in your ministry setting for years to come.

    Introductory Introductory
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    An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich

    Explorer's Guides

    by Veronica Mary Rolf

    Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is truly an astounding work: an inspiring example of Christian mysticism, a unique contribution to Christian theology, the first book in English known to have been written by a woman. Veronica Mary Rolf guides us as we read, examining its fourteenth-century context and illuminating our understanding of this enduring work.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Reading Your Life's Story

    An Invitation to Spiritual Mentoring

    by Keith R. Anderson

    Keith R. Anderson unfolds a vision for mentoring that invites us to read our own lives as narrative as well as to learn how to enter the narrative of another life. These pages cover the scope of the mentoring relationship through various seasons, offering helpful and inspiring metaphors for mentoring. All are invited to enter the mentoring story.

    Introductory Introductory
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    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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    Seeking God Together

    An Introduction to Group Spiritual Direction

    by Alice Fryling

    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.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Spiritual Mentoring

    A Guide for Seeking Giving Direction

    by Keith R. Anderson and Randy D. Reese

    Drawing on the writings of Augustine, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila and others, Keith R. Anderson and Randy D. Reese show that the age-old practice of Christian mentoring is meant to facilitate our growth throughout life. They provide motivation, principles and plans for starting and continuing mentoring relationships.

    Introductory Introductory
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    Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls

    A Guide to Christian Approaches and Practices

    Edited by Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner

    Editors Gary W. Moon and David G. Benner, along with a team of expert contributors, provide a comprehensive survey of spiritual direction in its myriad Christian forms. With insights on spiritual direction's relationship to psychotherapy and pastoral counseling, this book serves as an authoritative resource for spiritual transformation and pastoral care.

    Intermediate Intermediate

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