Adventures in Daily Prayer: Experiencing the Power of God’s Love
For the past forty-five years, beloved author Bert Ghezzi has begun each day with prayer. At first he had to work at doing it consistently, but eventually he couldn’t imagine starting his day without it. Through his discovery of the gift of daily prayer, he came to see God’s connection with us as a bountiful and permanent act of love. In this delightful book Ghezzi shares his adventures in prayer, offering readers a winsome invitation to experience the promise and power of this faithful daily practice. For those who have struggled at cultivating a strong prayer life, he provides practical help for overcoming obstacles. He also covers how to pray, praying for and with others, and persevering in prayer. The book includes questions for further reflection and group discussion at the end of each chapter.
With: A Practical Approach to Informal Mentoring
If you have ever had someone take the time to mentor you, you know this type of relationship takes investment and effort. But how has this relationship paid off in your life? And are you ready to mentor someone yourself? Author Alvin Reid introduces a specific mentoring strategy in With: A Practical Approach to Informal Mentoring. Emphasizing the kind of mentoring Jesus used, this book models how the best learning comes not from simply listening to a leader, but spending time with one.
Love Gives Life: A Study of 1 Corinthians 13
We are to pursue love as we seek spiritual gifts because love gives life to gifts and love outlives gifts. That’s Paul’s main idea in 1 Corinthians 13, and this study will help you not only to see that in the text but to seek it in your life. The thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians is about having a love strategy. Paul relativizes what we tend to value most (usually our personal distinctives and niches), places love in central view, and summons us to use every power and resource we have for the good of those whom God has placed in our lives. This is the excellent way of love, and it is worthy of our pursuit.