The Kingdom Life: A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
:For six years, spiritual formation leaders such as Dallas Willard, Bruce Demarest, and Bill Hull came together with other colleagues to create a collection of wisdom and honest personal revelation in the areas of discipleship and spiritual formation. The result...
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:For six years, spiritual formation leaders such as Dallas Willard, Bruce Demarest, and Bill Hull came together with other colleagues to create a collection of wisdom and honest personal revelation in the areas of discipleship and spiritual formation. The result is The Kingdom Life, a book that offers a fresh approach to the spiritual disciplines through a three-pronged focus on transformation, community, and outreach. Connect in a unique way with God and His kingdom by understanding how He sees grace and doctrine, brokenness and obedience, outreach and justice.
Includes seven highly practical ?process? chapters as well as three theological chapters on the Trinity, the Scriptures, and the Holy Spirit.
Keith Meyer (D.Min., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)) has served three churches as senior pastor and as the executive pastor at Church of the Open Door. He is an adjunct professor at Denver Seminary and is a senior teaching fellow with the Renovar Spiritual Formation Institute. He is one of the authors of The Kingdom Life: A Practical Theology of Discipleship and Spiritual Formation (NavPress); and Whole Life Transformation: Becoming the Change Your Church Needs
Meyer is also a speaker, teacher, and retreat leader through his organization, Becoming the Change Ministries. He provides individualized coaching for the personal formation of pastors and leaders and consults with staff teams, churches and Christian organizations for developing corporate plans for becoming communities of formation and mission. He also provides training for leaders to develop plans of regular soul care for themselves, their staff and congregations.
Meyer is a contributing editor for Leadership Journal and also for the academic journal of Biola/Talbots Institute of Spiritual Formation, the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. He and his wife live in the Minneapolis area.
Bruce Demarest (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is professor of Christian formation at Denver Seminary in Littleton, Colorado. He is author of Dictionary of Everyday Theology and Culture (Navpress; 2010 with Keith Mathews); Seasons of the Soul: Stages of Spiritual Development (InterVarsity Press, 2009) The Human Person in Theology & Psychology (with Jim Beck, Kregel, 2005); Soul Guide: Following Jesus as Spiritual Director: (Navpress, 2003); Satisfy Your Soul: Restoring the Heart of Christian Spirituality (Navpress, 1999); The Cross & Salvation (Crossway, 1997); Integrative Theology (with Gordon Lewis, Zondervan, 1994); General Revelation (Zondervan, 1982) and Who Is Jesus? (Scripture Press/Victor, 1978).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
LCI wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the encouraging heart, discerning wisdom and intuition of co-founder and President, Bruce McNicol. His passion to come alongside leaders and help them resolve life issues and mature into the identity God has given them, has built the foundation of this organization.With degrees in finance law, theology, leadership and organizational development, Bruce's ability to write on a multitude of topics and to a diverse audience has proved true in the best-sellers he has co-authored: The Ascent of a Leader, TrueFaced and the High Trust Cultures(TM) and High Trust L
Dallas Willard (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. His philosophical publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl's early writings from German into English.
He also lectures and writes award winning books on Christian Spirituality. His book Renovation of the Heart received Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award in the category of Spirituality. The Divine Conspiracy was selected Christianity Today's "Book of the Year" for 1999.
His other publications include The Spirit of the Disciplines; Hearing God; The Great Omission; Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice and most recently Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge and Personal Religion, Public Reality?.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
Bill Hull's efforts as a pastor and writer have been focused on being a disciple and making disciples. He has written several groundbreaking books for leaders and churches. Bill and his wife, Jane, have been married since 1969 and are the parents of two grown sons.
There's a reason why everyone from CEO's of worldwide companies to heads of mission organizations to the newlyweds down the block want to have Bill Thrall as their mentor. His experience and wisdom prove true as he helps others establish trust in all their key relationships and nurtures grace-based communities. As the Vice Chair, co-author and leadership mentor for Leadership Catalyst (LCI) since 1995, Bill's genuine desire to see relational health in those he works with, has been vital in setting the tone of the organization. His eloquence and integrity have given him opportunities to teach L