* A trustworthy guide for your spiritual journey! Using the Presbyterian Book of Confessions as a framework, Johnson leads you through the rubrics of faith, love, and hope to help you better practice key Christian disciplines---including listening, speaking, praying, worshiping, reading Scripture, giving, stewardship, patience, planning, and reconciling. 154 pages, softcover from Westminster John Knox.
In this accessible book, David Johnson examines the Christian spiritual life using the Book of Confessions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a guide. He demonstrates how the Book of Confessions can help us understand what it means to be a Christian and how one goes about living a Christian life. Johnson uses the rubrics of faith, love, and hope to ground our understanding of spirituality and help us develop disciplines for our spiritual lives. These disciplines include listening and speaking, worship and Sabbath, giving and stewardship, patience and planning, and reconciling. Three appendices give concrete guidelines for engaging in Bible reading and prayer--the two central spiritual disciplines of the Reformed tradition. Johnson's helpful book invites laity and clergy to participate in the blessings and joys of a Reformed vision of the spiritual life.
David W. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Church History and Christian Spirituality and Director of the Program of Formation in Ministry at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).