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A Renewed Spirituality: Finding Fresh Paths at Midlife

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Midlife brings changes, responsibilities, losses. Meanwhile, in your personal walk with God, things may have become ho-hum. Can God meet you if you take a new and fresh path? He surely can!

Lynne Baab writes, "At midlife one of our tasks is to discover patterns of living that will endure through the second half of our lives and give us pleasure, joy and connection with God in new ways." She introduces us to six time-tested ...

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Overview

Need something new?

Midlife brings changes, responsibilities, losses. Meanwhile, in your personal walk with God, things may have become ho-hum. Can God meet you if you take a new and fresh path? He surely can!

Lynne Baab writes, "At midlife one of our tasks is to discover patterns of living that will endure through the second half of our lives and give us pleasure, joy and connection with God in new ways." She introduces us to six time-tested patterns of spiritual discipline, showing how they may help us combat spiritual restlessness and ennui, helping us find fresh paths for the years ahead. Each chapter ends with thought-provoking questions for reflection, helping you to deepen your understanding of your own needs and what God is calling you to in the days ahead.

In A Renewed Spirituality, you'll read about
Celtic Christian spirituality: God's presence in everyday lifeNature: A gift from God that calls us to worshipSabbath: Learning to Rest in GodBenedictine Spirituality: Worshiping in ordinary lifeFrom Head to Heart: Experiencing God's truth through creativity and beautyContemplative Prayer: Letting God speak through Scripture and silence
Midlife can be an exciting season—a time of discovery and new beginnings. Join Lynne Baab to explore new patterns of prayer and spiritual discipline to foster your continued growth!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830823444
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynne M. Baab is the author of multiple books and Bible studies. A Presbyterian minister, she completed a Ph.D. in communication at the University of Washington in 2007 and moved with her husband to Dunedin, New Zealand, where she is a lecturer in pastoral theology at the University of Otago.

Lynne is the author of eight books, including A Renewed Spirituality, Sabbath Keeping, Fasting, Sabbath, Personality Type in Congregations, Embracing Midlife, Beating Burnout in Congregations, Reaching Out in a Networked World: Expressing Your Congregation's Heart and Soul and Friending. She is also the author of three LifeGuide Bible Studies.

Pippert is an internationally known speaker who regularly lectures on spiritual renewal, evangelism and character formation for church conferences, at schools and colleges and in pastoral training seminars. She has also written several popular books on evangelism and Christian living. Her bestselling book Out of the Saltshaker has sold more than a half-million copies worldwide.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Rebecca Manley Pippert
Preface
Acknowledgements
1. The Losses of Midlife
2. The Discoveries of Midlife
3. Finding God in All of Life: Celtic Christian Spirituality
4. Enjoying God's Word: Worshiping the Creator
5. Resting in God: Sabbath-Keeping
6. Embracing Discipline: Benedictine Spirituality
7. Soul Nurture: Drawing Near to God with the Heart
8. Listening to God: The Contemplative Christian Tradition
9. Another Look at Midlife
Notes
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