Walking The Disciple S Path

Author: Linda Perrone Rooney
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ISBN: 9781594713682
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Trusted pastoral leader and guide Linda Perrone Rooney challenges readers to live as disciplesactively putting into practice the values, behaviors, and teachings of Jesus. With exceptionally graceful prose, Rooney walks readers through the gospel, moving from understanding to transformationfrom head to heart to actioncombining the intellectual and spiritual ahas that impel us to follow Christ more intentionally. Rooney eloquently describes eight scripturally based steps that lead readers to a change of heart: surrender oneself daily, live as a blessing, overcome violence, give for the right reasons, pray like Jesus, see the good in others, offer compassion and healing, and live without fear. A lively mix of meditative and practical explorations, the text includes chapter questions, journaling, prayers, and guides for action. Walking the disciples path is a tall order, a difficult pursuit, and a radical blessinga realization that Christians need and that Rooney helps them internalize.

Forming Intentional Disciples

Author: Sherry A. Weddell
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612789439
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How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these statistics for the United States. Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically, by nearly 60 percent, between 1972 and 2010. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized-in other words, Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more. And be prepared for conversion because when life at the parish level changes, the life of the whole Church will change.

Becoming A Fervent Disciple Practical Tools For Developing A Deeper Daily Relationship With Jesus

Author: John P. Lozano
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781627853415
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In Becoming a Fervent Disciple John Lozano explores what it I means to follow Jesus. Too often, he says, we tend to be A satisfied with being "good" disciples when God calls us ones. Too often our Christian spirit gets "tamed and domesticated, the edge dulled, the fire cooled." It's the difference between a placid Sunday assembly and a parish community on fire with the gospel. In a series of insightful and practical chapters, Lozano shows how to push past the good and to strive for greatness, to become a joyful disciple, fervent and fearless in sharing the good news of jesus' message everywhere in your life each day. These simple, effective steps for becoming a more fervent disciple are meant for all of us, for, as Pope Francis has said, "No one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord."

Awakening The Buddha Within

Author: Surya Das
Publisher: Broadway
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A comprehensive guide to Tibetan Buddhism introduces the concepts of the religion and shares advice on how to incorporate this ancient religion into everyday life, find peace in personal relationships, and meditate more effectively. 75,000 first printing.

No Man Left Behind Catholic Edition

Author: Central Texas Fellowship of Catholic Men
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1929266871
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You've got men, you've got a church. Add a testimony, some pancakes, a prayer, and poof! A men's ministry. Right? Not so fast. Making disciples of men getting them to walk with Christ, live like Christ, and work for Christ is hard. If you've been struggling to get traction with the men in your church, this book can revolutionize your efforts. Drawing upon thirty years of research and work with more than 2,500 churches, the authors offer a proven strategy that will help you disciple every man in your parish. No Man Left Behind, Catholic Edition, provides a blueprint for growing a strong men's ministry that has the power to pull men off the couch and into active involvement as part of the body of Christ. Find out how to: -- Shift your paradigm from a men's ministry to a ministry to all your men -- Identify the unwritten man code that your church conveys to every guy who walks in the door -- Develop a concrete, seamless process to help men who don't know Christ become passionate disciples You can reach men. You can help them grow closer to Christ. This book will show you how.

The Way Of The Disciple

Author: Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9780898709353
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This book explores in depth six Gospel scenes so as to discover in these the essential elements of Christian discipleship. It describes the basic requirements for receiving the Word of God effectively in our hearts: namely, that we "become wet clay in God's hands," so that God can impress upon us any form he chooses. It also contemplates the vital position of the Mother of the Lord in the life of his disciples. The author shows that the call to discipleship is above all an invitation to intimate companionship with Jesus, as we read in Mark: "Jesus called to him those whom he desired... in order that they might be with him" (3:14-15). What we normally call the "active apostolate" can never be an end in itself, but only the fruits of a life of prayer and adoration. These are what must be at the heart of a disciple's life, which can never be swept up by mere activism.

Walking In The Dust Of Rabbi Jesus

Author: Lois Tverberg
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031041220X
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In this ebook download of Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus, Lois Tverberg challenges readers to follow their Rabbi more closely by re-examining his words in the light of their Jewish context. Doing so will provide a richer, deeper understanding of his ministry, compelling us to live differently, to become more Christ-like. We’ll begin to understand why his first Jewish disciples abandoned everything to follow him, to live out his commands. Our modern society, with its individualism and materialism, is very different than the tight-knit, family-oriented setting Jesus lived and taught in. What wisdom can we glean from his Eastern, biblical attitude toward life? How can knowing Jesus within this context shed light on his teachings for us today? In Walking in the Dust of Rabbi Jesus we’ll journey back in time to eavesdrop on the conversations that arose among the rabbis of Jesus’ day, and consider how hearing Rabbi Jesus with the ears of a first-century disciple can bring new meaning to our faith. And we’ll listen to Jewish thinkers through the ages, discovering how ideas that germinated in Jesus’ time have borne fruit over time. Doing so will yield fresh, practical insights for following our Rabbi’s teachings from a Jewish point of view.

Eight Mindful Steps To Happiness

Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861719204
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In the same engaging style that has endeared him to readers of Mindfulness In Plain English, Bhante Gunaratana delves deeply into each step of the Buddha's most profound teaching on bringing an end to suffering: the noble eightfold path. With generous and specific advice, Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness offers skillful ways to handle anger, to find right livelihood, and to cultivate loving-friendliness in relationships with parents, children, and partners, as well as tools to overcome all the mental hindrances that prevent happiness. Whether you are an experienced meditator or someone who's only just beginning, this gentle and down-to-earth guide will help you bring the heart of the Buddha's teachings into every aspect of your life. A Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards finalist (Spirituality/Inspirational).

Desiring God

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Multnomah Pub
ISBN: 1601423098
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.

A Disciple S Path Daily Workbook

Author: James A. Harnish
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426758545
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A Disciple’s Path is an engaging approach to discipleship from a distinctly Wesleyan perspective. Whether used as an introduction for new members or a renewal course for existing members, the program guides individuals to take the next step in discipleship and become dynamic, engaged followers of Jesus Christ. The study combines a Wesleyan understanding of our growth in God’s love and grace with the time-tested practices of spiritual discipline expressed in the membership vows to uphold the church with our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Participants will develop spiritual practices, discover their unique gifts, and become engaged in ministry that brings transformation in their own lives, the lives of others, and the world. This Daily Workbook contains six weeks of daily readings (five per week) that guide participants in learning and practicing seven essential spiritual disciplines: Prayer Scripture Meditation Corporate Worship Small-group Community Financial Generosity Gifts-based Service Invitational Evangelism Each day’s reading includes a Scripture, a message for the day, questions and prompts for personal reflection (with space provided for recording responses), and prayer. A special introductory section includes material on the history, beliefs, and structure of the church and answers to frequently asked questions. “Whether you’re just setting out or are further along the path of discipleship, this excellent resource will help you to take the next step.” —Roger Scholtz, Senior Pastor, Manning Road Methodist Church, Durban, South Africa “A Disciple’s Path has the potential to revolutionize the way we view our participation in the church. Following this ‘path’ can transform us from wanderers into pilgrims.” —Dr. Steve Harper, Professor of Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theological Seminary