Next Steps from the Spiritual Life Assessment
As we seek to stay rooted in Christ, we are focusing on four roots of health: formation, leadership, mission, and care. The following are suggested resources to help you cultivate aspects of care.
- "Generous Justice" by Timothy Keller
In Generous Justice, Keller explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. Here is a book for believers who find the Bible a trustworthy guide as well as those who suspect that Christianity is a regressive influence in the world.
- "The Irresistible Revolution" by Shane Claiborne
In The Irresistible Revolution, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world…[His] message will comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable...but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution.
- "Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life" by Kenneth Haugk
Do you ever feel uncomfortable talking about your faith, praying with others, or trying to comfort a friend? Christian Caregiving: A Way of Life will challenge and equip you to care for others in a distinctively Christian way.
- "Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition" by Christine D. Pohl
In Making Room, we learn how welcoming the stranger is an age-old Christian virtue. By visiting historical figures (e.g., Chrysostom, Calvin, Wesley) as well as modern communities (e.g., L'Arche, L'Abri, the Catholic Worker, Jubilee Partners), Pohl equips us for this vital ministry.
- "Practicing Christian Hospitality: How to be a Gracious Host" by Craig Ford
Practicing Christian Hospitality covers the difference between entertaining and hospitality, and gives tips on how to host people in your home.
- "Christian Hospitality: A Way of Life" by Jason Foster
In Christian Hospitality, read how the degree to which any of us reduce hospitality...is the degree to which we have lost a Biblical understanding of the holistic impact of Christian hospitality... Hospitality as presented to us in the Bible is...a way of life; a whole life view of the coming of God's Kingdom that offers us a uniquely Christian ethic.