Spirituality is often confused with other terms such as ‘religion’, ‘faith’, and ‘creed’. Even though these terms are synonymous, spirituality itself has much more to do with belief and how one lives out their beliefs. What one believes shapes the way one thinks, acts, and speaks, as well as the way one treats others. Gurus and religious leaders may teach that spirituality begins by looking within, but it doesn’t. It begins with God. This is what author Stephen W. Hiemstra proposes in his book, A Christian Guide to Spirituality.
The author describes faith as a map or compass that guides Christians into the way of God, helps to develop identity, and is the foundation upon which we choose to pray, worship, and serve. A Christian Guide to Spirituality is written in the form of fifty devotions. Each devotion is designed to be read and meditated on in the forty days from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, commonly known as Lent. Christians are encouraged to focus on prayer, Bible reading, meditation on the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Apostle’s Creed to increase their awareness of God’s presence. Ten additional devotions focus on spiritual disciplines. The author guides readers on a journey of strengthening their faith and learning to spend time with God on a daily basis.
Here is what others are saying about A Christian Guide to Spirituality:
You have my blessing. It’s a book that needed to be written. It will do a lot of good.
Stephen provides a helpful, accessible guide using the classic catechetical structure of the the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
This is a book for those who want to understand how best to have a living faith and an ever deepening devotional and experiential knowledge of God.
Pierce Center for Disciple-Building
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Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, writer, and speaker. He lives with his wife, Maryam, of thirty years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children.
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