Leading a Life with God: The Practice of Spiritual Leadership

Overview

“A group of people who pray together can change the world.”

A community's deepening prayer life depends on an effective spiritual leader. Many are willing to assume this role, but some aspiring guides have trouble making the transition from an individual practice to leading a group. Wolpert demonstrates how personal devotion can evolve into leadership practice.

Bestselling spiritual leadership books “provide insights from secular leadership ...
See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (3) from $13.49   
  • New (3) from $13.49   
Leading a Life with God: The Practice of Spiritual Leadership

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$9.99
BN.com price

Overview

“A group of people who pray together can change the world.”

A community's deepening prayer life depends on an effective spiritual leader. Many are willing to assume this role, but some aspiring guides have trouble making the transition from an individual practice to leading a group. Wolpert demonstrates how personal devotion can evolve into leadership practice.

Bestselling spiritual leadership books “provide insights from secular leadership disciplines and then add a paragraph about how these disciplines should be 'led by the Spirit,'” writes Wolpert. “I have yet to find a resource describing in depth how to be led by the spirit. Such is the purpose of this volume.”

Leading a Life with God grew out of Wolpert's previous book, Creating a Life with God, which focuses on different prayer practices and how individuals can integrate them into their personal devotions. Like his previous title, Leading a Life with God focuses on forms of prayer that offer ways to discern God's calling and introduces you to historical figures who best illuminate each practice. These include:

* the Jesus Prayer
* the examen
* contemplative prayer
* praying the Bible
* praying among nature
* creativity as prayer

Make prayer an effective component of your congregation's spiritual life and ministry. As Wolpert concludes, “The spiritual life is way too precious to keep to ourselves but rather is a banquet to be shared.”

Leading a Life with God contains detailed appendix material, including “A Step-by-Step Guide to the Prayer Practices” and “A Retreat Model.”
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780835810036
  • Publisher: Upper Room Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2006
  • Pages: 187
  • Sales rank: 712,404
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Wolpert worked as a psychologist and spiritual director, a farmer, a teacher and a construction worker before earning his graduate degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary. Over the past 18 years he has taught adults and youth and led retreats in such settings as the Art of Spiritual Direction program at San Francisco Theological Seminary, the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project and Sabbath retreats. Daniel now serves as church pastor in Crookston, Minnesota.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)