On a Quest for Christ: Tracing the Footsteps of Your Spiritual Journey

On a Quest for Christ: Tracing the Footsteps of Your Spiritual Journey

by Lisa Are Wulf

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On a Quest for Christ: Tracing the Footsteps of Your Spiritual Journey 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Nicnac63 More than 1 year ago
I am impressed with the meaningful devotions and inspiring questions this book presents. I have shelves and shelves of non-fiction spiritual books, and most of them, to be honest, are somewhat disappointing. Either they don’t draw me in and keep my interest, or fail to inspire me to truly change or grow. On a Quest for Christ does all of these things. I can’t tell you how powerful this little book is. The short stories are easy to read and relate to. Each story is followed by words of encouragement, reflection, and prayer, as well as thought provoking questions (with space provided to record your answers and thoughts.) These sections help to put things into perspective for your particular outlook, experience, or quest. Overall, this book encourages us on our spiritual journey. More often than not we come upon bumps in the road that slow us down or change our direction, and these meaningful devotions keep us moving forward. Whether in a group setting or alone, this is a wonderful way to worship and promote spiritual growth. This is my kind of devotional; succinct, meaningful, and powerful! Author: Lisa Aré Wulf Publisher: Spiritual Formation House Pages: 168 Opening Line (first devotion): Every day of your life, whether you know it or not, you are on an epic journey. I received a complimentary copy of this book from The CWA Review Crew and was under no obligation to post a positive review. Opinions expressed are completely my own. #cwareviewcrew
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
On a Quest for Christ: tracing the footsteps of your spiritual journey, is a works which does just as it states - traces footsteps of one's personal journey. This is more than simply a book. The author has presented this self-help book in story form then developed it into a personal history and self evaluation documentation. The author gives examples and thoughts, then makes it very easy for the reader to develop his/her own story and experiences. At the end of each chapter, there are specific thought questions with a space to write in one's own answers. The author then assists the reader in discovering if these answers has helped bring him/her closer to God or perhaps created a greater distance from Him. The Story begins at birth, suggesting what possibilities can occur simply through the birth process then allows the reader to ponder this and draw his/her own conclusions. The author continues on the "path of life", pinpointing steps of experiences, emotions, and actions which can affect us in various ways enhancing or impeding development and progress. This book can be used as a guide but I strongly recommend it to be used individually as a personal workbook/journal. The questions are simple and to the point. There are many questions which totally stimulates the cognitive recollections and possibly increase memory capacity. The book ends, leaving one with a profound feeling of accomplishment, plus, a realization of the ongoing hills and valleys that are just LIFE. Whether or not the reader uses this as a measurement as to his/her relationship with God, is immaterial. It is an ideal means of journal keeping and self-evaluation. A book that posterity would cherish if the blanks were filled in. I was so impressed with the format and content and uniqueness of this book, I simply had to review it giving a Five Stars rating for this book. This book was generously given me in exchange for an honest review of which I have done.
SimplyMeVH More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered why you were created? Ever searched for a deeper meaning to your life? Have you wanted to see God's direction for your life? Then "On a Quest for Christ, tracing the footsteps of your spiritual journey" by Lisa Are Wulf is for you. Throughout this 30 day devotional you will chart your own journey as you answer questions about your life, meditate on Scripture and write your own personal prayers. Lisa also shares snapshots from her own life experiences. I have two favorite parts of this book: The important message Lisa shares: We are all created for a unique purpose and only we can fulfill that purpose. That Lisa shared Augustine's words from 1600 years ago: "God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you." Augustine believed there is a God-shaped hole in every person, and we won't be happy until it's filled. That was a theme of a retreat I attended five years ago and it has stuck with me. I loved being reminded of that once again in Lisa's book. I recommend this book for anyone who is searching to fill that God-shaped hole, for anyone who needs the reminder that God created you for a special purpose and as a way to reflect on where you have been and where you are now - it's important to have a written record of your journey.
