The Way Up is Down
"Now, with God's help, I shall become myself." These words from Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard resonate deeply with Marlena Graves, a Puerto Rican writer, professor, and activist. In these pages she describes the process of emptying herself that allows her...
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"Now, with God's help, I shall become myself." These words from Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard resonate deeply with Marlena Graves, a Puerto Rican writer, professor, and activist. In these pages she describes the process of emptying herself that allows her to move upward toward God and become the true self that God calls her to. Drawing on the rich traditions of Eastern and Western Christian saints, she shares stories and insights that have enlivened her transformation. For Marlena, formation and justice always intertwine on the path to a balanced life of both action and contemplation. If you long for more of God, this book offers a time-honored path to deeper life.
Marlena Graves (MDiv, Northeastern Seminary) is an op-ed writer for "Christianity Today"'s popular "Her.meneutics" blog. She is a member of the Redbuds Writers Guild and the Renovare Spiritual Formation Institute and has written for "Christianity Today", "Relevant", and the "Conversations" blog. She has also worked in college residential life and speaks frequently to students and congregations about spiritual formation.
- "now, With God's Help, I Shall Become Myself." These Words From Danish Philosopher Søren Kierkegaard Resonate Deeply With Marlena Graves, A Puerto Rican Writer, Professor, And Activist. In These Pages She Describes The Process Of Emptying Herself That Allows Her To Move Upward Toward God And Become The True Self That God Calls Her To. Drawing On The Rich Traditions Of Eastern And Western Christian Saints, She Shares Stories And Insights That Have Enlivened Her Transformation. For Marlena, Formation And Justice Always Intertwine On The Path To A Balanced Life Of Both Action And Contemplation. If You Long For More Of God, This Book Offers A Time-honored Path To Deeper Life.
- 2. Down Low With Jesus
- 3. All Flame
- 4. Daily Returning Home
- 5. Do You See What I See?: Transfiguration
- 6. Our Teachers: Messengers Of Grace
- 7. Rich Toward God
- 8. Memento Mori
- 9. Cradled In The Heart Of God: Gratitude And Contentment
- 10. Incarnating The Sacred Heart Of Jesus: Your Kingdom Come
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