Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612917535
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Religion

Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Study Guide

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612917566
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Religion

This updated companion guide to Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (see description below) takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines that will help you grow in godliness. Ideal for personal or small-group use. Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

Spiritual Disciplines within the Church

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9781575675718
Release Date: 1996-09-10
Genre: Religion

'You're worth it.' 'You deserve a break today.' 'Do something nice for yourself.' Commonly heard phrases in this society committed to self-gratification and individual rights. Doing things for other people is a waste of precious time, and asking for help, weak. So how do we build the church described in the Scriptures? In this day and age, how can we be a genuine community based on self-sacrifice and mutual commitment? In Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church, seminary professor, author, and former pastor Don Whitney shows us how to build a sense of community and be active participants instead of passive attendees. Whitney looks at such frequently asked questions as: Why can't I get by on my own? Why should I go to church? Why should I give of myself to the church? Why do I need to worship in church? Couldn't I just worship in nature? Why does it matter whether I become a member of the church?Committed love must mark the local expression of the body of Christ. By putting spiritual disciplines into practice in the church, congregations can return to the depth of community present in the New Testament church, where they 'devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.'

A Man s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines

Author: Patrick Morley
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802479871
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Religion

Spiritual disciplines are to the believer what medical school is to the doctor. A man came up to me at a conference where I was speaking and said, “Pat, do me a favor. Tell me how to be good. I already know how bad I am.” That statement captures the intent of this book – and the purpose of the spiritual disciplines. Spiritual strength, like surgical skill or athletic excellence, requires training and practice. To become the kind of man who walks with God and wields Christ’s influence in your world, you’ll want to begin a consistent regimen of spiritual exercises. In A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines, Patrick Morley highlights twelve habits that will strengthen your walk with Christ, including: -- Experiencing God in creation -- Letting the Bible change your life -- Learning the power of prayer -- Grasping God’s greatness through worship -- Gaining strength through Sabbath -- Thriving because of fellowship -- Succeeding through wise counsel -- And more . . . By presenting each discipline with a concise overview, several examples, and application ideas to get you going, this powerful guidebook will help you develop the maturity every man of God was designed to reflect.

Spiritual Disciplines of a C H R I S T I A N

Author: Gil L. Stieglitz
Publisher: Principles to Live by
ISBN: 0983195811
Release Date: 2010-12-01
Genre: Religion

Designed to teach the basic spiritual disciplines to everyday Christians so they can enjoy intimacy with God, this reference is a guide to training one's spiritual life through spiritual exercises.

The Life You ve Always Wanted

Author: John Ortberg
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310565895
Release Date: 2009-05-18
Genre: Religion

You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way.Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

Simplify Your Spiritual Life

Author: Donald Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781617471971
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Religion

Jesus faced incredible challenges and suffered agonizing trials, but there was simplicity in His relationship with His Father that we can emulate. And in that simplicity, we can realize our greatest fulfillment as believers. If your Bible study seems tedious and your prayer life wearisome, stop and rediscover how rewarding the simple Christian life can be.

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life Study Guide

Author: Donald S. Whitney
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 9781612917566
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Religion

This updated companion guide to Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (see description below) takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines that will help you grow in godliness. Ideal for personal or small-group use. Drawn from a rich heritage, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity. Now updated and revised to equip a new generation of readers, this anniversary edition features in-depth discussions on each of the key disciplines.

Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines

Author: Charles F. Stanley (personal)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418586911
Release Date: 2009-08-31
Genre: Religion

Looking for a church with modern spiritual disciplines? Stop. God has something to say about Bible study, prayer witnessing, church attendance, service, and obedience, but many churches are unknowingly losing what God wants in an effort to become more relevant and increase attendance. Dr. Charles Stanley helps you take another look at what the Bible says concerning the age-old tools presented in the Scriptures and lets you decide if your church is still doing it right.

The Workbook on Spiritual Disciplines

Author: Maxie Dunnam
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 0835804798
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Religion

The Workbook on Spiritual Disciplines is a six-week study on spiritual disciplines for the enhancement of the devotional life. It is designed to be used by small groups, especially in the local church setting.Maxie Dunnam believes that discipline is required for the Christian life. But discipline is not to be seen as a religious practice that has merit within itself; it is a means to an end. The end toward which the discipline takes us is to grow spiritually, to mature in our Christian faith and life, to be alive in Christ.

Disciplines of the Holy Spirit

Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310872009
Release Date: 2010-06-15
Genre: Religion

CONNECT WITH THE LIFE-CHANGING MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRITDisciples of the Holy Spirit shows how a dynamic, close walk with God can be yours each day through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. As the energizer of your faith, the Spirit wants to bring you into a transforming communion with Christ. He wants to empower you to love your enemies, live without fear, and give generously out of an inner abundance.Your part? Simply yielding to him through the following spiritual disciplines: Solitude—helping you draw near to God for spiritual growth and vigor. Surrender—helping you surrender to God’s will and purpose for your life, preparing you for effective ministry. Service—helping you move into fellowship with others and partnership with God in reaching a broken worldAs you practice the spiritual disciplines, your concept of what it means to be a Christian will acquire a new, life-changing dimension. You’ll grow closer to Jesus—and your life will increasingly reflect the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.“Dr. Tan always has something worthwhile to say. His passion for people, life, and God, combined with his extensive professional knowledge make this book an important read.”-Larry Crabb Jr., Ph.D., counselor and best-selling author“A passionate, fresh guide for how Christians can grow in Christ through the traditional spiritual disciplines. Believers of differing theological backgrounds will find encouragement and wisdom.”-Stanton L. Jones, Ph.D., author of the God’s Design for Sex book seriesDr. Siang-Yang Tan is senior pastor of First Evangelical Church in Glendale, California. He is also associate professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, a licensed psychologist, and the author of Lay Counseling: Equipping Christians for a Helping Ministry. He lives in Arcadia, California.Dr. Douglas Gregg is former director of the Office of Christian Community at Fuller Theological Seminary and a training specialist with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is the coauthor of Inner Healing: A Handbook for Helping Yourself & Others and lives in Los Angeles.

The Spirit of the Disciplines

Author: Dallas Willard
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061974900
Release Date: 2009-10-06
Genre: Religion

How to Live as Jesus Lived Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.

A way in the world

Author: Ernest Boyer
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 0060610328
Release Date: 1984-11
Genre: Religion

Explains how to join family and community life with the inner, spiritual life, discusses the maintenance of a family's spiritual vitality, and includes brief family worship services