We can feel overwhelmed as we think about becoming more like Christ. But rather than scolding herself, Jan Johnson asks "What can I do in the next 10 minutes to connect with God?" In Invitation to the Jesus Life, Johnson takes a closer look at several scenes from Jesus' ministry and the Godly traits He demonstrates. She then offers practical exercises in spiritual growth to help you practice these qualities. By connecting with God and spending time with Him, His love and character will begin to flow through you, from the inside out.
To encounter Jesus daily and have a relationship with Him changes everything; our focus becomes eternal. Experience Jesus in such a way that His love-drenched, others-focused nature shapes your character. The spiritual practices in each chapter will challenge you to go deeper with Him.
Jan Johnson, who lives in Simi Valley, California, with her husband, is the author of eighteen books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. She is also a speaker, teacher, and spiritual director. A recipient of a DMin in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction, Jan writes primarily about spiritual formation topics. Visit her website at www.janjohnson.org.
Jan Johnson enjoys speaking at retreats and conferences, hoping to ignite within listeners a burning desire to know God in an authentic way and to live out a kingdom life in the daily companionship of Jesus. Unwilling to minimize the mystery of God or the human struggle, Jan presents biblical principles and characters in down-to-earth ways so that people can connect with God and become more thirsty for God. Her observations about lifes dilemmas give listeners a lot to study, ponder, and laugh about. As an author and spiritual director, Jan holds degrees in Christian education and spiritual direction (D.Min.), which along with many years of Bible teaching, have equipped her to write hundreds of published Bible study sessions. She is also the author of sixteen books and more than a thousand newspaper and magazine articles.