Our Sunday school teachers taught us to "read your Bible, pray every day and youll grow, grow, grow!" Surely their advice was correct, if not comprehensive. In The Sacred Way Tony Jones explores additional spiritual practices, such as the Jesus Prayer, Spiritual Direction and Pilgrimage that Christians have used to grow closer to God. If you are desperate for a fuller communion with God and interested in the spiritual pathways of the saints, you will find The Sacred Way to be a trustworthy guide.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Zondervan/Youth Specialties Publication Date: 2005 Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0310258103 ISBN-13: 9780310258100 UPC: 025986258108 Availability: In Stock
This book mines the rich history of the church for spiritual disciplines that have been largely forgotten in the practice of Christianity. After introductory material that considers the human longing for spirituality and setting a working definition of the term (To be enlivened by Gods Spirit is the goal of Christian spirituality.), there is a historical and theological exploration of sixteen different ancient practices.
Tony Jones is the National Coordinator of Emergent Village (www.emergentvillage.org), a network of innovative, missional Christians. He's also a doctoral fellow and senior research fellow in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Tony has written several books on philosophy, theology, ministry, and prayer, including Postmodern Youth Ministry and The Sacred Way. He's a sought-after speaker on the topics of theology and the emerging church. Tony lives in Minnesota with his wife, Julie, and their three young children.