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FOR M ATIO is a line of spiritual formation books from InterVarsity Press. FOR M ATIO books take readers on a journey of transformation rooted in a deep desire to live in the presence of God.
The Apprentice Series
“The best practice I have seen in Christian spiritual formation.”
—Dallas Willard, author of The Divine Conspiracy Dallas
James Bryan Smith is a theology professor and the director of the Aprentis Institute at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. He is a founding board member of Renovaré and the author of Devotional Classics (with Richard Foster) and the bestselling book Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven.
James Bryan Smith’s Apprentice Series is a spiritual formation curriculum that has already brought transformation to numerous individuals and congregations. The books aim at a revitalization of discipleship by helping Christians come to terms with who God is, what it means to live as a Christian and what it means to live in community.
The Good and Beautiful God
This transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by and practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.
232 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3531-7, $23.00
The Good and Beautiful Life
James Bryan Smith asks readers to examine their notions about happiness and success, introducing exercises that replace false beliefs about the good life with Jesus’ narratives of life in the kingdom.
264 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3532-4, $23.00
The Good and Beautiful Community
James Bryan Smith demonstrates how living as apprentices of Jesus has great implications for relationships. Acknowledging that we tend to emphasize personal faith over social justice or vice versa, Smith shows us how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together.
240 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3533-1, $23.00
The Kingdom and the Cross
In this companion to The Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith explains in six short chapters the meaning of Christ’s work on the cross. Includes soul-training exercises for individual and group work. 59 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3549-2, $8.00
from Ruth Haley Barton
Pursuing God’s Will Together
Church boards and other Christian leadership teams have long relied on models adapted from the business world to make decisions. Here, trained spiritual director and not-for-proﬁt leader Ruth Haley Barton helps teams transition to a much more ﬁtting model—the spiritual community that practices discernment together.
280 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3566-9, $20.00
“It’s impossible to overstate how needed, valuable, timely and timeless this book is. . . . I plan to buy a case . . . and make it mandatory reading for all of our leaders.”
—Mark Buchanan, pastor, New Life Community Baptist
Church, author of Spiritual Rhythm and Your Church Is Too Safe
Strengthening the souls of pastors, Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve.
Ruth Haley Barton (D.D., Northern Seminary) is a
trained spiritual director, teacher and retreat leader. Ruth is the founder of The Transforming Center, a ministry that strengthens the souls of pastors, Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve. For more on her ministry to pastors and Christian leaders, visit transformingcenter.org.
DVD and Participant’s Guide available through Zondervan
Ruth Haley Barton leads readers to a mature them into the daily rhythm of life.
192 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3333-7, $17.00
Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership
rhythms and daily practices that all leaders need to remain spiritually strong.
231 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3513-3, $18.00
understanding of seven spiritual disciplines and weaves Ruth Haley Barton helps you establish the formational
“[Barton] describes the practices with the gentle touch of an understanding and knowing mystic.”
—Publishers Weekly, January 29, 2006
“Ruth writes with realness and integrity out of her own intimate experience of the inner journey of a leader.”
Invitation to Solitude and Silence (Expanded)
Ruth Haley Barton’s classic introduction to the work of solitude and silence now includes special instruction for the group practice of silence.
166 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3545-4, $18.00
Longing for More
Ruth Haley Barton explores the many areas of a woman’s life that need the freeing touch of Christ, such as vocation, identity, sexuality, singleness, marriage and motherhood.
251 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3506-5, $16.00
from Dallas Willard
In this classic introduction to the Chrisitian spiritual life, Dallas Willard lays out how to develop an intimate partnership with God and attune your heart to his voice. This updated and expanded edition is reformatted for easier reading and includes new material from Willard’s teaching at Renovaré.
272 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3569-0, $17.00
Hearing God (DVD)
In the new Hearing God DVD, you and your group can join John Ortberg, Richard J. Foster and Dallas Willard as they discuss the conversational relationship with God. Small group discussion guide is also included.
