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Eugene Peterson: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places, Eat This Book, Practise Resurrection

Eugene Peterson
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Eugene Peterson
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God-Soaked Life

Chris Webb
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Chris Webb

God's presence permeates our lives and activities, reverberating throughout all he has created. As we open our lives to that presence, we hear the truth of the gospel spoken to our hearts: the kingdom of God has come to us. Chris Webb, an Anglican priest and retreat house director, wants us all to enter into that kingdom and to experience its freedom. Written with verve, depth, and uncontainable joy, God-Soaked Life invites us to live in the reality of God's presence in our everyday lives. It's an invitation into the community of God's people, into fearless honesty about our own weaknesses and failures, into the daily experience of God through silence, Scripture and prayer, and into a new life of love and service in the broken world around us. God's kingdom is not far away, a remote and future promise. It is here, now.

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Streams of Living Water

Richard Foster
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Richard Foster

In this landmark work, Richard Foster examines the 'streams of living water' - the six dimensions of faith and practice - that have defined Christian tradition around the world and down the centuries. In this inspiring book he looks at: - the Contemplative tradition - or the prayer-filled life- the Holiness tradition - or the virtuous life- the Charismatic tradition - or the Spirit-empowered life- the Social Justice tradition - or the compassionate life- the Evangelical tradition - or the word-centred life- the Incarnational tradition - or the sacramental lifeFoster's celebration of the spiritual life incorporates history's most significant Christian figures and movements and argues for a rich, well-rounded faith, free of constricting labels.

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Eugene Peterson
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Eugene Peterson

'Sixty years ago I found myself distracted.' So begins the introduction to As Kingfishers Catch Fire. What follows is the record of the collaboration of pastor and congregation in acts of worship and a life together. What Eugene Peterson, for thirty years pastor of a Maryland church, discovered is that the pastor's life is much more than just the preaching. It is also made up of attending to the details in all the circumstances and relationships specific to a people and a place - prayers at a hospital bed, conversations with the elderly, small talk on a street corner. This collection of spiritual writings presents Peterson's distinctive approach designed to communicate to his congregation, and the reader, 'the full counsel of God.' Seven sections containing seven teachings, each expertly crafted to stir the biblical imagination. In these teachings, Peterson walks the reader through Scripture to bring fresh insight to familiar names such as Moses, David, Isaiah, Solomon, Peter, Paul, and John of Patmos.

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Love, Henri

Henri J. M. Nouwen
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Henri J. M. Nouwen

'This invaluable collection of over 200 letters by the late Nouwen (The Wounded Healer), a beloved author, pastor, and priest, provides insight into his personal struggles, insecurities, and faith and offers the heartfelt guidance Nouwen shared so generously with individuals to a wide audience ... The courage and kindness with which Nouwen shares his vulnerabilities and honest feelings, combined with his willingness to provide direction, advice, companionship, and affection, ensure that Nouwen's legacy as inspired spiritual guide will continue, enhanced by this testimony to his sincere desire to live with gratitude, faith, and love.'- Publishers Weekly 'When I write I think deeply about my friends, I pray for them, I tell them my emotions and feelings. I reflect on our relationship and I dwell with them in a very personal way.' - Henri NouwenOver the course of his life, priest, professor and writer Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students and readers of his work all around the world. He held a deep conviction about the value of reaching out to others through letters, believing that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. As a result, many people looked to Nouwen as a long-distance spiritual advisor. This collection of previously unpublished letters stretches from the earliest years of Henri's career through to his last ten years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights as well as touching details of Henri's daily life, the letters are organised around themes that emerge not just in his correspondence but in his writing, too: vocation and calling; solitude and prayer; suffering and perseverence; belovedness; and community. Across all these letters, what emerges most clearly is Henri's belief in the rich value of human relationships.As relevant today as they were forty years ago, and full of insight and encouragement, these letters offer a deeply personal look into the mind of a spiritual giant of the twentieth century, and are an ideal introduction to his life and thought.

