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Crafting a rule of life : an invitation to the well-ordered way

Author: Stephen A Macchia
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Your personal rule of life is a holistic description of the Spirit-empowered rhythms and relationships that create, redeem, sustain and transform the life God invites you to humbly fulfill for Christ's glory. All of us have an unwritten personal rule of life. We wake at certain times, get ready for our days in particular ways, use our free time for assorted purposes and practice rhythms of work, hobbies, and  Read more...
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Named Person: Benedict, Saint Abbot of Monte Cassino.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen A Macchia
ISBN: 9780830835645 0830835644
OCLC Number: 759909777
Description: 187 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: crafting a personal rule of life --
Roles: what are my primary relationships? --
Gifts: what are my God-given gifts, talents, and temperament? --
Desires: what are my deepest longings and core values? --
Vision: what is the intentional passion God has planted in me? --
Mission: what am I currently doing to pursue my vision? --
Time: spiritual priorities --
Trust: relational priorities --
Temple: physical priorities --
Treasure: financial priorities --
Talent: missional priorities --
Commitment to the body of Christ --
Context of a spiritual community --
Conclusion: an invitation to the well-ordered way.
Responsibility: Stephen A. Macchia ; foreword by Mark Buchanan.

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"Your personal rule of life is a holistic description of the Spirit-empowered rhythms and relationships that create, redeem, sustain and transform the life God invites you to humbly fulfill for Christ's glory. All of us have an unwritten personal rule of life. We wake at certain times, get ready for our days in particular ways, use our free time for assorted purposes and practice rhythms of work, hobbies, and worship. There is already a rule in place that you are following. Isn{u2019}t it time to give up your unwritten rule and prayerfully write one that more closely matches the heartbeat of God? In this practical workbook Stephen A. Macchia looks to St. Benedict as a guide for discovering your own rule of life in community. It is a process that takes time and concerted effort; you must listen to God and discern what he wants you to be and do for his glory. But through the basic disciplines of Scripture, prayer and reflection in a small group context you will be lead forward in a journey toward Christlikeness. The invitation is transformational, so brace yourself for sweet release. By letting go and trusting God, you will receive the gift of life in its fullest and richest form."--Publisher's description.
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