180 minutes, DVD, 978-0-8308-3568-3, $30.00
“The best book on divine guidance I have ever read.”
—Richard J. Foster
Dallas Willard is professor of philosophy at the University of
Southern California. He is the author of The Divine Conspiracy, The Spirit of the Disciplines and Renovation of the Heart.
from Richard J. Foster
Sanctuary of the Soul
Richard Foster equips Christians to embark successfully on the journey of meditative prayer. With insights from classical Christian writers and reﬂections from Foster’s own experiences of prayer, Sanctuary of the Soul provides much-needed bearings for Christian spiritual practice today.
165 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3555-3, $16.00
Longing for God
Encouraging a renewed, sustainable, and enriched life with God.
Richard J. Foster and Gayle D. Beebe
366 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3514-0, $25.00
“[Foster] makes us ﬁrsthand participants in the church’s practice of a life of meditative prayer.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message
Large Print Edition, 455 pages,
paperback, 978-0-8308-3527-0, $25.00
Abridged Audio Book,
2 75-minute CDs, audio CD, 978-0-8308-3526-3, $20.00
Richard J. Foster (D.Th.P., Fuller Theological Seminary)
is the founder of Renovaré in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of many books, including Celebration of Discipline and Freedom of Simplicity.
from Chris Webb
The Fire of the Word
Renovaré president Chris Webb recovers the Bible’s special status as a place to meet with God. Taking lessons from personal experience, spiritual classics and the Bible itself, Webb shows that the Bible’s ideal reader is not an analyst but a lover.
199 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3563-8, $15.00
“Here is a new, engaging master of the spiritual life.”
—Emilie Griffin, author of Souls in Full Sail
“How thrilling to welcome this fresh, new voice to the ﬁeld of Christian spirituality.”
—From the foreword by Richard J. Foster
Encouraging a renewed, sustainable, and enriched life with God.
Chris Webb is an Anglican priest, speaker, teacher, writer and new monastic. He has served as Renovaré USA president for four and a half years.
from J. Brent Bill & Beth A. Booram
Awaken Your Senses
Beth Booram and Brent Bill introduce sensory spiritual practices. Devotional attention to the sensory world, they suggest, teaches the heart to be more sensitive to God’s presence. Through a mix of readings and exercises, Awaken Your Senses will open your eyes, nose, ears and mouth to a whole new dimension of faith.
208 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3560-7, $15.00
“How did a faith based on the claim that ‘the Word became ﬂesh’ become so divorced from bodily, incarnate knowledge? Here is a beautiful book that will help us reclaim our bodies, our senses and our relationship with God.”
—Parker J. Palmer, author of Let Your Life Speak
J. Brent Bill is a writer, retreat leader and Quaker minister, as well as
the author and coauthor of many books, including Sacred Compass. He and his wife live on Ploughshares Farm in Indiana.
Beth A. Booram is a pastor and minister who spent sixteen years on
staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. She is also the author of Picturing the Face of Jesus. She and her husband live in Fishers, Indiana.
from Stephen A. Macchia
Crafting a Rule of Life
This workbook by Stephen Macchia draws on the famous Rule of St. Benedict to help readers discover their own rule of life. Embarking on these time-tested disciplines of Scripture, prayer and group reﬂection, readers will ﬁnd themselves entering into what Adele Calhoun describes as “the sweet sanity of ordered work and rest.” Foreword by Mark Buchanan.
190 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3564-5, $16.00
“Crafting a Rule of Life offers a practical and doable process to move your life from insanely busy and driven to the sweet sanity of ordered work and rest.”
—Adele Calhoun, author of Spiritual Disciplines Handbook
Stephen A. Macchia is founding president of Leadership Transformations, Inc., a spiritual formation ministry to leaders and leadership teams. He is the author of Becoming a Healthy Disciple.
