Down-To-Earth Spirituality

Down-To-Earth Spirituality

by R. Paul Stevens, Charles Ringma
     
 

True spirituality is down-to-earth, everyday life. Stevens says we encounter God in the ordinary, common stuff of life, not just in devotional times or church on Sundays. The author examines the Genesis account of Jacob and uncovers how ordinary moments are made extraordinary, transformed by the presence of God in the midst of the mundane.  See more details below

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True spirituality is down-to-earth, everyday life. Stevens says we encounter God in the ordinary, common stuff of life, not just in devotional times or church on Sundays. The author examines the Genesis account of Jacob and uncovers how ordinary moments are made extraordinary, transformed by the presence of God in the midst of the mundane.

Editorial Reviews

Brian Morgan
"Paul Stevens's passion for the wounded patriarch Jacob has found its full expression in this, his latest work, Down-to-Earth Spirituality. Stevens's unique approach of blending theological themes with the narrative story gives the book a heightened relevance for the modern reader. After decades of study and reflection, Paul gives us the fruit not just of Jacob's journey but, as a patriarch in his own right, of reflections from a lifetime of wisdom. Thus he is able to speak with authority regarding all the "earthly" contexts where God shapes the human soul. Who cannot identify with Jacob's longing to see God's face in dysfunctional families, oppressive work environments and in marriages where love has grown cold? I found Paul's book so valuable that it became my primary tool to train lay missionaries who will be teaching Jacob's story in Romania."
J. I. Packer
"A thought-provoking, heart-searching excavation in the rich narrative mine of the second half of Genesis. The family focus and the corrective and directive wisdom are brought out most strikingly."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830823833
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
01/13/2003
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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Brian Morgan
"Paul Stevens's passion for the wounded patriarch Jacob has found its full expression in this, his latest work, Down-to-Earth Spirituality. Stevens's unique approach of blending theological themes with the narrative story gives the book a heightened relevance for the modern reader. After decades of study and reflection, Paul gives us the fruit not just of Jacob's journey but, as a patriarch in his own right, of reflections from a lifetime of wisdom. Thus he is able to speak with authority regarding all the "earthly" contexts where God shapes the human soul. Who cannot identify with Jacob's longing to see God's face in dysfunctional families, oppressive work environments and in marriages where love has grown cold? I found Paul's book so valuable that it became my primary tool to train lay missionaries who will be teaching Jacob's story in Romania."
Brian Morgan, pastor, Peninsula Bible Church, Cupertino, California
J. I. Packer
"A thought-provoking, heart-searching excavation in the rich narrative mine of the second half of Genesis. The family focus and the corrective and directive wisdom are brought out most strikingly."
J. I. Packer, Board of Governors Professor of Theology, Regent College

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Meet the Author

R. Paul Stevens is professor emeritus of marketplace theology and leadership at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, and a marketplace ministry mentor. He has worked as a carpenter and businessman, and served as the pastor of an inner-city church in Montreal. He has written many books and Bible studies, including Doing God's Business, Work Matters, Marriage Spirituality, The Other Six Days and Spiritual Gifts. He is coauthor (with Pete Hammond and Todd Svanoe) of The Marketplace Annotated Bibliography.

Ringma (Ph.D., University of Queensland) is professor of missions and evangelism at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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