Soul Feast, Newly Revised Edition: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life

Soul Feast, Newly Revised Edition: An Invitation to the Christian Spiritual Life

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ISBN-13: 9780664239244
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 151,480
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marjorie J. Thompson is author of Forgiveness: A Lenten Study. A Presbyterian pastor, she spent thirteen years as Director of Congregational Spirituality with Upper Room Ministries. She currently does freelance work in retreat leadership, teaching, and writing.

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What I have observed over the past twenty years has increased my sense of urgency about the need for spiritual practice among us. If we do not learn to honor and strengthen the inner life of spirit, all the external changes in the world cannot save us. New laws, regulations, and technological fixes are all susceptible to human corruption and self-interest. If we do not know ourselves as beings created to reflect the divine image, we will lose the immense opportunity for transformation God has offered us in the gift of life itself. And if the love of God embodied in Christ cannot turn us, how shall we be turned? —from the Introduction

Table of Contents

1. Hunger and Thirst for the Spirit: The Spiritual Yearning of Our Time

2. Chewing the Bread of the Word: The Nature and Practice of Spiritual Reading

3. Communication and Communion with God: Approaches to Prayer

4. Gathered in the Spirit: Our Common Worship

5. Reclaiming Sabbath Time: The Sacred Art of Ceasing

6. The Practice of Self-Emptying: Rediscovering the Fast

7. Of Conscience and Consciousness: Self-Examination, Confession, and Awareness

8. Companions on the Journey: The Gift of Spiritual Direction

9. Entertaining Angels Unawares: The Spirit of Hospitality

10. Putting It All Together: Developing a Rule of Life

11. Group Study Guide

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This book teaches people how to grow in their spiritual lives.