Receiving Jesus

The Way of Love

Mariann Edgar Budde, Foreword by Michael B. Curry

Sep/2019, 128 Pages, PAPER, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9781640652408

  • Practical and inspiring ways to practice a Jesus-centered life
  • Foreword by Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

So often we think of the Christian faith as an obligation or as a set of beliefs that we must hold. With this outlook, we can lose sight of what is most important: the invitation to experience a loving, personal relationship with God. It's a relationship we can trust, where we can find refuge and solid ground upon which to stand.

The Way of Love set forth by the Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop Michael Bruce Curry is the journey of a lifetime. It's a way of knowing God, receiving and sharing Jesus' love, and being a blessing to the world. Mariann Edgar Budde shares her thoughts on how the reader can come to know—to receive—Jesus more deeply in practicing the Way of Love. Through the seven practices that have been put before us: to turn, to learn, to pray and to worship, to bless, to go, and to rest, she will share biblical stories, wisdom from the Christian tradition, and her own personal stories of spiritual growth.

Audience: Clergy, congregations, dioceses, individuals interested in spiritual practices, those who desire to follow the Way of Love

MARIANN EDGAR BUDDE is the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and serves as president of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. Prior to this, she served as rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. She earned her masters in divinity and doctor of ministry degrees from Virginia Theological Seminary. The author of Gathering the Fragments: Preaching as Spiritual Practice, her sermons have been published in books and journals. She and her husband, Paul, have two adult sons.



Chapter 1        To Turn: Pause, Listen, and Choose to Follow Jesus

Chapter 2        To Learn: Reflect on Scripture Each Day, Especially on Jesus’ Life and Teachings

Chapter 3        To Pray: To Dwell Intentionally with God Each Day

Chapter 4        To Worship: Gather in Community Weekly to Thank, Praise, and Dwell with God

Chapter 5        To Bless: Share Faith and Unselfishly Give and Serve

Chapter 6        To Go: Cross Boundaries, Listen Deeply, and Live Like Jesus

Chapter 7        To Bless: Receive the Gift of God’s Grace, Peace, and Restoration


Appendix         The Way of Love Lectionary


  • Way of Love
  • faith
  • spiritual practices

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