Where Your Treasure Is: Psalms that Summon You from Self to Community

This is a bold book. But the book is especially suitable for group study and discussion: what Peterson writes here will serve to stir small groups of Christians to pointed reflection and prayer-action. He offers insightful, self-righteousness, thought-provoking reflections on eleven select psalm-prayers that can help us overcome such things as self-centeredness, self-assertiveness, self-service, self-pity, self-sufficiency, and self-love.

It has to do with changing the life of American society, from the inside out, through "source action" of prayer. Originally published under the title earth and Altar and now being reprinted for wider distribution, Where Your Treasure Is provides solid fare for any thoughtful, concerned Christian. I have chosen eleven psalms that shaped the politics of Israel and can shape the politics of America, and I have taken them seriously.

. I have written to encourage christians to pray them both as children of God with eternal destinies and as American citizens with daily responsibilities in caring for our nation. Peterson is concerned with the "unselfing" of our self-preoccupied, self-bound society through the action of praying together with other believers.

I have written a book for christians, " says Eugene Peterson, "who want to do something about what is wrong with America and want to plunge into the center, not tinker at the edge.

Truly the Community: Romans 12 and How to Be the Church

Through an intensive study of Romans 12, Dawn offers specific guidance for building vital Christian community life. To describe the joyful spirit of Christian community, Dawn uses the word Hilarity, which usually translates as cheerfulness. Similar in style to her popular Keeping the Sabbath Wholly, this book combines the depth of Bible study with the warmth of personal experience.


Listening to the Spirit in the Text

Gathered here are fee's best studies and reflections on the art of attending to the biblical text critically yet with a deep spiritual sensitivity. Listening to the Spirit in the Text is his answer. These insightful chapters cover a wide range of contemporary topics, gender issues, including the relationship between Bible study and spirituality, the believer and possessions, church order and leadership, tongues speaking, worship, and the role of the gospel in our global society.

. For many years gordon fee, one of today's foremost evangelical scholars, has been asked to bring his trusted biblical expertise together with his well-known passion for the gospel and the church.

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Making room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today. Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities -- the Catholic Worker, L'Abri, L'Arche, and others -- this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.


Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy Pentecostal Manifestos PM Book 1

The past several decades have seen a renaissance in Christian philos­ophy, led by the work of Alvin Plantinga, William Alston, Eleonore Stump, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and others. In each case, smith demonstrates how the implicit wisdom of Pentecostal spirituality makes unique contributions to current conversations in Christian philosophy.

. In the spirit of plantinga’s famous manifesto, “Advice to Christian Philosophers, ” James K. A. Smith here offers not only advice to Pentecostal philosophers but also some Pentecostal advice to Christian philosophers. In this inaugural pentecostal manifestos volume Smith begins from the conviction that implicit in Pentecostal and charismatic spirituality is a tacit worldview or “social imaginary.

Thinking in tongues unpacks and articulates the key elements of this Pentecostal worldview and then explores their implications for philosophical reflection on ontology, aesthetics, science, epistemology, language, and philosophy of religion.

The Cost of Moral Leadership: The Spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Burton nelson explore bonhoeffer's spirituality in the context of his life story, his work for social justice, his Christocentric theology, his emphasis on discipleship, his preaching, and his prolific writing. Geffrey Kelly and F. In exploring the spiritual dimensions of dietrich Bonhoeffer's life and writings, this new book not only fills a crucial gap in Bonhoeffer studies but it also brings to the fore those aspects of his thought that can inform and inspire moral leadership today.

The cost of moral leadership probes the spirituality of this modern Christian martyr and shows how his spiritual life formed him into an exceptional moral leader in a period known for grievous immorality.

When the Trees Say Nothing: Writings on Nature

First published in 2003 and now available in paperback to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Thomas Merton's birth, 000 copies and continually inspires readers with its unique collection of Merton's luminous writings on nature, When the Trees Say Nothing has sold more than 60, arranged for reflection and meditation.

Thomas merton was a trappist monk, poet, social commentator, author, and perhaps the most influential and widely published spiritual writer of the twentieth century. In when the trees say nothing, editor kathleen Deignan sheds new light on Merton by focusing on a neglected theme of his writing: the natural world as a manifestation of the divine.

Drawing from merton's voluminous writing on nature, Deignan has thematically assembled a collection of lucid, poetic reflections. Chapters on the four elements, the earth and its creatures, the seasons, moon, and the sun, and stars provide brief passages from his diverse works that reveal the presence of God in creation.


For All God's Worth: True Worship and the Calling of the Church

Wright explores both the meaning and the results of Christian worship. Wright celebrates the greatness and beauty of god as the ground and reason for worship and shows how reflection on who God is leads us to true, heartfelt worship from "worth-ship", as we seek to give God all he's worth. Part 2, "reflecting god's image in the World, " addresses a range of issues that flow from the activity of worship.

Part 1, "the god who is worthy of Praise, " focuses on what worshiping God actually means. T. Since worship can never remain isolated from the task of the church, Wright here explores how true worship leads to the mission of the church in various specific ways. Based firmly on sensitive and creative readings of the biblical text, this book is an inspiring call for renewal in the worship and witness of today's church.

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Subversive Spirituality

Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. Subversive spirituality is a gathering together of articles written by Eugene Peterson over the past twenty-five years. Peterson captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which he is well known. Peterson describes his book this way: "the gathering of articles and essays, poems and conversations, writer, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, and professor.

The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty. I do hope, however, that they will be found to be 'freshly phrased. '". Made up of occasional pieces, poetry, short biblical studies, pastoral readings and interviews, this book reflects on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life.


Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ Eugene Peterson's Five "Conversations" in Spiritual Theology

But, argues eugene peterson, isn’t it obvious that growth in Christ is equally essential? Yet the American church does not treat Christian growth and character formation with equivalent urgency. In practice resurrection peterson brings the voice of scripture — especially Paul’s letter to the Ephesians — and the voice of the contemporary Christian congregation together in understanding what is involved in the practice of becoming mature — growing up to the “stature of Christ.

”. There is no question that bringing men and women to new birth in Christ is essential. Building maturity in Christ is too often relegated to footnote status in the text of our lives. We are generally uneasy with the quiet, obscure conditions in which growth takes place.

First and Second Samuel: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching

He carefully opens the literature of the books, sketching a narrative filled with historical realism but also bursting with an awareness that more than human action is being presented. With critical scholarship and theological sensitivity, Walter Brueggemann traces the people of God through the books of Samuel as they shift from marginalized tribalism to oppressive monarchy.