Spirituality of Gratitude: The Unexpected Blessings of Thankfulness

Spirituality of Gratitude: The Unexpected Blessings of Thankfulness

by Joshua Choonmin Kang

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Spirituality of Gratitude: The Unexpected Blessings of Thankfulness by Joshua Choonmin Kang

2015 Readers' Choice Award Winner

"Deep gratitude springs up from within," writes pastor and bestselling Korean author Joshua Choonmin Kang. "To become truly grateful is incredibly difficult, but the difficulty of the process makes the results all the more lovely."

God invites us to enter into this world of thankfulness at every moment in our lives, even in the hard times—perhaps especially then. Pastor Kang continues: "Gratitude heals us and holds us, tethering us to one another, offering us joy and strength."

As with Deep-Rooted in Christ, this book has fifty-two short chapters that can be read in weekly sabbath reflection or daily devotional use. So come and discover a spirituality of gratitude.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830846030
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 07/05/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 815,664
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joshua Choonmin Kang (ThM, Talbot School of Theology; MDiv, Azusa Pacific University) is founding pastor of New Life Vision Church in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California. He is a speaker and has written books such as Deep-Rooted in Christ and Scripture by Heart. Kang is also the author of thirty books in Korean, including God's Grace That Turns the Life Around, with over 1.5 million copies in print.

Table of Contents

1. An Invitation to the Spirituality of GratitudePart I: A Source of Grace
2. The Grace of Endurance
3. The Grace of Descending
4. The Grace of Isolation
5. Grace at Our Lowest PlacePart II: What We Are Grateful For
6. Brokenness
7. Thorns
8. Vulnerability
9. Making Space for Miracles
10. Deficiency
11. Emptying Ourselves
12. Seeing the Good
13. SlownessPart III: The Power of Gratitude
14. Learning to See the Small Things
15. Softening Hearts
16. Hope for the Hopeless
17. Tasting the Bitter and the Sweet
18. The Opportunity to Learn
19. The Gift of Time
20. The Shadow of God's Hand
21. The Grace to Restart
22. Take Care of the Roots
23. Shaping Our RelationshipsPart IV: The Spiritual Gifts of Gratitude
24. The Wisdom of Letting Go
25. Solitude
26. Encouragement
27. Rebuilding Broken Bridges
28. The Power of Expression
29. Creative Responsiveness
30. Obstacles
31. Transforming the Mundane
32. Humility: The Root of GratitudePart V: The Path to Gratitude
33. The Key of Prayer
34. The Gift Hidden in Difficulties
35. The Love of the Cross
36. The Cross and the Resurrection
37. Beauty
38. The Love of Parents
39. Mystery
40. Good Books
41. An Art of Life
42. The Joy of Playing
43. Strange Places
44. Silence
45. A Holy Touch
46. Contentment
47. Tears
48. The Comma
49. Holy Darkness
50. Holy Curiosity
51. A Quiet Spirit
52. The Glory of God
Acknowledgments

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