Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World

Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World

by Markene Meyer


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Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World.

For many of us, life feels more chaotic than intentional, more frustrating than fulfilling, more exhausting than life-giving, or a crazy quilt of all of the above. We're harried and hurried and hungry for more.

Jesus sees our soul-weariness and invites us to a different way of life-a way to thrive.

In Thrive, Meyer leads us along ancient paths to discover rhythms, practices, and relationships which help us thrive today. With wisdom from the monastic Rule of St. Benedict lighting your way, in each chapter you'll consider your own way of life: your values and priorities, gifts and abilities, dreams and longings, your relationship with Christ and one another.

Thrive guides you in writing a simple rule of life, a gentle guideline expressing your desires and intentions as Christ's followers. A rule of life is not about keeping rules, but keeping relationship-a life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ. Thrive will help you answer the question, what kind of life does Christ invite me to live?


"Many believers today long for a return to the faith practices of our spiritual ancestors. These pilgrims rank "tested" over "trendy," "time-worn" over "hip," and "liturgical" over "entertaining." In this, her concise guide through the ancient paths, Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World, spiritual director Markene Meyer gently re-introduces sojourners to the ways our elders knew. Highly recommended." Sandra Glahn, seminary professor and author of the Coffee Cup Bible Study series

"In our fast-paced society that is increasingly hostile to Christianity, how can the believer consistently notice and thrive in Christ's presence? In Thrive, Markene Meyer beautifully describes ancient, timeless spiritual disciplines and walks the believer through life-giving practices that can help us live free from the tyranny of modern culture." Penna Dexter, Co-host, Point of View Radio Show

"I strongly endorse Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World by Markene Meyer. In this innovative work, Meyer suggests adopting a rule of life, which can help govern our busy habits in these high-tech times. The applications are based upon practices deeply rooted in church history. This book should be read with a cup of coffee in one hand . . . and a highlighter in the other. The penetrating questions truly made me think and forced me to examine my own patterns and natural reflexes. I want to live in a life-giving way and I know Meyer's scholarship will help me see the path." Dr. Paul Pettit, Professor of Pastoral Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary

"I always like a book that makes me think. But I love a book that invites me on a personal journey of discovery and spiritual growth. Thrive: Life-Giving Disciplines for a Chaotic World is such a book. Markene Meyer deftly crafts an experience that encourages readers to engage in spiritual practices that have stood the test of time while considering how their culture affects their current lifestyle. Throughout the exercises and group encounters, participants are led to thoughtfully consider and embrace those activities which enliven their relationship with God and nurture a life of love." - Debbie Swindoll, Executive Director of Grafted Life Ministries

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943004683
Publisher: Authenticity Book House
Publication date: 02/18/2016
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

The Rev. Markene Meyer, an ordained minister in the Anglican Church in North America, enjoys helping people thrive in relationship with Christ and discover a more life-giving way. A spiritual formation writer and spiritual director, Markene contributed to the Spiritual Formation curriculum at Dallas Theological Seminary, where she formerly served as Associate Director of Spiritual Formation. Markene holds a doctor of ministry degree in spiritual formation. A lifelong Texan, she lives in the Lone Star State with her husband and three children.

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