Classics in Spiritual Formation
Gregory of Nyssa
This contemporary paraphrase by Michael Glerup gives readers access to the spiritual wisdom of Gregory of Nyssa’s sermons on the Beatitudes. Glerup provides an introduction to key themes and callouts to highlight relevance for contemporary practice. 160 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3591-1, $15.00
This new paraphrase by Father Albert Haase gives readers direct access to a masterwork of spiritual formation—Athanasius’s Life of Antony of Egypt. Haase introduces key themes and highlights passages for practice throughout. 128 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3592-8, $15.00
“Albert Haase is a restoration artist of the ancient Christian classics.”
—from the foreword by Shane Claiborne, author of
The Irresistible Revolution
The Classics in Spiritual Formation
series is designed for those who want to read the church fathers for the ﬁrst time or uncover a fresh paraphrase of a beloved work. Using conversational language, these paraphrases from the original Greek and Latin bring ancient wisdom into contemporary life.
from Albert Haase, O.F.M.
This Sacred Moment
“With engaging Franciscan simplicity . . . Father Haase writes of holiness as responding to God’s call in the present moment—a teaching he ﬁnds in the spiritual classic Abandonment to Divine Providence and re-presents in contemporary terms.”
Coming Home to Your True Self
Father Albert presents the spiritual disciplines of prayer, almsgiving, discernment and spiritual direction to bring readers back to their home in God. “Home,” he writes, “is the sacrament of the present moment. It is only in living right now, right here, that we discover our lives and this world awash in the grace of God.” 180 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3517-1, $15.00
Living the Lord’s Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer presents a complete picture of our life with God, making it an ideal guide for spiritual formation. Father Albert draws on the wisdom of Francis of Assisi, Thérèse of Lisieux and others to reveal how this great prayer can come to shape our very souls. 252 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3529-4, $18.00
—Timothy M. Gallagher, O.M.V.,
author of The Discernment of Spirits
121 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3543-0, $15.00
Albert Haase, O.F.M. (Ph.D., Fordham University), is
a preacher, retreat leader and spiritual director based in the Chicago area. He is the cohost of Spirit and Life, a weekly radio show on the Relevant Radio network.
from Kent Carlson & Mike Lueken
Renovation of the Church
Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the decade-long story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit—even when it meant a decline in numbers. 185 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3546-1, $15.00
“Please read this book and creatively apply it to your situation.”
—from the foreword by Dallas Willard
Kent Carlson founded Oak Hills Church of Folsom, California, in 1984. For the past thirteen years he has been copastor of the church with Mike Lueken. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Mike Lueken is copastor with Kent Carlson of Oak Hills Church of Folsom, California. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
from James C. Wilhoit & Evan B. Howard
Discovering Lectio Divina
James Wilhoit and Evan Howard argue that our ancestors responded to the special nature of the Bible with special habits of reading. In this step-by-step introduction to the practice of lectio divina, you will learn what it means to read your way to intimacy with God. 160 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3570-6, $15.00
Available July 2012
James C. Wilhoit is Scripture Press chair of Christian Formation &
Ministry at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered.
Evan B. Howard is director of the Spirituality Shoppe: An Evangelical Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality, based in Montrose, Colorado.
from Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
Invitations from God
Adele Calhoun argues that we are an “overoptioned people,” under constant pressure to say yes to another engagement. She calls us to renewed sensitivity to God—the Great Inviter calling us to rest, follow, remember and repent. Includes reﬂection questions, exercises and recommended disciplines to guide you through each theme.
208 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3553-9, $15.00
Spiritual Disciplines Handbook
“I have long proﬁted from Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s gifts . . . and I am delighted that she has compiled her experience with spiritual disciplines into book form.”
—Tim Keller, pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian
Church, New York City
293 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3330-6, $18.00
Strengthening the souls of pastors, Christian leaders, and the congregations and organizations they serve.
Adele Ahlberg Calhoun (M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) has worked in Christian ministry for over thirty years and is currently copastor with her husband, Doug, of Redeemer Community in Wellesley, Massachusetts.
from David G. Benner
Opening to God
David Benner proposes openness to God as the essence of Christian spiritual life. He uses the four movements of lectio divina to explore prayer as attending, pondering, responding and being.
