Spiritual Formation: A Wesleyan Paradigm  -     By: Mark A. Maddix, Diane LeClerc
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Beacon Hill Press / 2011 / Paperback

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There is an increased interest in spirituality in our world--lately, people have a deep hunger and thirst towards something that transcends them.
In Spiritual Formation, Maddix and LeClerc provide a definition of Christian spiritual formation within the Wesleyan paradigm and how faithful disciples can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. In simple terms, this book explains that Spiritual formation refers to the transformation of people into, what C.S. Lewis calls, "little Christs." The book focuses on how people can grow in Christlikeness by participating in reading of Scripture, the "means of grace," the sacraments, and spiritual disciplines. It also provides guidance in matter of self care, spiritual direction, and mentoring, while displaying practical guidelines for adolescents, families, and college students.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Beacon Hill Press
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0834126133
ISBN-13: 9780834126138
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There is an increased interest in spirituality in our world lately. People have a deep hunger and thirst towards something that transcends them.In Spiritual Formation, Maddix and LeClerc provide a definition of Christian spiritual formation within the Wesleyan paradigm and how faithful disciples can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. In simple terms, this book explains that Spiritual formation refers to the transformation of people into, what C.S. Lewis calls, ’little Christs.’ The book focuses on how people can grow in Christlikeness by participating in reading of Scripture, the means of grace, the sacraments, and spiritual disciplines. It also provides guidance in matter of self-care, spiritual direction, and mentoring, while displaying practical guidelines for adolescents, families, and college students.

Author Bio

Diane Leclerc is professor of historical theology at Northwest Nazarene University. She received her BA at Eastern Nazarene College, her MDiv at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and her PhD at Drew University. She has published many articles and four books, including Discovering Christian Holiness: The Heart of Wesleyan-Holiness Theology. She has served as president of the Wesleyan Theological Society and is a member of Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy. Mark A. Maddix is professor of Christian Education and the Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University, He is the coauthor of Discovering Discipleship (2010) and Spiritual Formation: A Wesleyan Paradigm. He has published several articles in Christian Education Journal and Wesleyan Theological Journal. Mark is a frequent speaker on topics of Christian education, spiritual formation, and online education.

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Mark A. Maddix is currently Professor of Christian Education and Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Northwest Nazarene University. He got his B.A. at Asbury University and his M.Div. at Asbury Theological Seminary, took course work towards a Master of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, and received his Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelic Divinity School. He is the co-author of Discovering Discipleship.
Diane LeClerc is currently Professor of Historical Theology at Northwest Nazarene University. She received her B.A. at Eastern Nazarene College, her M.Div. at the Nazarene Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D. at Drew University in Madison, NJ. She has published many articles and four books, including Discovering Christian Holiness: The Heart of Wesleyan Holiness Theology. She has served as President of the Wesleyan Theological Society, and is a member of the Wesleyan-Holiness Women Clergy Society.

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