Borderlands: Navigating the Adventures of Spiritual Growth
The borderlands of change can be disorienting. We can feel adrift. We may enter them by intention, aspiring to growth, or be thrust into them by illness, relationship breakdown, financial crisis or bereavement. Whatever, they will always form challenging territory....
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The borderlands of change can be disorienting. We can feel adrift. We may enter them by intention, aspiring to growth, or be thrust into them by illness, relationship breakdown, financial crisis or bereavement. Whatever, they will always form challenging territory. Scripture, though, offers rich resources for navigating such landscapes. The Great Fifty Days from Easter to Pentecost form a unique map for the adventure of spiritual growth. Tracking Jesus' disciples through these days, this book is for anyone undergoing transition or who seeks to grow in their faith. Poetic and passionate in language, frank and authentic about the challenge of change, it aims to inspire and stir appetite for spiritual formation. Combining insights from literature, psychology and art, it offers scriptural keys that can help and enrich any borderland season of life. Be equipped for a transforming journey into all the fullness of life that Jesus promises.
Mark Brickman is the associate minister at St Aldates church in Oxford, a church of over one thousand people, including many university students. He was educated at Cambridge University and gained a double first MA in English. Before coming to faith at the age of forty-one, he worked as a theatre and opera director for twenty years and then as a freelance director and scriptwriter. Film credits include Test of Faith, a 90-minute documentary on science and faith, produced for The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion and funded by The Templeton Institute. He also spent time as the lead writer for programs for philosopher Alain de Botton's The School of Life in central London.