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Hidden in Christ

James Bryan Smith
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James Bryan Smith

'I noticed that single words from Colossians 3 began to bounce around in my mind, forming a new understanding of the gospel, and a new awareness of who I am, and who my brothers and sisters in Christ are.'Memorising a passage and studying it in depth can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of each word. James Bryan Smith has found Colossians 3:1-17 to be a rich resource for understanding what it means to have our lives hidden in Christ.Each of the thirty short chapters of this book bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase in this rich passage. You'll also find a simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions and a guide for five weeks of group discussion.

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Celebrating the Disciplines

Richard Foster, Katherine Yanni
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Richard Foster, Katherine Yanni

'We need not be well advanced in matters of theology to practise the disciplines,' writes Richard Foster. 'The primary requirement is a longing after God.'CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE, Richard Foster's guide to the classical spiritual disciplines, has enriched the prayer and spiritual growth of thousands. This carefully designed and practical workbook puts the bestselling book into practice, offering new ways to experience the spiritual disciplines and integrate them into daily life.

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Schools That Learn

Art Kleiner, Bryan Smith, Janis Dutton, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Peter M. Senge, Timothy Lucas
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Art Kleiner, Bryan Smith, Janis Dutton, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Peter M. Senge, Timothy Lucas

A NEW EDITION OF THE GROUNDBREAKING BOOKA new edition - revised and updated with over 100 pages of new material - of the groundbreaking book that brings the principles of organizational learning to today s schools and classrooms.A unique collaboration between the celebrated management thinker and Fifth Discipline author Peter Senge , and a team of renowned educators and organizational change leaders, the revised edition of Schools The Learn addresses the new and unique pressures on our educational system that have emerged since the book's initial publication in 2000.In a fast-changing world where school populations are increasingly diverse, children live in ever-more-complex social and media environments, standardized tests are applied as overly simplistic "quick fixes," and advances in science and technology continue to accelerate, the pressures on our educational system are inescapable. Schools That Learn offers a much-needed way to open dialogue about these problems and provides pragmatic opportunities to transform school systems into learning organizations.Drawing on observations and advice from more than 70 writers and experts on schools and education, this book features:· methods for implementing organizational learning and explanations of why they work· compelling stories and anecdotes from the field - classrooms, schools, and communities· charts, tables and diagrams to illustrate systems thinking and other practices· guiding principles for how to apply innovative practices in all types of school systemsSchools That Learn is the essential guide for anyone who cares about the future of education and keeping our nation s schools competitive in our fast-changing world.

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The Good and Beautiful Life

James Bryan Smith, James Bryan Smith
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James Bryan Smith, James Bryan Smith

THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE is the second book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms 'a curriculum for Christlikeness'.THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE introduces the reader to the kingdom of God and focuses on our inward character, dealing specifically with some of the most problematic vices: anger, lust, lying, worry, judging others and so on. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this book looks at the narratives behind these character flaws and replaces them with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.Each chapter includes a 'soul-training' exercise to help embed Jesus' narratives into our minds, bodies and souls, along with questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.

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The Jesus Way

Eugene Peterson
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Eugene Peterson
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The Good and Beautiful Community

James Bryan Smith, James Bryan Smith
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James Bryan Smith, James Bryan Smith
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The Good and Beautiful God

James Bryan Smith, James Bryan Smith
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James Bryan Smith, James Bryan Smith
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Practise Resurrection

Eugene Peterson
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Eugene Peterson
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Longing For God

Richard Foster, Gayle Beebe
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Richard Foster, Gayle Beebe

LONGING FOR GOD is a new book from Richard Foster, author of LIFE WITH GOD, CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE and PRAYER, written with Gayle Beebe.Over the centuries, people have become alive to the presence of God in various different ways. This book identifies seven primary paths of devotion to God that draw from the great saints of the Church, and provides a history and practice of Christian spirituality that is available to all believers who long to enter into a conversational and redemptive life with God.LONGING FOR GOD blends a reading of the core texts of the Christian faith with 'reflecting and responding' sections that help the reader to use the various texts on their own spiritual journey. Each chapter explores a particular path towards God embodied by various classic spiritual writers, illuminating our understanding of the Christian life.Written in an inviting, interactive style, LONGING FOR GOD examines such themes as the spiritual life as journey; the imitation of Christ; action and contemplation - all of which can draw us closer to the presence of God.

