• Imitating God in Christ

    Imitating God in Christ

    Recapturing a Biblical Pattern

    by Jason B. Hood

    At a time when the call to imitate Jesus comes loaded with moralistic overtones, Jason Hood offers a refreshing look at imitation on the Bible's terms. Drawing our attention to the practice that Paul taught "everywhere in every church," Hood's study yields insights into Scripture, the church fathers and Christian culture.

  • Spirituality According to Paul

    Spirituality According to Paul

    Imitating the Apostle of Christ

    by Rodney Reeves

    Rodney Reeves contrasts easy spiritualities of serenity and retreat with the apostle Paul's vision: a cross-shaped spirituality for fools making their way through life's trials. Responding to Paul's invitation "follow me as I follow Christ," Reeves discovers an ancient spiritual path in the letters of Paul.

  • Hearing God's Words

    Hearing God's Words

    Exploring Biblical Spirituality

    New Studies in Biblical Theology

    by Peter Adam
    Series edited by D. A. Carson

    Many discussions of Christian spirituality draw on a range of traditions and "disciplines," but little attention is given to the Bible itself. Drawing on the Old and New Testaments, John Calvin, and the Puritans, Peter Adam expounds a biblical model of spirituality in this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume.

  • The Gift of Being Yourself

    The Gift of Being Yourself

    The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery

    The Spiritual Journey

    by David G. Benner
    Foreword by M. Basil Pennington

    In the expanded edition of this profound exploration of Christian identity, David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that you may hide behind and calls you to discover the true self that emerges from your uniqueness in Christ. Deepen your experience of God through discovering the gift of being yourself.

  • Contemplative Vision

    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.

  • Pursuing God's Will Together

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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