Spiritual Formation for Pastors: Feeding the Fire Within

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Spiritual Formation for Pastors takes pastors on a journey. First, author Michael Gemignani explores "The Look of a Sound Spirituality" and then he provides a map to help pastors navigate "The Road to a Sound Spirituality." Along that road are the guideposts of classic spiritual disciplines such as contemplative prayer, meditation, and Bible study. And, Gemignani urges pastors to find companions for the journey, spiritual directors who will assist them in striving for the higher levels of maturity essential to ...
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Overview

Spiritual Formation for Pastors takes pastors on a journey. First, author Michael Gemignani explores "The Look of a Sound Spirituality" and then he provides a map to help pastors navigate "The Road to a Sound Spirituality." Along that road are the guideposts of classic spiritual disciplines such as contemplative prayer, meditation, and Bible study. And, Gemignani urges pastors to find companions for the journey, spiritual directors who will assist them in striving for the higher levels of maturity essential to those who are called to Christian leadership.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817014322
  • Publisher: Judson Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Section 1 The look of a sound spirituality 1
1 The Need for a Sound Spiritual Foundation 5
2 Spirituality in General 14
3 Spirituality and Clergy 22
4 A Personal Spirituality for Clergy 32
5 Good Fruits and Warning Signs 36
Section 2 The road to a sound spirituality 47
6 Spiritual Formation 49
7 Meditation 59
8 Contemplative Prayer (Part 1) 70
9 Contemplative Prayer (Part 2) 80
10 Spiritual Direction 88
11 Aids to Clergy Spirituality 103
12 Special Clergy Spiritual Issues 114
Select Bibliography 129
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