The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

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IVP Books #ad - People talk past each other, eager to be heard but somehow deaf to what is being said. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world. Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. God himself is the god who hears, and we too can learn to hear what God may be saying through creation, through Scripture, through people.

Logos association bookstore Award, Best Christian Living Book for 2016Bookwi. Se's favorite books of the Year, Non-Fiction"Be quick to listen, slow to speak. James 1:19how would our lives change if we approached every experience with the intention of listening first?In this noisy, distracting world, it is difficult to truly hear.

The Listening Life: Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction #ad - Listening shapes us and equips us to be more attuned to people in pain and more able to minister to those in distress. Our lives are qualitatively different—indeed, better—when we become listeners. By cultivating a posture of listening, we become more attentive and engaged with those around us. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life.

Adam mchugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission in the world.

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Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself

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Thomas Nelson #ad - It is a beautiful and gracious exploration of prayer that everyone seeking a truer, deeper, and more authentic life with Christ should read. This book delivers on what it means, and doesn’t mean, to grow in a relationship with God. Jud wilhite, author of Pursued, sr. Their book leads the reader on a slow, inward journey to discover the deeper hunger in their souls--a hunger for God himself.

Here is great wisdom on spiritual growth and friendship with God; written by two people whose friendship for each is evident—and who will become your friends before the end of the book. John ortberg, author of soul keeping  "This is a important look at the most important aspect of life—what a genuine relationship with God really looks like.

This is not weighing tasks and rewards, prayer, but is a process of patience, and openheartedness. Prayerfully read this book. Prepare your heart for the gifts God has for you. But the christian life is not about looking or feeling like a Christian. I am thankful for Jamin and Kyle’s gift to us within these pages.

Beloved Dust: Drawing Close to God by Discovering the Truth About Yourself #ad - Tsh oxenreider, author of notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World. But jesus Christ will not. Drawing deeply from scripture and narrating their own experiences, Pastor Jamin Goggin and theology professor Kyle Strobel wrote this book to be a companion for your journey with Jesus in the truth of yourself – as his beloved dust.

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Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture

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IVP Books #ad - Introverts have gifts for the church and the world. Some christians end up feeling like it's not as faithful to be an introvert. Adam mchugh shows how introverts can live and minister in ways consistent with their personalities. But many churches tend to be extroverted places where introverts are marginalized.

This expanded edition has been revised throughout and includes new research on the neuroscience of introversion and material for parenting and encouraging introverted youth. He explains how introverts and extroverts process information and approach relationships differently and how introverts can practice Christian spirituality in ways that fit who they are.

Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture #ad - With practical illustrations from church and parachurch contexts, lead, McHugh offers ways for introverts to serve, worship, and even evangelize effectively. Introverts in the church is essential reading for any introvert who has ever felt out of place, as well as for church leaders who want to make their churches more welcoming to introverts.

Discover god's call and empowerment to thrive as an introvert, for the sake of the church and kingdom.

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Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development

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IVP Books #ad - And throughout the book, you will be reminded of the ultimate destination: perfection, wholeness and eternity with Christ. Whether you are struggling and feeling stuck or experiencing a time of great joy, these pages will give you perspective, courage and hope as they guide you on the path of becoming like Jesus.

Days go by, but it can be hard to feel a sense of movement or growth. Sometimes, in periods of doubt and depression, we might feel stuck in the same place for months. Yet the truth remains that from the moment we give Christ control of our life, we set out on the most significant journey that exists: the journey of becoming like Jesus.

Using scripture, demarest leads us through the three main stages of the journey:putting our faith in Christexperiencing struggles and doubtscoming to deeper faithIn addition, writings from our rich spiritual tradition and stories of present-day believers walking the same path of faith, discussion and reflection questions at the end of each chapter help you see where you've been and what stage you're at now.

Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development #ad - Every christian is on an amazing journey. But the unfortunate truth is that many of us live largely detached from this fact. In these pages, spiritual formation professor and New Testament scholar Bruce Demarest helps us grasp the whole picture of the journey we're on that we might live our days with intention and keep moving toward maturity in faith.

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Spiritual Direction

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HarperOne #ad - Now, in spiritual direction, the first of a series, one of Nouwen's students Michael Christensen and one of his editors Rebecca Laird have developed his courses and practice of spiritual direction into a book of profound wisdom for living a deep spiritual life. Henri nouwen—beloved author, yale, counselor, and guide—offers gentle wisdom for universal questions of the spiritual life:Who am I?Where have I been and where am I going?Who is God for me?Where do I belong?How can I be of service?As a priest, Nouwen offered spiritual direction to many students, and internationally recognized spiritual master, and Harvard, priest, pastor, and professor of spirituality at Notre Dame, but his famous course on spiritual direction was never recorded during his lifetime.

