Spiritual Intelligence: Discover Your SQ. Deepen Your Faith.

Spiritual Intelligence: Discover Your SQ. Deepen Your Faith.

by Alan E. Nelson

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Overview

Western culture has long prized the Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as a benchmark of a person's mental abilities. And since the mid-nineties we have known of other forms of intelligence such as emotional and social. Now, prolific author, former pastor, and leadership development specialist Alan E. Nelson introduces "spiritual intelligence"--a person's ability to assimilate faith into everyday life.
Churches and individuals are coming to the conclusion that far too many people are active in church their entire lives but never mature, going directly from Pampers to Depends. How can this be? In Spiritual Intelligence, Nelson will help readers take charge of their spiritual growth by helping them incorporate methods Jesus used in teaching his disciples. Readers will assess their own spiritual maturity and learn what steps to take next in their journey of discipleship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441207586
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 706 KB

About the Author

Alan E. Nelson (EdD) is a leadership development specialist. He was a pastor for more than 20 years and is the author of fourteen books on personal growth and leadership. He is the founder/CEO of KidLead, an organization dedicated to training effective, ethical leaders.
Alan E. Nelson (EdD) is a leadership development specialist. He was a pastor for more than 20 years and is the author of fourteen books on personal growth and leadership. He is the founder/CEO of KidLead, an organization dedicated to training effective, ethical leaders.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Foreword Les Parrott 11

Introduction: From Pampers to Depends 15

Section I A Spiritual Journey

1 It's Your Soul: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Spiritual Growth 23

2 Soul Cartography: Assessing Your Journey toward Spiritual Intelligence 33

3 Jesus's Soul Growth Method: Why Most Spiritual Activities Don't Get Us Where We Want to Go 51

4 The Travel Team: Tapping the Power of a Spiritual Journey Group and Enjoying It 63

5 Directions: GPS for the Soul 87

6 Experiencing the Trip: Activating Your Passion and Knowledge 107

7 The Path Finder: Increasing Your Rate of Growth and Avoiding Plateaus 125

Section II Planning Your Trip

8 Reading the Odometer: Measuring Your Progress While Avoiding Legalism 143

9 Roadblocks and Detours: How to Stay Out of the Ditch 151

10 Makes and Models: Determining Your Soul Type 163

11 Enjoying the Journey: Spiritual Intelligence Is Wings Not Weights 177

12 Are "We There Yet? Recognizing the Destination of Spiritual Intelligence 191

Appendix A The Journey: A Spiritual Health Assessment and Development Plan 201

Appendix B The SI Church 215

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deusvitae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A fantastic discussion regarding developing spiritual maturity. The author takes the lead of the "Emotional Intelligence" concept and applies it to Christianity and "spiritual intelligence," attempting to ascertain why it is that there are many people in church and yet not a lot of spiritual maturity.He speaks of different elements that make up spiritual intelligence, or SI-- knowledge, behavior, attitude, and relationships, and provides assessment tools for people to consider where they have been, where they are, and where they should go relative to SI. He then spends much of his time considering what he has found to be the critical elements in SI growth, following the methodology of Jesus-- a small group, obtaining direction from God, active faith, and following and then being a spiritual coach or director. He addresses some challenges in growth and describes different types of believers and their particular SI strengths and weaknesses. If you're willing to be challenged to greater spiritual growth and to break out of the knowledge-only paradigm, this book is a must-read.