180 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3542-3, $17.00
“For all who are serious about seeking . . . spiritual direction.”
Desiring God’s Will
“This is . . . for people who want to want God.”
Surrender to Love
Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality.
112 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-2302-4, $13.00
The Gift of Being Yourself
In this profound exploration of Christian identity, David Benner illuminates the spirituality of selfdiscovery.
114 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3245-3, $13.00
123 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3261-3, $13.00
—James M. Houston,
author of Joyful Exiles
240 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3270-5, $16.00
David G. Benner is emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spirituality at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, and was an associate fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. He’s also the founding executive editor of Conversations, a spiritual director, a retreat leader and the author or editor of many books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and Care of Souls.
from Emilie Griffin
Green Leaves for Later Years
Emilie Grifﬁn reﬂects on the beauty and the difﬁculty of aging. Pain mingles with gratitude. With her we learn again how to draw close to the Lord who longs to guide us. Ideal for both individuals and discussion groups, each chapter ends with reﬂection questions and a prayer. Discover a spirituality that will sustain you in the later years.
160 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3565-2, $15.00
Available October 2012
Souls in Full Sail
“In a culture in which most everyone else seems to be in frantic ﬂight from getting older, Emilie Grifﬁn embraces it . . . without a trace of sentimental romanticizing.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, translator of The Message
183 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3548-5, $15.00
Emilie Griffin is the author of a number of books, including
Wonderful and Dark Is This Road and Doors into Prayer: An Invitation. Emilie is on the board and speaking team of Renovaré. She and her husband, William, are founding members of the Chrysostom Society, a national group for writers of Christian faith.
from Eugene H. Peterson
A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
This expanded edition of Peterson’s classic for modern pilgrims now includes the Songs of Ascents in The Message translation, as well as a new epilogue.
216 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-2257-7, $16.00
“If, like me for twenty years, you ﬁnd it hard to get into the Psalms . . . read, mark, learn and inwardly digest this brilliant book.”
—J. I. Packer, author of Knowing God
Run with the Horses (Revised and Expanded)
In a series of reﬂections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Peterson explores what it means to be fully and genuinely human.
213 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3706-9, $15.00
Eugene H. Peterson, now retired, was for many years James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among his many books is the widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, The Message.
from Jan Johnson
“St. Francis of Assisi advised us to wear the world like a loose garment—one which touches us in few places and there lightly. Most people fail in their efforts to do so. Jan Johnson can help you.” —Dallas Willard, author of Renovation
of the Heart 173 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3547-8, $15.00
Spiritual Disciplines Companion
With a mix of inductive Bible studies, guided meditations and transformational exercises, Jan Johnson introduces sixteen core practices from silence and secrecy to worship and celebration.
315 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3523-2, $18.00
Jan Johnson is a spiritual director and retreat leader living in the
Los Angeles area. She has written a number of books, including Invitation to the Jesus Life and Enjoying the Presence of God. Many of her articles are posted on her website: www.janjohnson.org.
from M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
Invitation to a Journey
In this landmark spiritual formation book, M. Robert Mulholland Jr. deﬁnes spiritual formation as the process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others.
173 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-1386-5, $15.00
The Deeper Journey
“Totally compelling and a must-read for disciples serious about the ‘with-God’ life.”
—Bruce Demarest, Denver Seminary
168 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3277-4, $15.00
M. Robert Mulholland Jr. (Th.D., Harvard) is professor
of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of several books, including Shaped by the Word and Revelation.
from Cindy Crosby
On the Way to the Cross
This unique devotional by Thomas C. Oden and Joel Elowsky and edited by Cindy Crosby offers forty days of devotional comments from the church fathers about the Gospel of John. Based on the daily Gospel reading cycle from the Book of Common Prayer and written in a brief daily format, this is a perfect resource for Lenten use!
