Download and read online Emotionally Healthy Spirituality in PDF and EPUB What Are You Missing? Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can’t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. Even though Pete was pastor of a rapidly growing church, he did what most people do: avoid conflict in the name of Christianity ignore his anger, sadness, and fear use God to run from God live without boundaries Eventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health, a profound relationship with Jesus, and the historical practices of contemplative spirituality. It created nothing short of a spiritual revolution, utterly transforming him and his church. In this best-selling book Pete outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Then he provides seven biblical, reality-tested ways to break through to the revolutionary life Christ meant for you. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is presently used in more than twenty-six countries to equip churches in a deep, beneath-the-surface spiritual formation paradigm that truly transforms lives.
Download and read online Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Workbook Updated Edition in PDF and EPUB In this 8-session course, Pete Scazzero helps you discover how emotional health and contemplative spirituality, when interwoven together, offer nothing short of a spiritual revolution, transforming the hidden places deep beneath the surface of your life. The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course will help you discover a slowed down life to cultivate a deep personal relationship with Jesus. Moreover, you will be introduced to key biblical themes that integrate emotional health with spiritual maturity–e.g. finding God in your losses, going back to go forward, and knowing yourself that you may know God. This workbook serves as a companion resource to the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course DVD, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day devotional, and the bestselling book, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. Join us for a powerful journey that will walk you through a door that will change forever the way you love God, others, and yourself. Sessions include: The problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality (25:00) Know Yourself That You May Know God (17:30) Going Back in Order to Go Forward (19:00) Journey through the Wall (22:30) Enlarge Your Soul through Grief and Loss (22:30) Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath (24:30) Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult (18:30) Go the Next Step to Develop a “Rule of Life” (21:00) In addition to the EHS Course Workbook and Video Study, each participant will also need the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality trade book and the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day book (each sold separately).
Download and read online Emotionally Healthy Spirituality in PDF and EPUB One percent of church leaders say that they are doing well in discipling new and young believers. After almost three decades of pastoring New Life Fellowship Church in the bustle of New York City, Peter Scazzero discovered that most people are not being changed in our churches, and, as a result, are not changing the world. Scazzero found two truths to be true: you can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature, and unless you slow and quiet your life down for a first-hand relationship with Jesus Christ, little change is possible. The integration of these two truths unleashed a spiritual revolution in Scazzero, in his church, and now in thousands of other churches. In this revised bestselling book, Scazzero outlines his journey and offers a roadmap for a discipleship with Jesus that is powerfully transformative. Topics include how to identify emotionally unhealthy spirituality, how to grow your soul through grief and loss, and how to develop into an emotionally mature adult. Offering new stories and principles, this updated edition will inspire readers to revolutionize their spiritual life.
Download and read online Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course in PDF and EPUB Author and pastor Pete Scazzero awaken participants to a biblical integration of emotional health and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality, leading to a relational revolution with Jesus. It's a simple truth, but one that trips up believers everywhere: You can't be healthy spiritually if you're unhealthy emotionally. In this six-session, small-group Bible study, author and pastor Pete Scazzero takes a close look at what it means to break free from bondage to the past and experience true emotional healing. Many sincere followers of Christ--followers who are truly passionate for God, members of a church, servant-hearted, and considered "mature"--remain stuck at a level of spiritual immaturity, especially when faced with interpersonal conflicts and crises. The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality video study provides a strategy for discipleship that addresses this void, integrating emotional health and contemplative spirituality to help people grow into a faith filled with authenticity and a profound love for God. This study guide is designed for use with Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: A DVD Study (sold separately). The eight sessions include: The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality Know Yourself that You May Know God Going Back in Order to Go Forward Journey through the Wall Enlarge Your Soul through Grief and Loss Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath Grow into an Emotionally Healthy Adult Go to the Next Step to Develop a "Rule of Life"
Download and read online The Emotionally Healthy Leader in PDF and EPUB Do you feel too overwhelmed to enjoy life, unable to sort out the demands on your time? Are you doing your best work as a leader, yet not making an impact? Have you ever felt stuck, powerless to change your environment? In The Emotionally Healthy Leader, bestselling author Peter Scazzero shows leaders how to develop a deep, inner life with Christ, examining its profound implications for surviving stress, planning and decision making, building teams, creating healthy culture, influencing others, and much more. Going beyond simply offering a quick fix or new technique, The Emotionally Healthy Leader gets to the core, beneath-the-surface issues of uniquely Christian leadership. This book is more than a book you will read; it is a resource you will come back to over and over again.
Download and read online Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day in PDF and EPUB In this groundbreaking devotional book, Peter Scazzero introduces the ancient spiritual discipline of the Daily Office. The basic premise of the Daily Office is simple: We need to intentionally stop to be with God more than once a day so that practicing the presence of God becomes real in our lives. Each day offers two Daily Offices—Morning/Midday and Midday/Evening—where each pause can last from five to twenty minutes.
Download and read online The Emotionally Healthy Church Updated and Expanded Edition in PDF and EPUB "In this new edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Peter Scazzero shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help pastors and individual church member slow down—an integral key to spiritual and emotional health . Sharing from the painful but liberating journey of his own church, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make people free—not just superficially, but deep down. This expanded edition of The Emotionally Healthy Church not only takes the six principles described in the original book further and deeper, but adds a crucial seventh principle. • Principle 1: Look Beneath the Surface • Principle 2: Break the Power of the Past • Principle 3: Live in Brokenness and Vulnerability • Principle 4: Receive the Gift of Limits • Principle 5: Embrace Grieving and Loss • Principle 6: Make Incarnation Your Model for Loving Well • Principle 7: Slow Down to Lead with Integrity "
Download and read online Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course Leader s Kit in PDF and EPUB You can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. In this eight-session video Bible study, author and pastor Pete Scazzero awakens participants to a biblical integration of emotional health and the classic practices of contemplative spirituality, leading to a relational revolution with Jesus.
