Tag Archives: sprititual growth

(Book review) The Lost Discipline of Conversation

In this well-researched book, Joanna Jung draws upon the writings of well and lesser-known puritans to learn how they valued and used the spiritual discipline of conference, or intentional, spiritually-focused conversation as a means to spiritual growth. We learn not only why the Puritans considered such care crucial to discipleship and the Christian walk but also how to implement this in our modern-day lives. Specific examples and prompts are given for several different audiences with which the reader may choose to converse in order to follow the biblical exhortation to care for one another’s souls.

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A fragile hope

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long-time book discussion leader   Introduction Title: A fragile hope Author: Cynthia Ruchti Publisher: Abingdon Press Publication Date: 2017 Format: Paperback Length: 319 pages OVERVIEW Josiah is an author of books on marriage and recovery from marital problems. Very popular and sought after, Josiah is unaware that his own marriage is crumbling. He begins […]

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Faith in the Shadows: Finding God in the Midst of Doubt

Does having faith in Jesus mean a person can’t have doubts? Austin Fischer tests that assumption in Faith in the Shadows, showing the more biblically based, honest understanding is that faith and doubts go hand in hand.

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(Book review) How to Get Unstuck

This book is chock full of dive-in-deep methodology to get you to your next step in your career or
ministry, fulfill your God-given purpose, and do it joyfully, confidently, and for the right reasons. Far
superior to the conventional self-help books on the market, this book discusses both the how and the
why of personal effectiveness and success, with review points and further reading recommendations at
the end of each chapter. Following the author’s direction in Unstuck will enable you to grow up into
the work God has created you to do.

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