Spiritual Formation

The Joy of the Journey

by Larry E. Houck



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781490864204
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781490864211
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781490864198

About the Book

How do we form a strong spiritual life when even wholesome activities can drain spiritual energy? How and when should we extend Christ-honoring compassion to others?

Using the cross as a visual, Spiritual Formation guides us through four sections of developing an ever-increasing vertical passion for God and never-failing horizontal compassion for others.

The familiar disciplines and exercises of Spiritual Formation would seem to produce cloned Christians, but Dr. Houck explains how personalities, strengths, and weaknesses determine how we live out these disciplines.

No matter how much passion for God and passion for others we develop, we never cease movement through Spiritual Formation sections. Joy found in the journey will lead us back to section one to embrace those who have not yet started the journey or have faltered on the way.

Spiritual Formation: The Joy of the Journey calls each of us to follow God’s unique personal path to passion for God and compassion for others.

About the Author

Larry E. Houck received the M. Div. and D. Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Sharon, served as missionaries in Asia. He has pastored churches; was General Director of Free Methodist World Missions, and Professor of Religion at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. The Houcks have one son.