Beginning the practice and study of Christian spirituality is like stepping into a centuries-old cathedral. People are praying, prostrating, pondering Scripture, both individually and in groups. As outsiders we may be intrigued but a bit lost, searching for bearings, and a bit fearful of embarrassment. The mix of old and new, of tradition and vitality, inspires awe and longing. How do we find our way around, overcome our awkwardness, join in, and draw near to God?

The Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality is an A to Z introduction and resource for curious newcomers and novice students of spirituality. From our early call to Abba until we arrive at Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, Don Thorsen charts the Christian spiritual pilgrimage through its many traditions, schools of thought, and tested practices.

Among the over 300 definitions you'll find

  • terms and ideas
  • traditions and movements
  • practices and rituals
  • texts and theology

A reliable guide and launching pad for learning, the Pocket Dictionary of Christian Spirituality is a basic resource for the pilgrimage travel bag.

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