You may not have ever heard of practices such as Imagio Dei, Ignatius Examen, Spiritual Pilgrimage and Lectio Divina, but these are actually ancient Christian spiritual disciplines that have been a vital part of Christianity for centuries. As a handbook to the spiritual practices and prayers of the early Church, Sacred Life will challenge you to take part in an experiment of discipline. These spiritual disciplines will allow you to experience God's grace in new and profound ways, moving you forward in the journey to become more like Christ!
Imagio DeiIgnatius ExamenSpiritual PilgrimagePrayer BeadsLectio DivinaThese ancient Christian practices might not be well known or commonly practiced in your local church. You may have never heard of some of them before, but these spiritual disciplines have been a vital part of the Christian faith for centuries.As a handbook to the spiritual practices and prayers of the early Church, Sacred Life will challenge you to take part in an experiment in discipline. These spiritual disciplines will allow you to experient God’s grace in new and profound ways, moving you forward in the journey to become more like Christ.
Michael A. Kipp is the associate professor of youth and family ministry at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Prior to coming to NNU, Mike spent 13 years working with youth in California, Kansas, and Idaho. Mike Kipp is a husband, father, youth worker of 15+ years, and now the Michael earned his doctorate in Youth, Family and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena California in 2009. Michael is married to Sandy and they enjoy playing and traveling with their two children Spencer and McKenna. When not reading, writing, correcting, advising, teaching, or preparing, Michael loves to wrestle with his kids and have family dance parties. Professor of youth and family ministry at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho. Former model and festival queen, Brooklyn Alvis Lindsey, discovered a new path to supermodel status eight years ago. Serving as a leader in Nazarene Youth International, she began her work as a youth pastor in central Florida. Brooklyn is a member of the YMWomen.com leadership team, and currently ministers to students at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland, Florida. She and her husband, Coy, live in Lakeland with their new daughter, Kirra, and their dog, Chip. Mike Wonch serves as a senior editor at Nazarene Publishing House. Mike lives in Olathe, Kansas, with his wife, Geremi. Their son, Seth, attends Olivet Nazarene University.
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