Spiritual Arts - Jill Briscoe (Paperback)

Mastering the Disciplines for a Rich Spiritual Life

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Barcode
9780310273240
Department
Books
Released
30 Jul 2007
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Jill Briscoe
Subtitle
Mastering the Disciplines for a Rich Spiritual Life
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Zondervan
Language
English
Number of Pages
199
Dimensions
203 x 140 x 13mm (227g)

Summary

  • “I like to think of the work of The Holy Spirit in the lives of men and women as art.”Spiritual life is not just a gift; it is a skill we must work to develop. Using Paul’s letter to the Philippians as her guide, Bible teacher Jill Briscoe uncovers eight “spiritual arts” that Christians are called to practice regularly; contentment, intimacy, suffering, simplicity, ministry, tranquility, humility, and harmony.Jill pulls no punches in challenging Christian readers to do their part, Spiritual Arts is a discovery study of practices we need to learn if we are to live life as God intended—full of great joy, deeper intimacy with God, and an exciting impact in the lives of others. With patience, wit, and probing questions, Jill challenges the faithful to a different ethic and a more active, focused way to follow Christ.
  • There is a scriptural path toward transformation and growth: the spiritual arts. You could call them qualities or disciplines, but Jill Briscoe shows why they are much more than that. Humility, ministry, generosity, tranquility … these and others are arts you can practice with patience to experience God more deeply and fully.

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General Subject
Religion/Ethics
BISAC Subject 1
Religion / Christian Theology / General
BISAC Subject 2
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
BIC Classification 1
Christian spirituality & religious experience
Library Subject 1
Spiritual life; Christianity.
Dewey Classification
248.4

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“I like to think of the work of The Holy Spirit in the lives of men and women as art.”
Spiritual life is not just a gift; it is a skill we must work to develop.

Using Paul's letter to the Philippians as her guide, Bible teacher Jill Briscoe uncovers eight “spiritual arts” that Christians are called to practice regularly; contentment, intimacy, suffering, simplicity, ministry, tranquility, humility, and harmony.

Jill pulls no punches in challenging Christian readers to do their part, Spiritual Arts is a discovery study of practices we need to learn if we are to live life as God intended--full of great joy, deeper intimacy with God, and an exciting impact in the lives of others. With patience, wit, and probing questions, Jill challenges the faithful to a different ethic and a more active, focused way to follow Christ.

Author Bio

Jill Briscoe was born in Liverpool, England, in 1935. Educated at Cambridge, she taught school for a number of years before marrying Stuart and raising their three children. In addition to sharing with her husband in ministry with Torchbearers at Capernwray in England, and in pastoring a church in the United States for thirty years, Jill has written more than forty books, travelled on every continent teaching and encouraging, served on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief, and now acts as executive editor of a magazine for women called Just Between Us. Jill can be heard regularly on the worldwide media ministry Telling the Truth. She is proud to be called "Nana" by thirteen grandchildren.