Walking Toward Eternity: Series 2 - Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart
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Audio CD, January 3, 2013
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In this eight-part CD series, Jeff Cavins offers insights and commentary on a number of obstacles that aggravate us, discourage us, and can even hinder our relationship with Christ. Poignant stories of those who have struggles with these obstacles are presented to encourage and challenge us to put our faith into practice.
This CD set is designed to be used with the Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart Journal, which contains the essential questions and reading assignments for the program.
1. Living on Purpose (45:08)
2. Engaging Your Appetites (56:35)
3. Engaging Your Shame (45:13)
4. Engaging Your Envy (52:28)
5. Engaging Your Anger (52:55)
6. Engaging Your Fear (58:05)
7. Engaging Your Loneliness (48:05)
8. Engaging Your Hopelessness (63:12)
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Day 1 - You focus on the meaning of the particular struggle/obstacle in your spiritual life, i.e., envy.
Day 2 - You look at how God views this obstacle and why it is important to get it in check in your life.
Day 3 - You examine steps and Scripture on how you can overcome this struggle.
Day 4 - You select the Scripture that spoke to you the most this week and pray using Lectio Divina.
Meeting Day - You watch the DVD lecture, about an hour long, and as a group you go through the questions outlined for you with each week.
I really enjoy the format of this study. Some studies expect you to read seven days AND do a DVD. That can get overwhelming, especially for someone like me with a new baby. I always felt bad when I missed a day in those series, and that I was slacking with God and my group. However, four days and a meeting day seems like the perfect amount of time and material. It even provides a built-in two day cushion if you do miss a day.
Now that I have discussed the format. I want to briefly touch on the content. Discussed in this series are appetites, shame, envy, anger, fear, loneliness, and hopelessness. As Jeff Cavins points out in the DVDs, people join a program like this, learn a lot about those topics, but then fail to make the necessary changes in their life. That's why he wants you to ask God three questions each week as it relates to each struggle. Let's stick with the example of envy. 1. What are you putting your hand on in my life that needs changing in relation envy? 2. What do I specifically need to do to change? 3. When am I going to take the first step of changing?
This was an excellent program and a great followup to Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk. You don't HAVE to take Series One before this one, but I would highly recommend it. I have nothing but positive things to say about this program, but I would say that Jeff Cavins presentations are the jewel of the series. His talks are brilliant but practical, and he makes sure the audience knows that he is not perfect, which makes them relatable. They also contain the right amount of seriousness and humor, which is appreciated.
Pick up this 5 star series from Ascension Press. You can use it to lead a small group, or if you're feeling ambitious, you can lead something at the parish level. There is a Leader's Guide in the Starter Pack that will help you not only get your program started, but will help you see it through to completion. Then, after you complete this study program, participate in or lead another. Ascension Press has many great titles including ones on Prayer, different books of the Bible, Church History, and one that looks really interesting to me on the Catechism.