Item description for Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director by Bruce A. Demarest...
Overview Spiritual and professional mentor Demarest provides biblically based, practical information on life and soul guidance, using the example of Christ as our Spiritual Director. This book is ideal for evangelical and mainstream readers who want spiritual emphasis (versus psychological emphasis) in the area of soul guidance.
Publishers Description lIFE IS A JOURNEY AND THE PATH IS RARELY STRAIGHT AND SMOOTH. ON THE WAY, WE MUST MAKE A MYRIAD OF DECISIONS - CAREER, MARRIAGE, MINISTRY, LIFESTYLE, AND MORE. HOW DO WE KNOW WHICH PATH TO TAKE? WE NEED A WISE GUIDE WITH A SPIRITUAL COMPASS. SOUL GUIDE FOLLOWING JESUS AS SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR OFFERS WISDOM AND INSIGHT FOR THOSE WHO HUNGER FOR HELP WITH THE DEEPER ISSUES OF LIFE.' IN SOUL GUIDE, SPIRITUAL AND PROFESSIONAL MENTOR DR. BRUCE DEMAREST PROVIDES BIBLICALLY BASED AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION ON LIFE AND SOUL GUIDANCE USING THE EXAMPLE OF JESUS CHRIST AS OUR SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR. THIS BOOK WILL HELP YOU FIND GUIDEANCE AND DIRECTION FROM THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS, MOSES, MARTIN LUTHER, TERESA OF AVILA, C.S. LEWIS, HENRI NOUWEN AND MORE. LEARN HOW TO WAIT ON GOD AND CATCH THE SCENT OF THE SPIRIT. DEAL WITH CONFUSION, FEAR AND BETRAYAL. DISCOVER GOD'S PERSPECTIVE ON BUSYINESS AND GUILT. RESTORE YOUR LOST PASSION FOR LIFE. DISCOVER DEEPER INTIMACY WITH GOD AS YOU LEARN HOW TO LET JESUS BE YOUR SPIRITUAL MENTOR. SOUL GUIDE IS SPIRITUAL DIRECTION FOR THE JOURNEY OF THE SOUL. COME, JOIN THE ADVENTURE
From Publishers Weekly Commonly associated with monastic orders and the mystical practices of Roman
Catholic saints, the discipline of spiritual direction is one that
conservative Protestants have approached with caution and caveats. That may be
changing. Well known in evangelical circles, Demarest, a popular author and
professor at Denver Seminary, argues that spiritual counselors and "soul
friends" are indeed part of God's plan for the converted Christian. Although
comfortable referring to classic spiritual authorities like Teresa of Avila
and the Desert Fathers (and Mothers), Demarest believes that
"soul-care"-relationships between experienced Christians and those seeking
guidance in faith-are driven by the believer's fundamental need to imitate
Christ's life and character. "In Jesus Christ, then, we find the pattern of
spiritual guidance and the qualities of the ideal spiritual director," he
writes. At the heart of the book is a group of meditations on various Gospel
passages; Demarest uses an event in the life of Jesus Christ to draw some
conclusions about his character and relationships. One of a series of books
on spiritual formation offered by NavPress, this volume offers readers
application questions at the end of each chapter. The author's focus on Jesus
as principal spiritual mentor should allay conservatives' concerns about
extra-biblical eclecticism, and his balanced and straightforward style should
also give this volume wide appeal. One minor gripe: in a book that avoids any
controversy over gender roles, the occasional use of the word "man" instead of
"humanity" is jarring. (Jan.) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director by Bruce A. Demarest has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
CBA Retailers - 11/01/2002 page 52
Publishers Weekly - 11/11/2002
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.45" Height: 0.49" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jan 5, 2003
Publisher NavPress Publishing Group
ISBN 1576832864 ISBN13 9781576832868
Availability 0 units.
More About Bruce A. Demarest
Dr. Bruce Demarest is professor of theology and spiritual formation at Denver Seminary.
Bruce A. Demarest currently resides in Littleton, in the state of Colorado.
Bruce A. Demarest has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about SOUL GUIDE (Spiritual Formation Line)?
Wonderful guide for Christian living Jun 13, 2005
I thought this was a very well written and practical guide for Christian living. Demarest gives numerous examples of how we should live our lives by following the greatest example we have, the life of Jesus Christ. He covers many topics pertaining to life that I would have never considered and carefully examines each topic and provides thought provoking insights that kept my interest through the entire book. A top ten favorite for my booklist.
Insightful and refreshing look at the "heart" discipleship Mar 22, 2003
Whether you view yourself as a "spiritual director" or not, this book has a lot to offer in terms of insights into individual spiritual growth. Squarely within the evangelical Christian tradition, the author presents a refreshing emphasis on the personal and interpersonal aspects of living faith. He provides a general explanation of his approach to spiritual direction and then proceeds, for the bulk of the book, to illustrate the techniques used by Jesus to guide people to faith and spiritual growth. The book is insightful in considering how people think and relate to spiritual issues and struggles. You can tell the author has actual dealt with real people in the real world. Finally, the author avoided the tendancy of some to simply spiritualize everything and subject all problems to a "faith formula." It is well written and provides questions for personal reflection throughout.