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The Pastor's Guide to Personal Spiritual Formation [Paperback]

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Item description for The Pastor's Guide to Personal Spiritual Formation by William H. Willimon, M. Robert Mulholland, Jr. & Steve Harper...

Experienced church leaders, who understand firsthand the importance of maintaining one's own spiritual formation, challenge and inspire pastors to reach new and deeper levels of spiritual vitality and growth.

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In the midst of ministering to a congregation, meeting the needs of the community, and effectively sharing the Gospel it can become easy for a pastor to forget his or her own need to cultivate a maturing, intimate relationship with Christ. In The Pastor's Guide to Personal Spiritual Formation, experienced church leaders, who understand first hand the importance of maintaining one's own spiritual formation, challenge and inspire pastors to reach new and deeper levels of spiritual vitality and growth, and in doing so Robert Mulholland Jr., Steve Harper, and other well-known church leaders discuss topics such as: Spiritual DirectionPrayer & MeditationThe SabbathGraceMaking ChoicesSpiritual Reading, and more

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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   BEACON HILL PRESS #29
Series  Pastors Guide  
ISBN  083412209X  
ISBN13  9780834122093  

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More About William H. Willimon, M. Robert Mulholland, Jr. & Steve Harper

William H. Willimon The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School, Duke University. He is recently retired after serving eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Willimon is a graduate of Wofford College (B.A., 1968), Yale Divinity School (M.Div., 1971) and Emory University (S.T.D., 1973). He has served as pastor of churches in Georgia and South Carolina. For four years, beginning in 1976, he served as Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Duke Divinity School, teaching courses in liturgics and homiletics and served as Director of the Ministerial Course of Study School at Duke, and Presiding Minister in the Divinity School Chapel. When he returned to the parish ministry in 1980, he was Visiting Associate Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Duke for three years. He has been awarded honorary degrees from a dozen colleges and universities including Wofford College, Lehigh University, Colgate University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Moravian Theological Seminary. In 1992, he was named as the first Distinguished Alumnus of Yale Divinity School. He also serves on the faculties of Birmingham-Southern College as Visiting Distinguished Professor and as Visiting Research Professor at Duke Univeristy Divinity School.

He is the author of sixty books. His Worship as Pastoral Care was selected as one of the ten most useful books for pastors in 1979 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Over a million copies of his books have been sold. In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world.

His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Liturgy, Worship and Christianity Today. He is Editor-at-Large for The Christian Century. He has served as Editor and Expositor (with his wife, Patricia) for Abingdon’s International Lesson Annual. He has written curriculum materials and video for youth, young adults, and adults. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over eight thousand pastors in the USA, Canada, and Australia. A 2005 study by the Pulpit and Pew Research Center found that Bishop Willimon is the second most widely read author by mainline Protestant pastors.

William H. Willimon currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama.

William H. Willimon has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Belief Matters
  2. Horizons in Theology
  3. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary
  4. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
  5. Pastor's Handbook
  6. Preaching About-- Series

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BJ  Feb 10, 2010
An essential read. Best foundation for my course in the Spiritual Life of the Minister. Great insight from others in the service of the Lord.
Spiritually reforming  Nov 20, 2008
It is so easy for those of us more inclined to an intellectual faith to lose the mysticism of the disciplines. Indeed the very term, mysticism, gives me the hives. To be real, so many disussions on the disciplines are emotional and sappy cheesedom. Yet, the authors inside this collection, some of whom I've had as profs, are intellectually and spiritually-generated and faithful. This collection offers thoughful reflections upon the spiritual disciplines without being too soupy or too logical.

Was not looking 4ward to reading book for class. Was so thankful the prof required it. Life changing!

Refreshing and instigating.

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