The enlightenment you seek in other religions has been present in Christianity from the beginning. Richard Rohr helps you recognise the forces (such as ego resistance and dual thinking) that separate you from your deeper self. then, drawing from the Gospels and the greatest Christian contemplatives, he shows you what it means to be spiritually awake. You'll learn:
why your ego resists change and growth
- What Jesus, the first mystical leader in the West, can teach you
- What is useful about popular ideas such as 'the law of attraction'
- how you can enhance spiritual awareness without sacrificing reason
How can I discover a pattern of life which expresses the discipline God calls me to live by but also the freedom that I am to enjoy as a follower of Christ?
This engaging study, full of practical wisdom, shows how the concept of 'rule of life' can do just that when used aright. It explores the practical need and biblical basis for 'rule,' looks at what makes 'rule' helpful, and guides the reader through the process of building a personal rule of life.
by John Stott
So many of us avoid radical discipleship by being selective, choosing rather those areas in which commitment is appealing, and steering well clear of areas where it will be costly. But because Jesus is Lord, we have no liberty to pick and choose. The author looks at eight characteristics of Christian discipleship, which are commonly neglected, yet deserve to be taken seriously.
The decline of the Church in the West means many Christian leaders are forced to taste a bittersweet draught of hopes fulfilled and deferred, liberally laced with failure and even shame. Our world seems so different to the joyful simplicity of the new Church of the New Testament. Where else in the Scriptures could we look to cope and hope?' George Lings investigates. This booklet is part of the Encounters on the Edge series. A downloadable PDF version of the booklet is also available.