Item description for Space for God: Leader's Guide (Bible Way) by Don Postema...
Overview With readings and art, meditation and prayer, this revised edition provides a joyous guide for spiritual living. For nearly 15 years, Space for God has helped guide individual readers and small group participants into a deeper spiritual life. This revised edition makes a contemporary classic even better! Using the art of Van Gogh and the writings of John Calvin, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, C. S. Lewis, and others, author Don Postema has crafted a series of meditative readings and spiritual exercises that provide a joyful guide for spiritual living.
Publishers Description In these hectic times, it's important to create space for God. Readings and art, meditation and prayer help you live gratefully in the presence of God. Author Don Postema draws upon his own rich experiences as a Christian pastor and from the writings of John Calvin, Thomas Merton, Henri J. M. Nouwen, C. S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle, and others.
Studies for growing Christians that assume basic Bible knowledge
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Studio: Faith Alive Christian Resources
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.98" Width: 8.48" Height: 0.11" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Nov 4, 1997
Publisher Faith Alive Christian Resources
Edition Teacher's Guide
ISBN 0933140479 ISBN13 9780933140479
Reviews - What do customers think about Space for God: Leader's Guide (Bible Way)?
Study, Reflection and Art Sep 25, 2007
I worked through this book in 1994-5 when I was going through a very difficult transition in my life. The part that has stayed with me in the last 13 years is choosing to be thankful and grateful each day and writing what you are thankful for down.
Between the spiritual discipline of thankfulness, the weeks of taking time in them morning and evening to pray through the Psalms, and the art and poetry in the book, I was able to come out of a dark period of my life when new appreciation for the small things each day and an increased observation of life and the world around me.
Spiritual Enlightenment Jan 5, 2007
This is my second time in the study of Space For God. It achieves the fact how important we should take time to experience God in our lives. The only way is to make space for Him. Don Postema gives excellent points on how to do this.
For leaders, I recommend the Leader's Guide. It helps in bringing your class together for a rich bible class experience.
Make space for this book in your life! Oct 4, 2005
This devotional guide is essential for sane living in today's world. I ordered this copy because I have loaned my original to a friend and hate to ask her to return it; I hope she's enjoying it as much as I have for many years.
It's perfect for restoring a parched, or even slightly dry, spiritual life; it's also perfect for starting each day regardless of spiritual condition.
Draws me gently into prayer Jun 17, 2001
This is a tremendous resource. I am currently on my second copy of this book. Unlike many spirituality books, this one is not in any way preachy or directive. Postema provides artwork, hymns, reflections, scriptures, and excerpts from various sources, all of which can serve as a jumping off point for the reader's own reflections and prayer. Rather than telling us, "You should pray more" he gives us materials that draw us into wanting to pray.
I particularly recommend this book for anyone who is feeling hesitant about God or the church or who has become jaded toward a lot of what they hear from the church and Christians, but who is not quite ready to throw in the towel. This is a beautiful gentle book that will help open your heart to God if you let it. I have found that despite a great deal of hesitation about many "things religious," I can usually only read a page or two of this book at a time, because as I begin to read I feel a tremendous desire to pray and connect with God, and I abandon this book in favor of prayer. I think this is as it was intended to be.
The formatting of the book is very helpful. It has very large margins and lots of space around the quotes, which facilitates writing and/or journaling directly in the book. I've found it very helpful to write my reflections into the book as I go along, and have found there to be ample room for this. I also like the way there is a lot of art interspersed with text. There are times when I just can't read "religious" text, but can look at a Van Gogh painting and allow God to speak to me through it.
Overall, I highly recommend this to both those who are struggling but drawn to God, and those who are deeply committed to the daily practice of the Christian faith.
Worth adding to your personal library. Jun 21, 1999
A friend loaned this book to me. I have been blessed many times throughout the collection of quotes and art the author has culminated and shared. I was extremely pleased to learn this is a very affordable book. Pick one up--it'll warm and strengthen your heart.