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Renewing the Christian Mind: Essays, Interviews, and Talks

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HarperOne #ad - From dallas willard, one of the most important Christian intellectuals of the twentieth century, talks, interviews, comes a collection of readings, and articles—many previously unpublished. In his groundbreaking books the divine conspiracy, the spirit of the disciplines, and The Allure of Gentleness, The Divine Conspiracy Continued, Knowing Christ Today, philosopher, Hearing God, The Great Omission, teacher, and spiritual guide Dallas Willard forever changed the way many Christians experience their faith.

. Reasoned, thought- provoking, and illuminating, honest, this important anthology is an invaluable introduction and companion to Dallas Willard’s acclaimed body of work. Three years after his death, the influence of this provocative Christian thinker—“a man devoted to reestablishing the exalted place moral reasoning once held in the academy” Christianity Today remains strong.

Renewing the Christian Mind: Essays, Interviews, and Talks #ad - Compiled, edited, and introduced by his friend and fellow theologian, Gary Black, Jr. Interviews, renewing the christian Mind is a collection of essays, and articles that brilliantly encapsulate Willard’s spiritual philosophy and his contributions to theology. Renewing the christian mind offers insight into spiritual formation, and theology, avocation, and includes sections directed at specific audiences, from church leaders to laypeople looking for spiritual counsel and nurture.

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Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards

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IVP Books #ad - Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards #ad - And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards?In Edwards, the eighteenth-century Puritan pastor and theologian, we find deep thought balanced with deep passion. Jesus said we should focus our minds and hearts on God above all else. No small task! is there someone we can turn to for help? "Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad, " notes author Kyle Strobel.

Through his writings and practices, edwards provides us with the tools—the "means of grace"—that make us receptive to God's work in our lives as we learn to abide in Christ. Here we find a well-rounded account of being formed for the glory of God.

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Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home

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IVP Books #ad - The companion book includes a five-session discussion guide that incorporates the DVD sessions. And for many of us homesickness is a nagging place of grief. Keeping place offers hope to the wanderer, help to the stranded, and a new vision of what it means to live today with our longings for our eternal home.

Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home #ad - This five-session dvd study featuring author jen pollock Michel connects that desire and disappointment with the story of the Bible, helping us to see that there is a homemaking God with wide arms of welcome―and a church commissioned with this same work. To be human is to long for home. Home is our most fundamental human longing.

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The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth

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Zondervan #ad - Join chris as he shows you how this ancient tool can help you awaken to the gifts God has given you, find freedom from your personal patterns of sin and fear, and grow in acceptance of your identity as you grow with God. The sacred enneagram is a trustworthy, richly insightful guide to finding yourself in the enneagram’s 9-type profiles, and applying this practical wisdom to transform your life.

The enneagram offers a bright path to cutting through the internal clutter and finding our way back to God and to our true identity as God created us. In conversational style with compelling stories, because to the extent that we are transformed,  the sacred enneagram will show youHow to understand the 'why' behind your type, beyond caricatures and stereotypesHow to align your type with prayerHow to identify and find freedom from self-destructive patternsHow to grow in reasoning abilityHow to face your past and step toward healingHow to awaken your unique gifts to serve today’s broken worldChris’s own journey with the enneagram is an accessible introduction and exploration of how the enneagram can change your life, the world will be transformed.

As featured in the fall 2018 edition of the magnolia journal and on the rise together podcast with Dave and Rachel Hollis,  For the Love podcast with Jen Hatmaker,  Typology podcast with Ian Morgan Cron,  and Sleeping At Last podcast with Ryan O'Neal. How to understand the 'why' behind your enneagram type.

The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth #ad - Chris heuertz’ life was forever changed after he learned about the enneagram 15 years ago, Russ Hudson, Marion Gilbert, and since then he has trained under some of the great living Enneagram masters including Father Richard Rohr, and Helen Palmer. Today he leads enneagram workshops all over the world.

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Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing #ad - This twentieth anniversary edition features a new concluding chapter, coauthored with Michael Goheen, that helpfully places the discussion of worldview in a broader narrative and missional context. He then outlines a reformed analysis of the three basic categories in human history -- creation, and redemption -- arguing that while the fall reaches into every corner of the world, fall, Christians are called to participate in Christ's redemption of all creation.

Creation Regained: Biblical Basics for a Reformational Worldview #ad - With a postcript coauthored by Michael W. Goheenin print for two decades and translated into eight languages, Albert Wolters's classic formulation of an integrated Christian worldview has been revised and expanded to reach new readers beyond the generation that has already benefited from this clear, concise proposal for transcending the false dichotomy between sacred and secular.

. Wolters begins by defining the nature and scope of a worldview, distinguishing it from philosophy and theology.

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