Navigating the Adventures of Spiritual Growth

by Mark Brickman

  • Length: 252 pages
  • Published: August 07, 2018
  •  In stock
  • ISBN: 978-1-7835-9660-7
  • Item Code: P59660

Personal and spiritual growth is costly and the evangelical church is frequently glib about discipleship ideas like "dying to self" and "transformation," holding out these words and phrases as ideals while providing few road-maps for growth.

This book tracks the journey of the disciples from Gethsemane until the immediate aftermath of the day of Pentecost, using this period as a metaphor for spiritual growth and personal change.

While Jesus models perfectly how to navigate this territory, the Bible offers a bracingly realistic account of how the disciples, as flawed characters, frequently resist or grapple with the challenge—and often pain—of spiritual growth. In an age that prizes authenticity and demands it of the Church, this account offers both an honest account of the vicissitudes of spiritual change and inspiration for each of our personal journeys through daily dying and rising to new life.

This book offers a credible and authentic account of spiritual growth for a new generation, featuring evangelical spirituality which draw on Dallas Willard, Richard Foster, and Henri Nouwen.

This book offers an honest and transparent account of the challenges of personal change, illustrating these with stories from personal testimony and church history. The reader will be able to grow in Christian maturity, provided with key principles and tools that will help him or her along the way.

Mark Brickman is the associate minister at St Aldates church in Oxford, a church of over one thousand people, including many university students. He was educated at Cambridge University and gained a double first MA in English. Before coming to faith at the age of forty-one, he worked as a theatre and opera director for twenty years and then as a freelance director and scriptwriter. Film credits include Test of Faith, a 90-minute documentary on science and faith, produced for The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and funded by The Templeton Institute. He also spent time as the lead writer for programs for philosopher Alain de Botton's The School of Life in central London.

BY Mark Brickman

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