Spiritual Disciplines Devotional: A Year of Readings by Valerie E. Hess
Have you been longing to learn more about spiritual disciplines but haven't known where to start?
Through brief daily readings and simple ideas on spiritual practices, this book introduces the core disciplines of the Christian faith. Rather than being another burden to an already full schedule, these devotions provide an opportunity to develop holy habits that will lead you into the joyful, rich life God has created us for.
Each month focuses on one of the twelve core disciplines of the Christian life. This will allow you to soak in the rich principles behind each practice in a brief daily format. Within each discipline, there are readings for five days a week (built-in grace!). Each session contains a Bible verse and a short teaching on the discipline. With the introduction to each discipline, there is an array of practical application ideas that you can incorporate into your week.
By devoting just ten minutes a day to reading and practice, you can set yourself on a journey of lifetime riches. Make this the year you discover the disciplines.
Valerie E. Hess is a pastor's wife, mother, teacher, retreat speaker and musician. She received her master's in church music from Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. She is currently the coordinator of music ministries for Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder, Colorado.
Valerie is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Leadership program at Spring Arbor University. She is part of the Renovaré Partners in Renewal group and led a workshop at the 2005 Renovaré International Conference. She is the coauthor of Habits of a Child's Heart (NavPress, 2004).
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction Discipline of Meditation Discipline of Prayer Discipline of Fasting Discipline of Study Discipline of Simplicity Discipline of Solitude Discipline of Submission Discipline of Service Discipline of Confession Discipline of Worship Discipline of Guidance Discipline of Celebration Some Final Thoughts Suggested Resources