Bringing Jesus to the Desert

This book is written so that common Christians can follow the lives and teachings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers as a contemporary guides to the spiritual life.


Author: Brad Nassif

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310417439

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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This Zondervan ebook sketches out the rise of the great Desert Fathers and Mothers of the 3rd - 6th centuries, and then shares the stories and sayings of five of their greatest leaders. It will instill wisdom in the everyday lives of modern Christians through the storytelling of great monastic biographies taken from Egypt, Palestine and Syria. This book is written so that common Christians can follow the lives and teachings of the Desert Fathers and Mothers as a contemporary guides to the spiritual life. It applies the timeless principles of their lives without advocating for their particular lifestyles in the desert. Desert disciples from the 3rd to 6th centuries will be our compelling models of Christian living by inspiring us to live to our fullest potential through their moving stories and timeless teachings. Their tender stories and colorful sayings offer key insights for living in the heart of the urban desert today.

Habits in Mind

Bringing Jesus to the Desert. Ancient Context. Ancient Faith. General Editor Gary M. Burge. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. Stewart, Columba. 2001. “Imageless Prayer and the Theological Vision of Evagrius Ponticus.



Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004342958

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This volume explores the role of both “mere habits” and sophisticated habitus in the formation of moral character and the virtues, incorporating perspectives from philosophy, theology, psychology, and neuroscience.

McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry Volume 14 2012 2013

Bringing Jesus to the Desert: Uncover the Ancient Culture, Discover Hidden Meanings. Ancient Context, Ancient Faith Series. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2012. Reviewed by Christopher W. Crocker. Plummer, Robert L. and John Mark Terry, eds.


Author: Lois Dow

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625645562

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry is an electronic and print journal that seeks to provide pastors, educators, and interested lay persons with the fruits of theological, biblical, and professional studies in an accessible form. Published by McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, it continues the heritage of scholarly inquiry and theological dialogue represented by the College’s previous print publications: the Theological Bulletin, Theodolite, and the McMaster Journal of Theology.

Faith Based ACT for Christian Clients

Context Press. Martin, R. (1987). The epistle of Paul to the Philippians: An introduction and commentary. ... The Jesus prayer: The ancient desert prayer that tunes the heart to God. Paraclete Press. ... Bringing Jesus to the desert.


Author: Joshua J. Knabb

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000609325

Category: Psychology

Page: 322

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Faith-Based ACT for Christian Clients balances empirical evidence with theology to give mental health professionals a deep understanding of both the "why" and "how" of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for Christians. The new edition includes updated discussions in each chapter, more than 20 new and updated exercises, and new chapters on couples and trauma. The book includes a detailed exploration of the overlap between ACT and the Christian faith, case studies, and techniques that are explicitly designed to be accessible to both non-Christian and Christian (including evangelical Christian) counselors and therapists. Chapters also present the established research on Buddhist-influenced mindfulness meditation and newer research on Christian-derived meditative and contemplative practices and lay a firm theological foundation through the use of engaging biblical stories and metaphors.

The Bible and the Land

In his new book New Testament scholar Gary Burge offers all Christians a rare exploration into the world of the Bible and how its land, culture, and traditions contribute to a unique understanding of a life with God.


Author: Gary M. Burge

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310280446

Category: Religion

Page: 109

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In his new book New Testament scholar Gary Burge offers all Christians a rare exploration into the world of the Bible and how its land, culture, and traditions contribute to a unique understanding of a life with God. Insights into numerous biblical passages reveal how cultural assumptions lie behind countless biblical stories.

Cave Refectory Road

In Matthew's Gospel we find a foundational saying of Jesus for all types and orders of friar: As you go, ... monastics in the desert also embraced something that had been faced more than once before by the people of Jesus' ancient faith ...


Author: Ian Adams

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814634448

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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A new mode of Christian living is springing to life as groups of individuals and families living in the same geographic area or connected virtually share a simple rule of life. Cave, Refectory, Road explores how traditional monastic life is helping to shape a new flowering of Christian community today. It traces the roots of "new monasticism" and draws on the classic elements of monastic life to suggest how this ancient wisdom, learning, and spiritual practice might be reinterpreted for new settings. A handbook for all who are exploring "intentional living," its rich and inspiring teaching is clustered around three themes: The cave: the place of stillness, prayer, and withdrawal that can inspire a new engagement with the mystery of God The refectory: how manastic practices of hospitality can create communities that make a difference in the world The road: how the example of the friars can lead to creative and loving engagement with public life

NIVAC Bundle 8 General Epistles Revelation

The implications of this caution must be highlighted in our application as we consider who in our contemporary contexts should be objects of the concern expressed in Hebrews 4. Those of the ancient faith community with whom the preacher ...


