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A Mennonite Woman: Exploring Spiritual Life and Identity eBook

A Mennonite Woman: Exploring Spiritual Life and Identity eBook

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In A MENNONITE WOMAN, part narrative, part theology, part spiritual memoir, Dawn Ruth Nelson asks us to wake up to what is shaping us spiritually as contemporary Christians in North American culture. Discover why Mennonites have been drinking deeply from contemplative spiritual formation wells in the last 30 years. Experience the story of twentieth-century Mennonite agrarian spirituality through the lens of one woman’s life and one seminary.

"Nelson’s search leads from her grandmother’s life in Mennonite community, through peace work in Ireland and engagement with the Roman Catholic tradition, and finally to the essential inner/outer balance of the Anabaptist spiritual tradition—a response of discipleship made possible by the spiritual connection to the living vine, Jesus Christ." —C. Arnold Snyder, Professor of History, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ontario

"Although Nelson’s six suggestions for contemporary spirituality are focused on Mennonite tradition and experience, their transforming power make them applicable for anyone desiring Christian formation." —Joann Wolski Conn, Professor of Christian Spirituality, Neumann University

"You can live a long time in a spiritual tradition without seeing it clearly, which makes it hard to either claim its gifts or compensate for its weaknesses. This book helps readers do both." —Rachel Miller Jacobs, Spiritual Director; Worship Resources Coordinator, Leader magazine

"Rooting Mennonite spirituality within the earthy settledness of her grandmother’s story, Nelson lovingly shows the way toward a spirituality of pilgrimage, in the company of Jesus." —Sara Wenger Shenk, Presiden, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

"Nelson’s work nudges us to look at our spiritual roots and keep finding pathways toward a renewed, contemplative, genuinely Mennonite spirituality for our day." —Marcus G. Smucker teaches at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (Lancaster Campus) and the Kairos School for Spiritual Formation
In A MENNONITE WOMAN, part narrative, part theology, part spiritual memoir, Dawn Ruth Nelson asks us to wake up to what is shaping us spiritually as contemporary Christians in North American culture. Discover why Mennonites have been drinking deeply from contemplative spiritual formation wells in the last 30 years. Experience the story of twentieth-century Mennonite agrarian spirituality through the lens of one woman’s life and one seminary.

"Nelson’s search leads from her grandmother’s life in Mennonite community, through peace work in Ireland and engagement with the Roman Catholic tradition, and finally to the essential inner/outer balance of the Anabaptist spiritual tradition—a response of discipleship made possible by the spiritual connection to the living vine, Jesus Christ." —C. Arnold Snyder, Professor of History, Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, Ontario

"Although Nelson’s six suggestions for contemporary spirituality are focused on Mennonite tradition and experience, their transforming power make them applicable for anyone desiring Christian formation." —Joann Wolski Conn, Professor of Christian Spirituality, Neumann University

"You can live a long time in a spiritual tradition without seeing it clearly, which makes it hard to either claim its gifts or compensate for its weaknesses. This book helps readers do both." —Rachel Miller Jacobs, Spiritual Director; Worship Resources Coordinator, Leader magazine

"Rooting Mennonite spirituality within the earthy settledness of her grandmother’s story, Nelson lovingly shows the way toward a spirituality of pilgrimage, in the company of Jesus." —Sara Wenger Shenk, Presiden, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary

"Nelson’s work nudges us to look at our spiritual roots and keep finding pathways toward a renewed, contemplative, genuinely Mennonite spirituality for our day." —Marcus G. Smucker teaches at Eastern Mennonite Seminary (Lancaster Campus) and the Kairos School for Spiritual Formation

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Published by: Cascadia Publishing House LLC on Dec 19, 2010
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