We are all made with a deep desire to be in God’s presence and to become our true selves in light of God's grace. Books from IVP Formatio follow the rich tradition of the church in the journey of spiritual formation. For spiritual directors, retreat leaders, and contemplative Christians alike, IVP Formatio titles facilitate deep and formative spiritual growth through spiritual disciplines and tools like the Enneagram.

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Spiritual Conversations with Children
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Spiritual Conversations with Children

Listening to God Together

by Lacy Finn Borgo

When children have a listening companion who hears, acknowledges, and encourages their early experiences with God, it creates a spiritual footprint that shapes their lives. Lacy Finn Borgo draws on her experience of practicing spiritual direction with children as she introduces key skills for engaging kids in spiritual conversations, offering sample dialogues, prayers to use together, and ideas for play, art, and movement.

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook
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Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Practices That Transform Us

by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Adele Calhoun's Spiritual Disciplines Handbook has become a standard for those who want to expand their knowledge of spiritual practices. Now this beloved resource has been revised throughout and expanded to include thirteen new disciplines along with a new preface by the author, giving us practical guidance in our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ.

Spiritual Practices in Community
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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.

Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram
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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.

Starting Something New
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Starting Something New

Spiritual Direction for Your God-Given Dream

by Beth A. Booram

Do you have a creative, Spirit-inspired idea stirring within you but have little or no idea how to nurture and realize that dream? Drawing from her own life-changing experience and the stories of others, spiritual director Beth Booram has written this book to guide you through the spiritual process of identifying and acting on your God-given dream.

Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership
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Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership

Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry

Transforming Resources

by Ruth Haley Barton
Afterword by Leighton Ford
Foreword by Gary A. Haugen

In this expanded edition of her spiritual formation classic, Ruth Haley Barton invites us to an honest exploration of what happens when spiritual leaders lose track of their souls. Weaving together contemporary illustrations with penetrating insight from the life of Moses, Barton explores topics such as facing the loneliness of leadership, leading from your authentic self, reenvisioning the promised land and more.

The Deeper Journey
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The Deeper Journey

The Spirituality of Discovering Your True Self

Transforming Resources

by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.

M. Robert Mulholland Jr. exposes false selves you may hide behind and helps you to instead discover the true self that comes from being hidden with Christ in God. Not only will you encounter the joy of discovering your own self, you will also find a greater love for others and compassion for the world. The expanded edition includes a study guide for individual or group use.

The Gift of Being Yourself
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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.

The Gift of Wonder
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The Gift of Wonder

Creative Practices for Delighting in God

by Christine Aroney-Sine

Can you imagine a God who dances with shouts of joy, laughs when you laugh, loves to play, and invites us to join the fun? In this book Christine Sine invites us to pay attention to childlike characteristics that have the power to reshape us, with fresh spiritual practices that engage all our senses and help us embrace the wonder and joy that God intends for us.

The Good and Beautiful Community
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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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