Renew Your Life
:"I was dying from the inside out and could envision nothing life giving, nothing energizing, nothing vital happening in my life. Ever. Again." Many of us can identify with pastor Kai Nilsen in this place of exhaustion and long to...
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:"I was dying from the inside out and could envision nothing life giving, nothing energizing, nothing vital happening in my life. Ever. Again." Many of us can identify with pastor Kai Nilsen in this place of exhaustion and long to find a source of refreshment. This book shows us the way to the wellspring of the Holy Spirit. When we find the energy for creative life change in God, we discover the courage to
say no to an addiction and yes to life
gain new insight to how we are designed and linked to the web of creation
forgive others and reconnect relationships
participate in loving service with and for others
If you are ready for renewal, then the life-giving spiritual practices in this book will point the way.
Kai Mark Nilsen (DMin, Fuller Seminary) has been lead pastor at Peace Lutheran in Gahanna, Ohio, for over ten years. He serves on the board of the Renovaré Institute and is a certified pastoral coach for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Nilsen is also a leader in the Gahanna Ministerial Association where he developed a cross-denominational community ministry. Throughout his career, Nilsen's ministry has been motivated by a core conviction that God has planted in each of us the capability to love each other, to serve those in need, to hope during dark times and to experience a full life in the present moment. He and his wife Patty have four children.
- :foreword By James Bryan Smithintroduction: Energy Depletion1. The Renewable Energy Of The Holy Spirit 2. The Energy Of Grace3. The Energy Of Possibility4. The Energy Of Paradox5. The Energy Of The Natural World6. The Energy Of Relationships7. The Energy Of Fruitful Work8. The Energy Of Restconclusion: Trusting The Slow Work Of Godacknowledgmentsstudy Guidenotes