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  • God Who Speaks Print On Demand Title


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    As Christians we believe that God speaks – that God has spoken to people down through the centuries and still speaks to us today. But just how does God speak to us? Has his speech changed over time? And how do we “hear” the voce of God? In this insightful book Ben Campbell Johnson explores the subject of divine speech, highlighting its importance to faith and leading Christian believers into the practice of listening for God’s voice in daily life.

    Johnson first explores the biblical foundations of divine communication, tracing the ways that God has spoken to humankind from the calling of Abraham, to the appearance of Jesus, to the continuing work of the Spirit in the early church. He then gleans important lessons about God’s language from a wide range of Christian figures throughout history – Polycarp, Julian of Norwich, Teresa of Avila, Henri Nouwen, and others.

    As this historical record shows, God communicates with us in a variety of ways. In exploring these different modes of “GodSpeech,” Johnson deftly guides readers into the practice of “intensive listening,” a way of posing issues to God and discerning his response. Numerous anecdotes illuminate Johnson’s discussion, and each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion as well as suggestions for journaling. Johnson concludes the book by recounting a number of personal experiences that vividly illustrate the value of learning to listen to God’s voice.

    At a time when many Christians hunger for a more personal, meaningful connection with God, this book shows readers how to discern divine language and forge a closer, richer relationship with “the God who speaks.”

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  • Beyond The Ordinary A Print On Demand Title


    Over the past few decades mainline Protestant congregations have not easily embraced the notion of spirituality. As much as any aspect of church life, spirituality has been misunderstood, misused, and resisted by both clergy and laity. Yet times are changing. Today many people feel a deep spiritual hunger and are out looking for fulfillment in a wide variety of settings. In this new context, mainline congregations need to awaken to the presence of the Spirit in their midst and equip leaders to nurture both the personal and corporate spirituality of their congregations.

    Beyond the Ordinary is explicitly written to help church leaders who have had no formal training in spiritual formation. Drawing from years of experience teaching Christian spirituality, Ben Campbell Johnson and Andrew Dreitcer explore the spiritual dimensions of leadership, looking in depth at the meaning of spirituality as it relates to the tasks of ministry. This friendly, inspiring book will enable readers to erase the negative stereotypes of spirituality and develop vital models and practices for the church today.

    The book introduces a faithful understanding and practice of the spiritual life to those who have not yet dipped into the well that is Christian spirituality. For those who have already tasted this water and still thirst, it offers a way to dip even more deeply. Chapters discuss the issues surrounding a meaningful spirituality for our changing times, the importance of holding prayer and mission in tension, and the crucial role of Scripture in the formation of our lives. The authors also underscore the importance of vision, myth, and discernment in the spiritual life of the church. And they discuss the power of spiritual practices like discernment and visioning for enhancing the spirituality of congregations and for helping them become agents of social transformation.

    Intended for personal and group use by pastors, elders, other church leaders, and those preparing for service in the church, the book includes suggestions for reflection and discussion as well as journaling exercises that encourage learning and growth.

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  • Jesus Story : The Most Remarkable Life Of All Time


    The Jesus Story is a fresh presentation of the teachings and life of Jesus, in an open and inviting manner, Johnson and Baker bid us to come and see what Jesus has done and continues to do in our world. Daily readings are offered that paraphrase different episodes of Jesus’ life from the Bible.

    Accompanying the readings are comments to help in personal reflection and interpretation. The final section answers commonly asked questions about Jesus, faith, and Christianity and offers suggestions for those who wish to pursue further exploration.

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  • Living Before God A Print On Demand Title


    An uplifting invitation to live in the presence of God–every day, everywhere.

    Writing in the tradition of Brother Lawrence and authors concerned with the realization of God’s presence in the daily round, Ben Campbell Johnson here invites readers to foster a more consistent relationship with God. Featuring a valuable combination of insight and practical application, Living Before God offers a collection of spiritual practices that will help Christians deepen their sense of the divine presence in their lives.

    After an introduction on the nature of spiritual awareness, succeeding chapters explore specific ways Christians can develop their person experience of God. Johnson describes various spiritual postures for being with God, listening to God, and attending the divine presence. Every chapter concludes with questions to prompt further reflection alone or in small groups and with suggestions for journaling designed to let readers experience each posture in a concrete way.

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  • Imagining A Church In The Spirit A Print On Demand Title


    Everyone has an opinion about why mainline churches are declining, but few provide concrete, workable ideas to help stem the tide. As an academic, Johnson effectively couples his suggestions with McDonald’s pastoral experience. Together, they seek to re-energize the body of Christ with new vision.

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  • Speaking Of God


    SKU (ISBN): 9780664252007Ben JohnsonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1991Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • To Will Gods Will


    SKU (ISBN): 9780664240868Ben JohnsonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1987Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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  • Evangelism Primer


    SKU (ISBN): 9780804220392Ben JohnsonBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 1986Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press Print On Demand Product

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