130 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3567-6, $10.00
Ancient Christian Devotionals
This series helps readers sustain habits of reﬂection throughout the entire lectionary cycle. Each volume combines excerpts from the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.
Lectionary Cycle A
294 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3431-0, $17.00
Lectionary Cycle B
304 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3556-0, $18.00
Lectionary Cycle C
304 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3528-7, $18.00
Cindy Crosby is a speaker and the author of ﬁve books, including By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer. She is a contributor to the book Creation Care, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Books & Culture, Mars Hill Review and Publishers Weekly.
from Keith Meyer
Spiritual Rhythms in Community
This participatory guide by Keith Meyer is designed to help you adopt a new pattern of life, one modeled after the rhythms of Jesus.
“Translates . . . ordinary existence into . . . the means for spiritual growth.” —Phyllis Tickle, compiler of The Divine Hours
188 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3561-4, $15.00
Whole Life Transformation
220 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3530-0, $20.00
Keith Meyer (D.Min., M.Div.) is a speaker, teacher and retreat
leader through his organization, Becoming the Change Ministries. A pastor of many years, he is also a senior teaching fellow with the Renovaré Spiritual Formation Institute. Visit his website at www.keithmeyer.org.
from Juliet Benner
While working as a docent in an art gallery, Juliet Benner began showing people how to meditate on art that illustrates Scripture. Here she distills this practice into a series of meditations, pairing Christian art with passages of Scripture. viii + 183 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3544-7, $17.00
“It is hard not to say ‘I told you so.’ The ﬁrst time I read Juliet Benner’s ‘Oh Taste & See’ column for Conversations journal I knew she had a rare gift for seeing. . . . I was pretty sure a wonderful book would follow. Here it is!” — Gary Moon, editor in chief, Conversations
Juliet Benner is an international retreat and workshop leader. She is a
trained spiritual director and has served as a consultant in art and spirituality at the Carey Centre on the campus of the University of British Columbia (Vancouver).
Scripture by Heart
Joshua Choonmin Kang combines spiritual practices with brief readings to help you persevere in memorizing Scripture. Foreword by Dallas Willard.
“Kang may have given us the best primer now available on the practice, signiﬁcance, and hidden depths of ‘treasuring God’s Word in our hearts.’”
—Christianity Today, February 3, 2010 166 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3536-2, $15.00
Deep-Rooted in Christ
Joshua Choonmin Kang puts to words the hidden riches of life in Christ. Fifty-two graceful readings make perfect daily reﬂection.
“Pastor Kang’s book is spiritual wisdom literature of the highest order.”
—From the foreword by Richard Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline 174 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3511-9, $15.00
Discovering Our Spiritual Identity
Each chapter in this workbook by Trevor Hudson is peppered with “holy experiments,” simple practices that bring us into God’s presence and help us experience life as his beloved. Chapters close with questions for discussion with a small group of spiritual friends. Foreword by Dallas Willard. 197 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-1092-5, $18.00
Seeking Spiritual Intimacy
Glenn Myers introduces us to the spiritual insights of the Beguines—a group of medieval European women whose network of modest faith communities revitalized the faith of a continent. Foreword by James M. Houston. 220 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3551-5, $15.00
Drawing on the writings of Augustine, John of the Cross, Teresa of Ávila and others, Keith R. Anderson and Randy D. Reese show that the age-old practice of Christian mentoring is meant to facilitate our growth throughout life. They provide motivation, principles and plans for starting and continuing mentoring relationships. 191 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-2210-2, $15.00
Living the Christian Year
With this introduction to the liturgical year, Bobby Gross presents the possibility of inhabiting the story of God. He provides the history of each season of the church calender and leads us to develop habits of devotion. Foreword by Lauren Winner.
334 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3520-1, $17.00
Journaling as a Spiritual Practice
Whether you are a veteran journal keeper or a living example of journal burnout, this book describes how journaling can become a central part of your spiritual formation. Helen Cepero has created a unique format that combines descriptive text, illustrations from journals and examples from her own journaling experiences.
