A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls

A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation: How Scripture, Spirit, Community, and Mission Shape Our Souls

by Evan B. Howard


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Evan Howard, a noted authority on Christian spirituality, provides a holistic, accessible, and informed introduction to Christian spiritual formation written from a broadly evangelical perspective. Howard joins Scripture with themes of community, spirit, formation, and mission in a single integrative guide. The book includes helpful features such as figures, charts, chapter overviews, and formation-focused questions. Its evangelical-ecumenical and global perspectives will appeal to a wide audience. Resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801097805
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,235,522
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Evan B. Howard (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) founded and directs Spirituality Shoppe: An Evangelical Center for the Study of Christian Spirituality. He is affiliate associate professor of Christian spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary, leads workshops and seminars on Christian spirituality worldwide, and has authored several books. Howard lives in Montrose, Colorado.

Table of Contents


Part One: The Basics
1. Christian Spiritual Formation
2. The Story of Christian Spiritual Formation
Part Two: The Elements
3. The Fullness and Aims of Christian Spiritual Formation
4. The Contexts and Agents of Christian Spiritual Formation
5. The Process of Transformation and the Task of Formation
6. The Means of Christian Spiritual Formation
Part Three: The Practice
7. Formed into Prayer
8. Formed Together
9. Formed in Thinking, Feeling, and Acting
10. Formed into Mission
11. Discerning Formation
Part Four: The Ministry
12. The Ministry of Christian Spiritual Formation
Epilogue: My Personal History of Spiritual Formation

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