Author: George H. Guthrie

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310530107

Category: Religion

Page: 2304

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The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context. To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections: Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context. Bridging Contexts. A bridge between the world of the Bible and the world of today, built by discerning what is timeless in the timely pages of the Bible. Contemporary Significance. This section identifies comparable situations to those faced in the Bible and explores relevant application of the biblical messages. The author alerts the readers of problems they may encounter when seeking to apply the passage and helps them think through the issues involved. This unique, award-winning commentary is the ideal resource for today's preachers, teachers, and serious students of the Bible, giving them the tools, ideas, and insights they need to communicate God's Word with the same powerful impact it had when it was first written.

A Public and Political Christ

The Social-Spatial Characteristics of Luke 18:35–19:43 and the Gospel as a Whole in Its Ancient Context Bart B. Bruehler. of Jesus and the crowds is remarkable.30 Jesus wants ... Jesus, amazed at the centurion's faith, turns and speaks.


Author: Bart B. Bruehler

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725245099

Category: Religion

Page: 422

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Was Jesus a public figure? A political figure? Yes, according to Luke's gospel, Jesus was a Christ who was both public and political. Recent developments in the theory and practice of the study of space have provided tools to classify ancient social-spatial spheres with greater nuance and depth. A broad survey of literary and archaeological resources in the ancient world, as well as an in-depth look at Plutarch's Political Precepts and Philostratus's Life of Apollonius, reveals that the familiar dichotomy of public and private does not suffice to describe the Hellenistic-Roman milieu that shaped the author and audience of the third gospel. This study employs social-spatial analysis to explore how Luke uses the power of place to portray Jesus frequently engaging the unofficial public sphere and local politics, specifically in 18:35--19:43--the public healing of the blind beggar, the unexpected impact of Zacchaeus's hospitality, the political implications of the parable of the king and his subjects, and the publicity and politics of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. The result is an illuminating look at the overall spatial character of Luke's gospel, the development of Christianity in the latter half of the first century, and the role of place in contemporary Christianity.

Walking with God in the Desert Discovery Guide

And at the deepest level, the exodus story not only provides a background for God's plan to bring Jesus into the world as Messiah, ... The ancient stories of the Bible describe God and define the faith walk of his people.


Author: Ray Vander Laan

Publisher: HarperChristian Resources

ISBN: 9780310880639

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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This seven-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately) by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume twelve of the That the World May Know series. Are you going through a difficult period of life? The loss of a loved one? Unemployment? A crisis of faith? During these desert times, it’s easy to think God has disappeared. In Walking with God in the Desert you’ll discover that it’s only when we are totally dependent on him that we find God is closer than ever and can experience his amazing grace and provision. Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers. Each lesson: Focuses on passages of Scripture explored in the DVD Includes sidebars, maps, photos and other study tools Features questions that facilitate discussion and inspire personal reflection Includes 25 personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today. Filmed on location in the Sinai Desert, Wadi Nasb, Judea Wilderness, Mount Sinai, Negev and En Gedi, these illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study. Lessons include: Join the Journey – Filmed in the Sinai Desert It’s Hot Here and There’s No Way Out – Filmed in Wabi Nasb Help is Here – Filmed in Wadi Nasb When Your Heart Cries Out – Filmed in the Judea Wilderness They Were Not Wandering – Filmed on Mount Sinai Ears to Hear – Filmed in Negev There’s Hope in the Desert – Filmed in En Gedi Designed for use with the Walking with God in the Desert Video Study (sold separately).

Just Begin

Mathewes-Green has been associated with the emergent church, and she brings a more contemporary perspective to the study of spirituality here. Mathewes-Green, Frederica. Praying the Jesus Prayer: The Ancient Desert Prayer that Tunes the ...


Author: Dann E. Wigner

Publisher: Church Publishing

ISBN: 9781640650626

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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- Spiritual practices for beginners and practitioners all in one volume - Spurs people of faith to deeper self-awareness, holistic living, and prayer Just Begin is an indispensable reference tool for the interested spiritual practitioner who wants to add new methods and exercises to their mystical "toolbox." In simple terms, basic steps, and encouraging language, Dr. Wigner introduces readers to more than 40 different practices from Eastern and Western traditions, encompassing everything from mindfulness to music, yoga to the Lord's Prayer. In each short description, the focus is to "just begin" to practice and experiment, grow, and develop spiritually on the way. No one can take a journey without taking the first step, and Dr. Wigner provides the first steps for multiple practices in various religious traditions. These spiritual exercises will help spur people of faith to deeper self-awareness, holistic living, and prayer. The book's sections are organized around types of practices: Meditating, Listening, Being, Sensing, and Embodying, with a final section: Doing. Each chapter forms a short three to five page introduction to a mystical practice, consisting of segments on definition, background, how to practice, resources for further study, journal prompts and discussion questions, and common problems that sometimes "get in the way" of one's practice.