by Lynda L. Graybeal and Julia L. Roller; Introduction by Richard J. Foster
Unlocking the Secrets of Acts
Living the Mission explores what it means to be a Christian today. By examining the early church's struggle in the wake of Jesus's devastating death and awe-inspiring resurrection, in the book of Acts we learn how we can follow Jesus, how Jesus is still with us in the Holy Spirit, and how we are called to form communities into which we are forever inviting others. Conveniently organized for individual or group study, Living the Mission explores the heart of what it means to follow Jesus and be a part of his church.
Living the Mission is organized for individual or group study, and includes chapters on: Receiving the Commission • Being Empowered by the Spirit • Forming a Community • Preaching the Good News • Being the Good News • Choosing Leaders • Making Disciples • Experiencing Persecution • Converting the Mind • Converting the Heart • Overcoming Cultural Captivity • Going Global.
The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guides, created by Richard J. Foster and the team that developed The Renovaré Spiritual Formation Bible and the longstanding A Spiritual Formation Workbook, provide tangible lessons that help us become spiritually formed, conformed, and transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. Geared for either individual study or use in small groups with chapter structure similar to A Spiritual Formation Workbook, each Renovaré Spiritual Formation Guide explores one facet of our life with God, providing readings from Scripture as well as classic and contemporary works of spirituality. The combination of readings, reflection questions, exercises, and activities makes these books invaluable interactive guides that prompt true spiritual growth. And they are a tremendous resource for connecting Scripture study with larger spiritual formation ideas and themes.