Download and read online Heroic Leadership in PDF and EPUB Leadership Principles for Lasting Success Leadership makes great companies, but few of us truly understand how to turn ourselves and others into great leaders. One company—the Jesuits—pioneered a unique formula for molding leaders and in the process built one of history's most successful companies. In this groundbreaking book, Chris Lowney reveals the leadership principles that have guided the Jesuits for more than 450 years: self-awareness, ingenuity, love, and heroism. Lowney shows how these same principles can make each of us a dynamic leader in the twenty-first century. "Entertaining and well researched, this is a must-read for any business leader, and an inspirational read for anyone who wants to be a better human being." —Walter Gubert, chairman of the investment bank, J. P. Morgan "Lowney does a wonderfully engaging job of making clear the connections between our current leadership challenges and the principles employed so effectively by the Jesuits." —Edward J. Kelly III, president and ceo, Mercantile Bankshares Corporation "In this absorbing, lucid book, Lowney . . . explores how the Jesuits have successfully grappled with challenges that test great companies. Reflective businesspeople of faith will find Lowney's insights a breath of fresh air." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "This 450-year-old institution [seems] as current today as it was four centuries ago. Lowney shows us how every employee can and should be a leader and that love-driven leadership does work." —Richard K. Green, former president and COO, Blistex, Inc. "This informative, fascinating book tells how Jesuits produced both outstanding individual leaders and a culture of leadership. This is a book to be enjoyed, pondered, and put into practice." —John W. Padberg, S.J., director, Institute of Jesuit Sources
Download and read online I Quit in PDF and EPUB Geri Scazzero discovered real life and joy with Christ really began when she stopped pretending everything was fine. Summoning the courage to quit that which does not belong to Jesus' kingdom launched her on a powerful journey that changed her and everyone around her. (Practical Life)
Download and read online God in My Everything in PDF and EPUB Ken Shigematsu shows that spiritual formation is more than just solitude and contemplative reflections. Spiritual formation happens in the everyday, in each and every moment of life. For those caught up in the busyness of work, family, and church, it often feels like time with God is just another thing on a crowded “to-do’ list. Ken explains how the time-tested spiritual practice of the “rule of life” can help bring busy people into a closer relationship with God. He shows how a personal rule of life can fit almost any vocation or life situation. In God in My Everything, you will discover how to create and practice a life-giving, sustainable rhythm in the midst of your demanding life. If you long for a deeper spirituality but often feel that the busyness of life makes a close relationship with God challenging—and, at times, seemingly impossible—this book is for you.
Download and read online Embracing the Body in PDF and EPUB God has created us in such a way that our bodies allow us to connect with him and to discover his goodness. Through personal experience, exploration of theology and Scripture, Tara Owens opens up this truth to the reader.
Download and read online Culture Making in PDF and EPUB 2009 Christianity Today Book Award winner! Named one of Publishers Weekly's best books of 2008 (religion category) It is not enough to condemn culture. Nor is it sufficient merely to critique culture or to copy culture. Most of the time, we just consume culture. But the only way to change culture is to create culture. Andy Crouch unleashes a stirring manifesto calling Christians to be culture makers. For too long, Christians have had an insufficient view of culture and have waged misguided "culture wars." But we must reclaim the cultural mandate to be the creative cultivators that God designed us to be. Culture is what we make of the world, both in creating cultural artifacts as well as in making sense of the world around us. By making chairs and omelets, languages and laws, we participate in the good work of culture making. Crouch unpacks the complexities of how culture works and gives us tools for cultivating and creating culture. He navigates the dynamics of cultural change and probes the role and efficacy of our various cultural gestures and postures. Keen biblical exposition demonstrates that creating culture is central to the whole scriptural narrative, the ministry of Jesus and the call to the church. He guards against naive assumptions about "changing the world," but points us to hopeful examples from church history and contemporary society of how culture is made and shaped. Ultimately, our culture making is done in partnership with God's own making and transforming of culture. A model of his premise, this landmark book is sure to be a rallying cry for a new generation of culturally creative Christians. Discover your calling and join the culture makers.
Download and read online The Liberating Truth in PDF and EPUB Danielle Strickland contends that women everywhere remain subjugated by cultural norms that tell them to conform, hold back, and turn aside from God's call upon their lives. Consequently many women fail to play a full part in the healing and restoration of society. The church should take the lead. In this prophetic book Danielle observes: "We should be the ones who model an alternative approach to leadership. We are the ones with the Bible and the witness of the Holy Spirit who through Scripture, reason, tradition and experience has shown, over and over again His heart for the release of women to exercise their gifts." The book covers: The current situation (exploitation or subjugation); the historical situation (feminism and the Christian tradition); key biblical material; justice (the feminization of poverty); what does the future offer, and what should the church do?
Download and read online The Art of Neighboring in PDF and EPUB Once upon a time, people knew their neighbors. They talked to them, had cook-outs with them, and went to church with them. In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolationism, it's hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of "friends" through online social networking, but we often don't even know the full name of the person who lives right next door. This unique and inspiring book asks the question: What is the most loving thing I can do for the people who live on my street or in my apartment building? Through compelling true stories of lives impacted, the authors show readers how to create genuine friendships with the people who live in closest proximity to them. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book perfect for small groups or individual study.