Speaking Of God / Edition 1

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Overview

Many mainline churches today have members (both laity and clergy) who find it a problem to speak face-to-face about God. This creative book offers a theological foundation, practical suggestions, and a positive model for sharing faith. Ben Campbell Johnson combines evangelism and spiritual guidance in order to provide a fresh image and a new style of faith sharing. He gives a model of spiritual direction that offers a positive, attractive way of doing face-to-face evangelical work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664252007
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 10/19/1991
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Ben Campbell Johnson is Professor Emeritus of Christian Spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of a number of books, including Discerning God's Will and Speaking of God, both published by WJK.
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Table of Contents

Preface 9
Chapter 1 God-Speech: A Crisis in Evangelism 11
Chapter 2 The Spiritual Guide Through the Ages 31
Chapter 3 The Theological Structure of Spiritual Guidance 48
Chapter 4 The Style of the Spiritual Guide 65
Chapter 5 A Closer Look at the Person 83
Chapter 6 A Faith-Awareness Spectrum 100
Chapter 7 The Role of Discernment 117
Chapter 8 Making the Connection 134
Chapter 9 Person, Process, and Pitfalls 152
Chapter 10 Toward a Reformed Church 168
Notes 183
Bibliography 187
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