Exploring the Way Participant’s Book by Marjorie J. Thompson
Do you long for something more? Maybe you can’t explain your yearning, but you want to make a difference in the world, and you’re never quite satisfied with your life. You’re not alone. Even people raised in church can feel disconnected from God.
Exploring the Way will help you understand and deepen your experience of God. You’ll be able to ask questions about issues and faith in a safe place. You’ll discover (or rediscover) a way of grace, joy, and peace — indeed, the way of Christ himself. Ideal for the novice and veteran alike, this book defines and explains the most basic concepts and language of the Christian spiritual life: prayer, the Bible’s message for our lives today, spiritual gifts, listening, journaling, and much more. It’s the ultimate 6-week orientation to spirituality and the essential elements of faith. Sessions include:
- Beginning the Journey
- Sharing the Adventure
- Bread for the Journey (Scripture)
- Drink for the Journey (Prayer)
- Companions on the Way
- Reaching Out in Love
Stories, scripture, and exercises in each chapter will help connect your beliefs with daily experiences. Through independent and group study, you’ll establish a rhythm of daily time with God, weekly time in Christian community, and a lifelong attentiveness to possibilities for serving the world. Feed your hungry soul, and use both your head and your heart while rejuvenating your own spiritual journey.