161 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3519-5, $15.00
The Attentive Life
Leighton Ford instructs readers in the tradition of praying the hours a discipline he believes can lead to wakefulness before God.
“A book of such quiet beauty and deep simplicity it is difﬁcult to describe.”
229 pages, hardcover, 978-0-8308-3516-4, $18.00
Seeking God Together
Alice Fryling writes for those who would like to form, lead or participate in group spiritual direction. She equips groups to listen to God together, navigate personality differences, set group expectations and ask life-giving questions.
152 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3524-9, $15.00
A Community Called Taizé
Jason Brian Santos introduces one of the world’s ﬁrst ecumenical monastic orders, from its origins in 1940s France to its emergence as a spiritual center for young people throughout the world. Here you’ll meet the brothers of the order and the countless volunteers who have taken on the mission of pronouncing reconciliation to the church and the world. Foreword by Desmond Tutu.
204 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3525-6, $15.00
Journey with Jesus
Larry Warner guides you in a nine-month journey through the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. Through prayers and Scripture readings that focus on the life of Christ, Warner introduces us to a practice that has nourished the church for centuries.
304 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3541-6, $18.00
Learning to Pray Through the Psalms
In the Psalms, God’s people have a powerful tool for framing honest, intimate prayers. Choosing ten psalms, James W. Sire offers background information and a meditative, step-by-step approach to personal prayer. Sire’s innovative approach emphasizes reading more perceptively and praying with all of our emotions.
229 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3332-0, $16.00
With insights from sabbath keepers of all backgrounds, Lynne M. Baab offers a practical guidebook that encourages you to slow down and enjoy your relationship with the God of the universe.
“The best book I’ve read in years on the art and discipline of keeping sabbath.”
—Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God
132 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3258-3, $15.00
Lynne M. Baab recovers the value and potency of this ancient Christian practice— which extends beyond giving up food to any of our regular activities. She urges us to be free from the hard-packed trails of our daily routine, free to move beyond our appetites into meaningful encounter with God.
152 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3501-0, $15.00
The Leadership Ellipse
Veteran leader Robert A. Fryling urges leaders to abandon the bull’s-eye for an ellipse model, which balances between two focal points: the twin priorities of our inner spiritual life and the outward needs of the group we lead. Foreword by Eugene H. Peterson.
“If St. Benedict were still alive, he would have written this book.”
—Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence
220 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3538-6, $17.00
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Kneeling with Giants
Gary Neal Hansen eavesdrops on the prayer lives of major ﬁgures such as Benedict, Calvin, Ignatius, Teresa of Ávila and others, seeking insight for modern prayer. Group guide and appendix of practices included.
238 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3562-1, $15.00
Richard Peace introduces readers to the daily practice of noticing God. Ordinary life, interior life, other people, Scripture, nature, culture and the church all prove to be powerful companions when we go looking for God’s presence.
192 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3821-9, $15.00
Shaped by the Cross
Reﬂecting on Michaelangelo’s majestic sculpture, the Pietá, Ken Gire offers seven meditations on a costly discipleship that invites us to take up our cross and follow our Savior—through death to life everlasting.
119 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3808-0, $15.00
The Art of Dying
Christianity Today reporter Rob Moll revives the centuries-old Christian practice of dying well. He draws from interviews with hospice workers, bioethicists, family members and other caregivers to provide a one-of-a-kind resource for those who care for the dying.
192 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3736-6, $16.00
Awakening the Quieter Virtues
Gregory Spencer describes the beauty and nature of everyday virtues, showing us how to take notice of discernment, reverence, generosity, authenticity and more. Discussion questions and sample exercises included.
197 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3735-9, $16.00
Living into the Life of Jesus
In this foundational work of Christian formation, Klaus Issler derives insights from the life of Jesus in the Gospels to uncover the dynamics of becoming Christlike.
240 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-3811-0, $16.00