Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered: Growing in Christ through Community available in Paperback
The yearning and restlessness of our souls drive us toward God. This hunger and homesickness is the beginning of spiritual formation, according to James C. Wilhoit. In Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered, Wilhoit takes a unique approach to the topic. Whereas most books focus on the individual's spiritual transformation, this one intentionally concentrates on how the local church itself is the seedbed of spiritual growth and how the process is a community effort. This book's short chapters, sidebar material, and concluding prayers fit well with readers' busy lives without sacrificing quality and depth of content.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)|
About the Author
James C. Wilhoit (PhD, Northwestern University) is the Scripture Press Professor of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College, where he has taught for more than twenty years. His previous publications include The Christian Educator's Handbook on Spiritual Formation.
Table of Contents
1. Formation through the Ordinary
2. Curriculum for Christlikeness
3. Formation by Grace for the Broken and Thirsty
4. To Foster Receiving in Community
5. Foundations of Remembering: Letting the Cross Grow Larger
6. To Foster Remembering in Community
7. Foundations of Responding: Love and Service to God and Others.
8. To Foster Responding in Community
9. Foundations of Relating: Spiritually Enriching Relationships of Love and Service
10. To Foster Relating in Community
Appendix: Assessment Questions