For the Journey

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Check out these resources 

to inform your Christian life . . . 

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What Does Your Soul Love: Eight Questions that Reveal God's Work in You 

by Gem and Alan  Fadling

Using 8 key questions, the authors take us on a journey of spiritual formation. They help reveal where we are stuck, afraid, or ready to move forward.  Using honest introspection and their experience as spiritual directors, their questions are inviting more than judgmental. 

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Invitation to Solitude and Silence

By Ruth Haley Barton

My take away from this book is a way to make space for silence in my heart where I expect to hear what God wants me to know. Ruth Barton is a spiritual formation director and retreat leader.  I found her thoughts inspiring, convicting and her suggestions easy and doable.  

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Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes:  Cultural Studies in the Gospels, Nonfiction,

by Kenneth E. Bailey

A brilliant and in-depth study of Jesus and his teaching that unlocks the middle eastern cultural understandings and rhetoric.  From his 40 years of teaching in Egypt, Cypress, Beirut, and Jerusalem, Bailey looks at Jesus’ teaching in the Lord’s Prayer, The Beatitudes, his relationship to women, and the parables. I’ve been digesting this book slowly over 8 months!   While not for the casual reader, this book is a treasure for serious Bible students and teachers.