A practice is most effective when it becomes a habit or disposition and a part of how we live day to day. This informative and inspirational book focuses on opportunities available within the normal patterns of everyday activity. Readers need not adopt all the suggested practices at once, but rather become acquainted with a menu of choices appropriate for spiritual nurture for differing temperaments and at different periods within a lifetime. Questions at the end of each chapter make the book suitable for parish groups, as well as for individual reading.
What Is Your Practice? presents a variety of foundational Christian ascetical practices, translated into contemporary idiom. Instead of relying on imperatives and fixed answers, readers are encouraged to experiment with and commit to sustained practices that can help them to live faithfully with important questions during unsettled times.
A response to recent Episcopal Church General Convention resolutions encouraging every parish to adopt a spiritual formation program for adults
Designed for individual and group use
LIZ FORNEY is a certified spiritual director and Presbyterian pastor living and working in Charlottesville, Virginia
Norvene Vest has been involved in Christian formation for 30 years through one-to-one spiritual direction, leading retreats and workshop, and writing books. She is the author of Preferring Christ, Still Listening, and Tending the Holy. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.