spiritual formation | "Drawing closer to The Lord, becoming more like Him-moment by moment, step by step."
Spiritual disciplines are activities that open us to God's transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives. Picking up on the monastic tradition of creating a "rule of life" that allows for regular space for the practice of the spiritual disciplines, this book takes you more deeply into understanding seven key disciplines along with practical ideas for weaving them into everyday life.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality
Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: You can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though he was the pastor of a growing church, he did what most people do - avoid conflict in the name of Christianity; ignore his anger, sadness, and fear; use God to run from God; and live without boundaries. This book meets you where you are and helps your journey toward spiritual and emotional maturity.
Sanctuary of the Soul
Foster will beautifully guide you in this transformational way, that you might come to know deeper fellowship with God. Weaving together quotes and stories from the lives of mothers and fathers of the faith as well as powerful encounters with God from his own life, Foster describes the riches of quieting your mind and heart in order to listen to and obey God more closely.
The Selfless Way of Christ
To those of us living in the competative, modern world, Henri Nouwen's phrase, "downward mobility," seems radically counterintuitive. But in Nouwen's words, The spiritual life "is a life that sets us free to be strong while weak, to be free while captive, to be joyful while in pain, to be rich while poor .... Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness ... are indeed the qualities of our Lord himself and reveal his presence in the midst of a world so torn apart by envy, greed, war and other sin."
marriage & family | "Marriage and family are gifts from God that need to be handled with care and wisdom."
Spiritual Conversations with Children
Folksy, humorous, insightful, engaging, practical. Borgo quotes a child who asserts, "We are all detectives looking for the fingerprints of God." She specifies creative approaches for talking to children about things that matter---eternal things---as well as for listening more intently. Should be welcomed by parents, teachers, pastors, or grandparents.
The Tech-Wise Family
Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It's about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology's promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world's knowledge at our fingertips.
time of distress | "In moments of pain or destruction we can find hope in Scripture and
from resources that point us to the hope of Jesus"
Streams in the Desert
This Daily Devotion speaks directly to the heart of those that are hurting and trying to find God in the midst of that pain. You can read it on the designated date or cover to cover as a book.
A Tale of Three Kings
Tale of Three Kings is a historical fiction book that gives a unique perspective when facing trials. It is short screenplay discussing the struggle between of King David, King Saul and Absalom.
mission trip prep | "Preparing for a short or long term mission trip is vital to your experience and the experience of those around you."
When Helping Hurts
Poverty is much more than simply a lack of material resources, and it takes much more than donations and handouts to solve it. When Helping Hurts shows how some alleviation efforts, failing to consider the complexities of poverty, have actually (and unintentionally) done more harm than good.
But it looks ahead. It encourages us to see the dignity in everyone, to empower the materially poor, and to know that we are all uniquely needy—and that God in the gospel is reconciling all things to himself.
In My Own Words
The collection of quotes, stories, and prayers in this book are all her own words and experiences. They were compiled from various sources. Her undying faith and concern of the human spirit is reflected in these passages. In her years of work, Mother Teresa has brought God to millions in places of darkness. Let her share her hope, faith, and love with you.