Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way [NOOK Book]

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Ancient Paths offers personal and practical insights into "The Rule of St. Benedict", an ancient guidebook for Christian formation in community. Drawing upon centuries of Benedictine spirituality and monastic spiritual practices, Ancient Paths presents a five-fold approach to spiritual formation in community. While Benedict wrote his guidebook for monks living in the early sixth century, Ancient Paths presents Benedict's perspectives and ...
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Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formation the Benedictine Way

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Overview

Ancient Paths offers personal and practical insights into "The Rule of St. Benedict", an ancient guidebook for Christian formation in community. Drawing upon centuries of Benedictine spirituality and monastic spiritual practices, Ancient Paths presents a five-fold approach to spiritual formation in community. While Benedict wrote his guidebook for monks living in the early sixth century, Ancient Paths presents Benedict's perspectives and principles as a rich source of wisdom and practical guidance for Christian formation today.

Ancient Paths is a field-tested guidebook, showing how this way of life has been lived by monastics day by day over the past fifteen centuries. Through biblical principles and practical applications for Christian formation today, readers will discover ancient, but new ways of living their faith together with others. This book also provides guidance for pastors, priests, and lay-leaders in the local congregation for helping to grow a community of faith in the ancient way of Christ. A twelve-week study guide is also provided for individuals, home groups, house churches and small group leaders.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557258304
  • Publisher: Paraclete Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 744,585
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Robinson (M.Div. 1984, Fuller Seminary; D.Min. 2009, Fuller Seminary), has served as pastor in Cannon Beach, Oregon since 1993, and celebrates 25 years of pastoral ministry. He has two other books on Benedictine spirituality for families, include “The Busy Family’s Guide to Spirituality” (Crossroad, 2009), and “The Christian Family Toolbox” (Crossroad, 2001). Robinson became a Benedictine Oblate with Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon in 2006, is married and enjoys three grown sons and two daughters-in-love.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introdution: Which Way Will We Go? xi

Part 1 Ancient Perspectives on Christian Formation

1 How Benedict Transformed the World 3

2 Benedictine Essentials for The Journey 18

3 The Path of Communal Prayer 41

4 The Path of Spiritual Guidance 56

5 The Path of Ordinary Spirituality 76

6 The Path of Lectio Divina 92

7 The Path of Hospitality 109

Part 2 Christian Formation As a Way of Life Together

8 How Benedict Is Still Transforming the World 129

9 Five Case Studies of Christian Formation 152

10 A Guide for Christian Formation in a Local Church 172

l1 User's Guide to Going on a Monastic Retreat 182

12 A Year of Tools for Christian Formation 198

Afterword: Guidance on Ancient Paths 204

Acknowledgments 209

Appendix: Twelve-Week Study Guide for Ancient Paths 211

Notes 221

Selected Bibliography 231

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