villageanne More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading “On a Quest for Christ, tracing the footsteps of your Spiritual journey” by Lisa Are Wulf . I have mixed emotions when it comes to this book. The concept of a book with added pages for personal journal writing appealed to me but the chapters or discussions were not as in depth as I would have liked. Each chapter or discussion study was approximately 4 pages long. Each chapter started out with a scripture, then a couple paragraph story. The author then adds her story and questions for the reader to add their own story or thoughts. For someone who does not want to spend a lot of time in daily devotion, this would be great. For someone who just wants a quick pick-me up, this book would be great but to the reader who wants an in-depth study guide to document their spiritual journey, this book will not give them the motivation they require. However, it is a great starting point. “On a quest for Christ” is a 30 day devotional that helps the reader to trace their steps from the first to the last of this journey. The added pages in the book are used to keep a personal journal. They have questions to help the reader ponder the scriptures and their own feelings on them. I really liked the authors style but would have liked to have seen more detail go into each devotional. For me personally, I want a more in-depth study guide. I want to go deep into the scriptures. I do however love how the author uses modern day stories and issues to bring the scripture verse to life for the reader. As a result of all the reasons listed above, I will give separate ratings. I will explain my reason for each. For the “pick me-up” reader, I rate this book a 5 star For the “Don’t have time to study” reader, I rate this book a 5 star For the “I want to feel Spiritual” reader, I rate this book a 3 star I do recommend this book for a great way to end the day. It would be great to keep on the night stand. Just remember to add a pen close by as well so you can write down your thoughts. I think it would be perfect for teenagers who are just starting their journey with Jesus as a more active role in their lives. I personally like a more in-depth study of the scriptures and I keep a journal with my thoughts so this book would not be one I would purchase for myself but would purchase for some of my friends. It would be a great introduction book for a person who is searching for meaning in their life. Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review. This fact has no bearing what-so-ever in the outcome of my review. I give honest reviews.
MiamiKel More than 1 year ago
On a Quest for Christ: tracing the footsteps of your spiritual journey is a simple yet comforting journal book.  It opens with the refreshing statement of what a quest is: “a journey towards a worthy goal, the seeking of a noble end.”  For each of us, that quest means a different journey ~ one that may be easy or hard, laden with guilt, burdens, fear or maybe one filled with hope and wonder or anywhere in between.  With a pencil in hand and an open mind and heart, this devotional sure gives you a beautiful opportunity to find where you are at! This book is divided into 30 mini chapters which are short and do-able.  Each chapter contains 5 great components: 1. Relevant scripture 2. Opening thoughts,  3. Lisa Are’ Wulf’s personal shared words 4. Your Story – a reflective journaling area with questions to inspire thought 5. Closing prayer Lisa Are’ Wulf’s devotional book is pure delight.  It’s a light and refreshing read.  I enjoyed going outside the box and applying the questions to my own walk of faith.  As we walk in the journey of faith, we always hope that we are moving forward and with each step, gain more knowledge and life experience.  And guess what?  Jesus is right there all along to help you do just thatDisclaimer: I received a free copy of this book product to review.   I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.   The opinions I have expressed are my own.   I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.   I am part of The CWA Review Crew.!
JackREastJr More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a delight to read.  I felt a close connection with the author as she traces the footsteps of her spiritual journey. Many of us have experienced the same difficulties on our own spiritual journey.  She gives helpful Scripture, meditation thoughts, and prayers to guide us on our journey. I especially enjoyed the two closing chapters.  In chapter 28 she writes  "Up to this point, your memory and imagination have been sparked by similarities to the events in my life. But each of us travels a different path. Your story has twists and turns which are uniquely personal and profoundly shape your spiritual life. It’s time for your one-of-a-kind story to emerge." In chapter 30 she writes "God isn’t finished with us yet. Not even close! He has brought us this far, and there is still a long way to go. We may think our days haven’t counted for much up to this point. Perhaps we’ve seen more than our fair share of heartache and despair. Or maybe we feel positive and optimistic about our lives and we’re looking ahead with anticipation to see where God will lead us. Either way, it’s time to move forward. I hope you find the book to be a source of information and inspiration on your own spiritual journey. Jack R East Jr.
janplus More than 1 year ago
This book has qualities that will appeal to a person wondering about the Author of the universe, as well as being attractive to someone wanting to ponder and document his or her personal walk with Christ. For me, reading through the chapters and recalling pivotal experiences in my faith journey, I became ever more grateful for the care of my faithful Shepherd. I appreciated the author's respectful questions, carefully crafted to promote thinking in seekers and persons who grew up in the faith, alike. Lisa Are' Wulf's personal journey to faith in Christ is simply remarkable in itself. With grace, she shares her own experiences, personal healing, and growth. Finally, I appreciated the intelligent and beautiful writing, qualities that are sure to be appreciated by readers of this book.