What Is Your Practice?

Lifelong Growth in the Spirit

Liz Forney, Norvene Vest

Aug/2015, 168 Pages, Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN-13: 9780819229892

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What Is Your Practice? presents a variety of foundational Christian ascetical practices, translated into contemporary idiom. Instead of relying on imperatives and fixed answers, readers are encouraged to experiment with and commit to sustained practices that can help them to live faithfully with important questions during unsettled times.

Liz Forney is a certified spiritual director and Presbyterian pastor living and working in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Norvene Vest has been involved in Christian formation for 30 years through one-to-one spiritual direction, leading retreats and workshops, and writing books. She is the author of Preferring Christ, Still Listening, and Tending the Holy. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Forney and Vest have written a winsome exposition on Christian spirituality that is personal, practical, and welcome. Their exposition is deeply rooted in the great reference points of spirituality, but they bring to their reflection a good dose of contemporaneity, a ready honesty about their own experience, and practical guidance about how to live an alternative life. The practicality of the book is evident in their specific guidance for daily engagement in the habits they commend. They offer nothing exotic or magical, simply the core claims of a life of faith.” — Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary “This book offers mature understanding and practices for people wanting all dimensions of their lives to be guided and deepened by God’s enlightening love. The authors bring to bear their own seasoned, concrete experience, as well as well-chosen biblical, historical, and modern spiritual views of the life-time journey of response, as they put it, to Jesus’ call to live in God’s kingdom ever more fully.” —Tilden Edwards, Founder and Senior Fellow, the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation ““How” is the key word for this book as it provides practical ideas about how to pay attention to God’s desires for us, trusting that God is going ahead of us to shape. Offering illustrations, cautions, and simple suggestions, What Is Your Practice? helps us move toward a deepened relationship with God and wholeness of life.” — Jan Johnson, author of Abundant Simplicity and When the Soul Listens “Spiritual practice is the life-blood that bridges our desire for God into actual experience of the Divine presence. What Is Your Practice? will be a welcome companion to men and women who seek a practical way to enter the Divine Mystery and a life that has meaning.” — Christopher McCauley, spiritual teacher, retreat leader, and host of international pilgrimages; Executive Director Emeritus, Stillpoint: The Center for Christian Spirituality

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