Mansions of the Heart: Exploring the Seven Stages of Spiritual Growth by R. Thomas Ashbrook
A practical program for developing a deeper, more authentic relationship with God
Written for anyone who wants to develop a deeper more meaningful relationship with God, Mansions of the Heart offers a step-by-step guide through a spiritual formation road map based on Teresa of Avila's Seven Mansions..
Contagious Fire: Enflaming Hearts for God and Mission BY R. THOMAS ASHBROOK
Contagious Fire challenges the Church to enflame the hearts of its members with the love of God and mobilize that love in outreach to those who desperately need Jesus. Enriched by contributions from many Church and Ministry Leaders, Contagious Fire provides the insights and resources to empower Christian leaders for the coming fulfillment of the Great Commandment and Great Commission in the Church.
The Exercises for Discovery Companions are designed for people who have participated in an Imago Christi Spiritual Formation Discovery event to deepen your experience of the themes and practices introduced in the Discovery event long after the event is over.
The preparatory exercises and eight sessions provide practical helps for you and your Discovery Companion to engage regularly in Abiding Prayer, and discover deeper insights about yourself, your spiritual journey, and your Longing for a more intimate relationship with God, so that you may intentionally live out your First Order Calling to love God first.
Imago Christi has developed a Coaching Manual that will help leadership coaches and spiritual directors coach important spiritual growth experiences. This manual is based on our unique ABIDE coaching model for Spiritual Formation, which comes out of our extensive experience coaching Christian leaders in their personal spiritual formation. Each chapter contains coaching guidelines and questions for the coaching process, along with an extensive bibliography. To purchase visit our Coaching Manual page.
A Lenten Journey: A Contemplative Devotional On the Passion and Resurrection of Christ by Bill O'Byrne
Springing from the desire for a deeper appreciation and participation with Christ, this Lenten Journey consists of nine weeks of devotional meditations and questions for reflection. The first seven weeks follow Christ’s journey through His passion. Two additional weeks after Easter explore the reality of Jesus’ resurrection life.
Presence: What If Jesus Were Really Here? by R Thomas Ashbrook
Presence describes a fictional story about Jesus’ ongoing physical appearances to three people in a small mid-western town. Under the promise that they may never tell anyone about their experiences, each one meets with Jesus personally and engages the issues in their relationship with Him and in everyday life. Jesus leads them personally and then collectively into the experience of community and discovery of Scripture’s invitation to abundant life through adoption and transformation.
Discovering Christ's Presence: A Study Guide to Presence: $13.95
Prayer Guide: Growing a Christ-Centered Life by Stella Ma
How do I live a life more centered on Christ today? In the wake of a fast-paced world, this guide is a concrete response to this question. For those seeking a “kingdom life”; a life more centered on Christ, a regular prayer habit is critical. This prayer guide offers a fresh look at “daily offices” inviting us to be with God throughout our day. It weaves spiritual practices including Bible verses, worship, silence, and confession, into a cohesive and sustainable pattern. If you need help in your walk with Christ, this guide offers a place to begin. If you are in a challenging season, this simple prayer rhythm can be your solace and anchor. Whether you are a young or seasoned follower of Jesus, if you yearn to explore uncharted waters of spiritual living, this guide is for you.
Fugitive Encounters: The Story of Luke, Gospel Writer by Bill O'Byrne
During the imprisonment of the Apostle Paul in Judea in 57 AD, Luke finds himself a fugitive, who is on a mission to write an accurate account of all that Jesus began to do and teach, in Greek for generations of the Church to come. As he flees from the attempts of the Pharisees to arrest him as Paul's accomplice, Luke has divine encounters with apostles, eyewitnesses and "attendants of the word," who help him on his fugitive way, and also help him encounter the reality of Jesus behind the words.
Fugitive Encounters relates a fictional, though historically and biblically plausible, account of the writing of Luke's Gospel in the form of a novel. Readers of all ages and levels of familiarity with Gospel studies will enjoy seeing the Gospel come alive to Luke in the context of the third decade of the Early Church.
In this concise and clearly written handbook, worship leaders from every denomination and musical style will find a wealth of information on how to develop their leadership skills and improve the effectiveness of corporate worship. Kevin J. Navarro explains the four basic elements that are crucial to becoming an effective worship leader: theology, discipleship, artistry, and leadership.
The Complete Worship Leader provides a holistic, biblical view of worship leading as drawing people into God's presence through more than song leading. Pastors, worship planners, lay leaders, and college and seminary students from a cross section of denominations will benefit from this simple yet thorough discussion of what it means to lead the body of Christ into a genuine experience of worshiping God.
The Complete Worship Service: Creating a Taste of Heaven on Earth by Kevin J. Navarro
Just as diners visit a fine restaurant anticipating the ambiance and meal to come, so first time guests and members alike come to church to experience the presence of God. In this follow up book to The Complete Worship Leader, veteran worship leader and past or Kevin Navarro helps church leaders create a complete worship service by implementing a four part pattern of worship: longing for, preparing for, experiencing, and talking about a taste of heaven.
Approaching the worship service as an act of hospitality, Navarro emphasizes clearing away obstacles and communicating the gospel. He shares practical ideas for churches of all kinds and sizes everything from assisting guests to using the arts to centering the preaching on Christ. Pastors, worship leaders, and church leaders of any denomination and worship style will benefit from this practical guide.