Introduction to Spirituality: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Faithfulness

Introduction to Spirituality: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Faithfulness

Introduction to Spirituality: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Faithfulness

Introduction to Spirituality: Cultivating a Lifestyle of Faithfulness


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This introduction explores Christian spirituality as a pursuit of the global church today. It encourages students to adopt a lifestyle spirituality, which involves relational intimacy with the triune God.

Gary Tyra is well known for his work in the field of Christian spirituality and has years of experience in the classroom and in the church. In this book, Tyra encourages us to adopt a Pauline lifestyle spirituality, whereby we keep in step with the Holy Spirit so that we might experience an ongoing mentoring relationship with the Son in order to faithfully and fruitfully engage in the mission of the Father. Keeping in step with the spirit unfolds in a "lifestyle spirituality," a collection of convictions, commitments, and customs that constitute the disciple's lifelong journey with the triune God.

This book is part of a new series that reflects the changing face of global Christianity. Series volumes are written by leading Pentecostal/Charismatic scholars who highlight themes of interest to Pentecostal/Charismatic students; however, the books are respectful, appreciative, and inclusive of a variety of church families and traditions. Series editors are Jerry Ireland, Paul W. Lewis, and Frank D. Macchia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540965226
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/20/2023
Series: Foundations for Spirit-Filled Christianity
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 933,897
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gary Tyra (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical and practical theology at Vanguard University of Southern California. An ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, he has served as the senior pastor for three churches over a twenty-seven-year period. Tyra now devotes his time to teaching, writing, and speaking. His books include Pursuing Moral Faithfulness: Ethics and Christian Discipleship and The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness. He lives in Yorba Linda, California.

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Part 1: The Convictions (Root) of a Christian Lifestyle Spirituality
1. The Trinitarian Realism That Underwrites a Lifestyle Spirituality
2. Getting There from Here: Paul's "I-Thou" Spirituality
Part 2: The Commitments (Shoot) of a Christian Lifestyle Spirituality
3. Keeping in Step with the Spirit: Merely Nice or Utterly Necessary?
4. An Ongoing Mentoring Relationship with Jesus? Yes Please!
5. A Missional Faithfulness and Spirituality: You Gotta Commit!
Part 3: The Customs (Fruit) of a Christian Lifestyle Spirituality
6. Really Praying without Ceasing: Who Knew?
7. Taking Abiding in Christ to the Next Level
8. Completing the Circuit: Forging a Missional Spirituality
9. All the Spiritual Disciplines: Not Just Any Engagement Will Do!
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