- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan; Enlarged edition (October 3, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310329884
- ISBN-13: 978-0310329886
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 163 customer reviews
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Some Christians effortlessly spend hours in contemplative prayer. Just being around them makes you wish you were that way. Or maybe you are that way, but others are far better at showing God's love in practical ways or courageously standing up for God's kingdom. Why can't you be like them? Maybe you weren't designed to be. In this revised and updated edition of Sacred Pathways, Gary Thomas strips away the frustration of a one-size-fits-all spirituality and guides you toward a path of worship that frees you to be you. Experienced spiritual directors recognize that all of us pray differently; if your devotional times have hit a snag, perhaps it is because you're trying to follow someone else's path. This book explodes the barriers that keep Christians locked into rigid methods of worship and praise. Sacred Pathways unfolds nine distinct spiritual temperaments---their traits, strengths, and pitfalls. Illustrated with examples from the Bible and from the author's life experience, each one suggests an approach to loving God through a distinctive journey of adoration. In one or more you will see yourself and the ways you most naturally express your relationship with Jesus Christ. You'll also discover other temperaments that are not necessarily 'you' but that you may wish to explore for the way they can stretch and invigorate your spiritual life. Perhaps you are a Naturalist. Prayer and praise well up within you when you're walking a forest path or drinking in a mountain's jagged beauty. Or maybe you're an Activist. Taking a stand for God's ways is your meat and drink. Whatever temperament or blend of temperaments best describes you, rest assured it's not by accident. It's by the design of a Creator who knew what he was doing when he made you according to his own unique intentions. If your spiritual walk is not what you'd like it to be, you can change that, starting here. Sacred Pathways will show you the route you were made to travel, marked by growth and filled with the riches of a close walk with God.
About the Author
Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. He is the author of 19 books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Cherish, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith. He has a master’s degree from Regent College, where he studied under Dr. J.I. Packer, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in divinity from Western Seminary. Gary has spoken in 49 states and 10 different countries. He has appeared numerous times on various national radio and television programs, including CBN, Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.
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1. The author roots everything in scripture. Each sacred pathway is linked back to one or more characters in the bible and how they primarily displayed their worship of God. There are many bible passages included as cross references. His opinions are not shared in isolation from God's Word.
2. The author emphasizes more than once the possible pitfalls of each type, and - perhaps more importantly - the fact that the mature Christian will display all 9 types. The action-oriented Activist is not excused from sitting at the feet of Jesus like the Contemplative, and the Caregiver is not meant to go out serving people without spending time studying God's Word like the Intellectual.
Overall, a well researched and well written book that I am now using to lead a summer bible study where each week we are worshipping God in one of the 9 Sacred Pathways!