Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Release date: March 1, 2016
Philip Nation (Nashville, TN)
Author, ‘Habits for Our Holiness: How the Spiritual Disciplines Grow Us Up, Draw Us Together, and Send Us Out’
Director of Content Development, Resources Division of LifeWay Christian Resources;
Assistant Professor of Leadership and Biblical Studies for Houston Baptist University
Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship Community Church
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- Spiritual disciplines
- Christian resource development
- Ministry/pastoral leadership
WHO IS DR. PHILIP NATION?
DR. PHILIP NATION is the Director of Content Development with the Resources Division of LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also the Teaching Pastor for The Fellowship and Assistant Professor of Leadership and Biblical Studies for Houston Baptist University. He holds a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School and Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Philip is a frequent speaker in churches and conferences. From 2010 to 2012 he served as the national spokesperson for the “National Back to Church Sunday” campaign for Outreach, Inc. Philip and his wife, Angie, make their home in Tennessee with their two sons, Andrew and Chris.
WHAT IS THE BOOK ABOUT?
Most books on the spiritual disciplines follow the same pattern: introduce the discipline, prove it from Scripture, and give tips for how to practice it. This book does more than that. It connects the disciplines to all of life. By showing how the disciplines have their greatest power when practiced in community and on mission, Nation gives Christians a bigger reason—and greater desire—to pursue spiritual disciplines. He also warns of what happens when they’re neglected. Includes a multitude of examples, stories, and illustrations. The book aims to inspire readers to nourish their lives with discipline, enjoy the fruit of godliness, and have a hand in building the church.
WHY IS IT RELEVANT?
- Uniquely practical amongst comp titles
- Educates, but also calls Christians to community, mission
- Believers need to know that spiritual disciplines are not just for the ‘super-spiritual’, but for all of us.
- The disciplines lead to the mission and the mission leads to the disciplines. We need both and both need each other.
- People want to know how to put their faith into action and grow up in the faith. Missional spirituality does that.
Co-editor, The Mission of God Study Bible
Co-author (Ed Stetzer), Compelled by Love
Co-author (Michael Kelley, Eric Geiger), Transformational Discipleship: How People Really Grow