Christian Formation and Spirituality

Christian Formation Books

Bonhoeffer, D. (1959). The Cost of Discipleship. New York: Touchstone.

Cloud, H.,& Townsend, J. (1992). Boundaries: When to say yes,how to say no to take control of your life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Danforth, J. (2015). The relevance of religion: how faithful people can change politics. New York: Random House.

De Mello, A. (1978). Sadhana: a way to God – Christian Exercises in Eastern Form.New York: Image.

Foster, R. (1978). Celebration of Discipline. New York: Harper & Row.

Gutierrez, G. (1988).  A theology of liberation.Maryknoll: Orbis.

Rottgers, S. (2005). I am Yours! Lindon, UT: Vervante.

Christian Formation Websites: To Help Us Embody Our Faith

Biola University’s Center for Christian Thought – has videos, podcasts, and articles with some focus on neuroscience

The Way of Love – Outlines a rule of life to be faithful followers of Christ

Centering Prayer – Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us

Pray as You Go – Daily podcast and reflection on scripture

Science of Virtues Lab – This center at Baylor University studies the neural mechanisms and development of virtues. Baylor is a Christian university

Utmost for His Highest – An exceptional devotional that has inspired millions

Evangelism

What Non-Christians Want from Faith Conversations

Sharing Faith – Host a small group dinner inviting friends and neighbors to share about their faith using open ended questions.  You might be surprised to learn deep insights about the faith of people you have known for years!

Episcopal Church Evangelism Resources

Gortner, D. (2008). Transforming evangelism. New York: Church Publishing.

Lyons, P. (2019). What Is Evangelism?: A Little Book of Guidance. New York: Church Publishing.

Powell, K., Mulder, J. & Griffin, B. (2016). Growing young: 6 essential strategies to help young people discover and love your church. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.

Zscheile, D. (2017). People of the way. New York: Church Publishing.

Bible Study Tools at StudyLight

This resource at StudyLight will help you research each word of the Bible in the original Greek or Hebrew.  Enter the verse you wish to explore and this link will bring you to the Strong’s Interlinear Resource.  Click on the word you want to explore and it will show the definition in Greek and Hebrew as well as the usages throughout scripture: Click Here to Access StudyLight