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Title:
Finding a spiritual friend : how friends and mentors can make your faith grow
Author:
Jones, Timothy K., 1955-
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Publication Information:
Nashville : Upper Room Books, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
143 pages ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780835808576
Format :
Book

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Central Library BV4647.F7 J65 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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The book is a mixture of practical suggestions and deep spiritual wisdom about trust and openness to God's Spirit, which best characterizes spiritual friendship. Jones helps the reader to envision the life-giving possibilities found in relationships that are centered on God.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Once mostly the province of the Catholic monastic tradition, spiritual mentorship is becoming a popular movement in contemporary Protestantism. Jones (The Art of Prayer) offers guidance to those interested in the practice, including tips on deciding what kind of relationship to choose (peer-to-peer friendship or advanced-to-neophyte mentorship), how to approach a potential spiritual friend, establishing realistic expectations and boundaries, and what to do if you can't find a spiritual partner. Each chapter contains an example of a biblical relationship, passages from Christian spiritual classics and anecdotal remarks and specific advice based on Jones's own experience and that of his friends and acquaintances. Reflective questions at the end of each chapter make this a suitable book for individual or group study. Jones provides a practical resource for those seeking a spiritual friend or mentor. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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