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Prayer

Richard Foster
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Richard Foster
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Celebration of Discipline

Richard Foster
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Richard Foster

Arguably the most established contemporary spiritual classic by our most profound living religious writer. This timeless classic has helped well over a million people discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace and a deeper understanding of God.The book explores the 'classic disciplines' of Christian faith: the inward disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study; the outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission and service and the corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance and celebration.

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Listening To God

Joyce Huggett
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Joyce Huggett

When we seek his voice, God is far from silent.In this profound spiritual testimony, Joyce Huggett draws on many years' experience of prayerfully listening to God to offer practical guidance and advice for anyone seeking a new dimension of prayer.Offering encouragement to start out on the journey, she tackles common difficulties honestly, and points towards a thrilling new relationship with God.This book, described as 'a spiritual classic' has over twenty years provided invaluable help to many thousands of people seeking greater depth in their spiritual life. This revised edition contains a new chapter looking at what we can learn from the different streams of Christian spirituality.

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The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook

Art Kleiner, Bryan Smith, Charlotte Roberts, Peter M. Senge, Richard Ross
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Art Kleiner, Bryan Smith, Charlotte Roberts, Peter M. Senge, Richard Ross

This book is for people who want to learn, especially while treading the fertile ground of organizational life. The idea of a learning organization has become increasingly prominent over the last few years. This book's predecessor, The Fifth Discipline, helped give voice to that wave on interest by presenting the conceptual underpinnings of the work of building learning organizations. Since its publication in 1990, Peter Senge et al. have talked to thousands of people who have committed themselves to the idea of building a learning organization. However, many of them are still not certain how to put the concepts into practice, asking questions like 'What do we do Monday morning? How do we navigate past the many barriers and roadblocks to collective learning? How do we discover exactly what kind of learning organization we wish to create? How do we get started?' No one person has THE answers to these questions, but there are answers. It is time for a 'fieldbook' - a collection of notes, reflections and exercised 'from the field'. This volume contains 172 pieces of writing by 67 authors, describing tools and methods, stories and reflections, guiding ideas and exercises and resources which people are using effectively.

Chris Webb

Chris Webb is an Anglican priest, author and speaker passionate about helping people experience a richer walk with God by growing in prayer and the spiritual life. He is author of The Fire of the Word and serves as deputy warden at Launde Abbey and diocesan spirituality adviser to the Diocese of Leicester. Previously, Chris served as president of Renovaré USA and as a faculty member of the Renovaré Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation. He has ministered in a wide variety of churches, including Welsh parishes in urban and rural settings, and a church for the homeless. Chris lives in Leicestershire with his wife and four children.

Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson was a pastor, author, scholar and poet. He grew up in Montana and earned his B.A. in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, his S.T.B. from New York Theological Seminary, and his M.A. in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He served as a pastor for 29 years and then became Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, retiring in 2006.Eugene Peterson is perhaps best known for his book THE MESSAGE: THE BIBLE IN CONTEMPORARY LANGUAGE and is also known for his involvement in the Renovaré spiritual formation movement. The books in his spiritual theology series, including THE JESUS WAY and PRACTISE RESURRECTION, are widely acclaimed.After retiring from full-time teaching, Eugene and his wife Jan lived in the Big Sky Country of rural Montana. Eugene Peterson died in October 2018.