The Way of Grace
:"No matter how old you are or how many degrees you have or don't have-when grace takes you to school, you start in kindergarten."This was the experience of Reverend Glandion Carney when he was given the life-altering news that he...
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:"No matter how old you are or how many degrees you have or don't have-when grace takes you to school, you start in kindergarten."This was the experience of Reverend Glandion Carney when he was given the life-altering news that he has Parkinson's disease. He was plunged into denial and despair. This was not supposed to be his journey. How could he face it?With poignant vulnerability, The Way of Grace describes one man's journey into a new land of God's amazing grace. Both his honesty and his resilience will inspire and inform your own times of difficulty. In each chapter we are introduced to a spiritual practice that can carry us through difficult days: acceptance, relinquishment, community, simplicity and more. And a guide at the end of each chapter carries us into a brief and refreshing experience with each of the practices. God's unmerited grace saves us, strengthens us and sanctifies us. We too can experience lives full of grace and truth, courageously searching out God's wonders every day.
Marjean Brooks is a writer based in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a member of St. Peter's Anglican Church, where she met and connected with reverend Glandion Carney and his wife, Marion, eventually being asked to partner with him in writing The Way of Grace, his spiritual story of walking through the devastation of Parkinson's disease. Writing poetry, stories and articles on faith have been a lifelong interest and pursuit for Brooks, who has published poems, devotionals and articles in many ministry publications including Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Trinity Counseling and Wales Goebel Ministry. She has written personal memoir pieces in a monthly column in Senior Living newspaper and she serves on the board of InSpero, an organization that seeks to inspire the creative community in Birmingham. For twenty-five years Brooks has been leading hundreds of women in in-depth Bible study (mostly through Precept Ministries) and uses her writings to supplement the courses. Her hope is to combine her teaching/writing skills and her life experiences with divorce, being a single mom while pursuing a teaching career, re-marrying and gaining three step-children and caring for elderly parents in a way that can impact a greater audience and illuminate spiritual truth.
Richard J. Foster (D.Th.P., Fuller Theological Seminary) is founder of RENOVARE in Denver, Colorado. He is the author of many books, including Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth, which has sold over two million copies worldwide, Freedom of Simplicity, Streams of Living Water, and Prayer, which was Christianity Today's Book of the Year and the winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association, and is a general editor of The Renovare; Spiritual Formation Bible. His two most recent books are Life with God and Longing for God with Gayle Beebe.
The Reverend Glandion Carney was associate pastor of pastoral care at St. Peter's Anglican Church in Birmingham, Alabama, until his recent retirement from active ministry. He was involved in Renovar? for fifteen years in the capacity of spiritual director and board member. He was also chaplain of the Christian Legal Society for twelve years and has published works in periodicals such as Christianity Today in addition to numerous books. Glandion and his wife Marion life in Birmingham where he enjoys volunteering with the Parkinson's Foundation.
- :foreword By Richard Foster 1. Facing Reality: The Grace Of Acceptance2. Experiencing The Presence: The Grace Of Submission3. Giving Up: The Grace Of Relinquishment4. Stuck In An Airport: The Grace Of Compassion5. God Is Not Mad At You: The Grace Of Trust6. Wounded Healers: The Grace Of Community7. A Cup Of Cool Water: The Grace Of Comfort8. Life In The Slow Lane: The Grace Of Simplicity9. Possibilities: The Grace Of Hope10. Streams Of Grace: The Grace Of Living A New Wayacknowledgmentsnotes