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If you are looking for a study that puts the spiritual disciplines i a practical light, this is it! As usual, Jan Johnson cuts through the "churchy" jargon and get down to life. A great guide and set up to work as a small group study. You can also do it alone, but I think doing it with others really brings depth that you can't really get doing by yourself.
I am using this as an in-depth study of the spiritual disciplines with a small group. It has been very well received and all are learning much about their own lives and the disciplines they feel called to.
This is an excellent personal Bible study book. It walks you through six lessons on several spiritual disciplines. The study is a cut above most studies in that the questions are not short answer but allow you to reflect on the passages of the Bible which you are studying. You can take the lessons slowly and go deeply into each lesion. I used my journal to write the answers and only did 3 or 4 questions at a sitting each morning. The end of each study has application exercises which are concrete and very helpful. There are several given which fit different personal styles so that it is easy to find one that will be a good fit for you. I highly recommend this study and often recommend it to others that I counsel.
Having multiple studies under each topic allows for variability in tailoring the book to a group. The language is simplistic but offers challenging insights. We have also appreciated the scriptural focus that accompanies each study, which keeps the conversation grounded.
I have heard Jan Johnson speak and she not only writes what is according to God's Word, but it is also very practical. She seems to truly put into practice what she teaches. I highly recommend any Christian to work thru this study.