• Contemplative Vision
    paperback

    Contemplative Vision

    A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer

    by Juliet Benner

    Docent Juliet Benner began showing people how to meditate on Christian art treasures, which led to her much-beloved "O Taste and See" columns from the spiritual formation journal Conversations, now expanded into this book. In each chapter you'll encounter a passage of Scripture and a corresponding piece of art to lead you in a new experience of prayer in God's presence.

  • Sanctuary of the Soul
    hardcover

    Sanctuary of the Soul

    Journey into Meditative Prayer

    by Richard J. Foster

    Richard Foster equips Christians to embark successfully on the journey of meditative prayer. Featuring short chapters on the method of meditative prayer, insights from classical Christian writers and reflections from Foster's own experiences of prayer, this book provides much-needed bearings for Christian spiritual practice today.

  • Pursuing God's Will Together
    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.

  • The Good and Beautiful God
    hardcover

    The Good and Beautiful God

    Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows

    The Good and Beautiful Series

    by James Bryan Smith

    Turning to the Gospels, James Bryan Smith invites you to compare your ideas about God with what Jesus himself reveals about his Father. Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

  • The Good and Beautiful Life
    hardcover

    The Good and Beautiful Life

    Putting on the Character of Christ

    The Good and Beautiful Series

    by James Bryan Smith

    James Bryan Smith believes we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. In this follow up to his first book, The Good and Beautiful God, Smith traces through the Sermon on the Mount and helps us replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

  • Invitation to Solitude and Silence
    hardcover

    Invitation to Solitude and Silence

    Experiencing God's Transforming Presence

    Transforming Resources

    by Ruth Haley Barton
    Foreword by Dallas Willard

    Much of our faith and practice is about words—preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God. This book is an invitation to meet God deeply and fully through solitude and silence. This expanded edition includes a guide for groups to use for both discussion and practice.

  • The Good and Beautiful Community
    hardcover

    The Good and Beautiful Community

    Following the Spirit, Extending Grace, Demonstrating Love

    The Good and Beautiful Series

    by James Bryan Smith

    In the third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps you to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. He shows how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and he offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in your soul.

  • Strong and Weak
    hardcover

    Strong and Weak

    Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing

    by Andy Crouch

    Two common temptations lure us away from abundant living—withdrawing into safety or grasping for power. True flourishing, says Andy Crouch, travels down an unexpected path—being both strong and weak. Regardless of your stage or role in life, here is a way of love and risk so that we all, even the most vulnerable, can flourish.

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