Divine Renovation Book

Divine Renovation


  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014-09
  • Genre: Church renewal
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 2896880194

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Renovation of the Heart Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

Renovation of the Heart


  • Author : Dallas Willard
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615214556

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Renovation of the Heart Excerpt :

As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”—a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.

Divine Renovation Apprentice Book

Divine Renovation Apprentice


  • Author : Fr. Simon Lobo
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593255114

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Divine Renovation Apprentice Excerpt :

Transforming a parish is challenging, demanding, and sometimes messy work. Divine Renovation Apprentice, Fr. Simon Lobo breaks open his experience as an associate pastor working on the renewal of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the birthplace of Divine Renovation. With honesty, humility, and great clarity, Fr. Simon offers his personal reflections on the actual process of renovation with practical wisdom critical to anyone who wants to see their parish experience new life. More than simply a biographical account of the change at St. Benedict, this book contains insights on how to Change Culture, Build a Game Plan, and Develop Leaders for lasting parish change.

Divine Renovation Book

Divine Renovation


  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher : Twenty-Third Publications
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 1627850384

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Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colorful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples. Accessible and engaging, Divine Renovation turns to the Churchs many writings on evangelization and mission so as to articulate practical ways for injecting new life into our parishes. Pastors and parish ministers will be inspired by this book and turn to it for many years to come."

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish Book

Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish


  • Author : Fr. James Mallon
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-20
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593251437

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The world is hungering for the fruit of a dynamic Church that has embraced her missionary identity, but what does it really mean to be a missionary Church? Grounded in Scripture and Sacred Tradition, Fr. Mallon offers an analysis of the challenges the Church is facing, along with practical tools that will support parish and diocesan leaders in bringing about significant renewal. Most importantly, he addresses the critical interface between a missionary parish and its diocese, essential to bearing lasting fruit. "Fr. Mallon understands what it takes to transform a mediocre parish into a dynamic, missionary one, and he understands that parishes need diocesan leadership to transform the Church as a whole. I pray that every bishop in the Church will absorb this message of love, and that, by the movement of the Holy Spirit, it will bring hordes of people to Jesus and his Church." —Patrick Lencioni, cofounder of The Amazing Parish and author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Rebuilt Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Rebuilt


  • Author : Michael White
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781594713873

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Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, White and Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. White and Corcoran invite all Catholic leaders to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and rebuild their own parishes. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them.

Unlocking Your Parish Book

Unlocking Your Parish


  • Author : Ron Huntley
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781593255350

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Can Catholic parishes become communities of missionary disciples that bear lasting fruit? If so, what does it take to move them in that direction? Through his years as pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada, Fr. James Mallon discovered that the answer to the first question was a resounding yes! Tailored for Catholics, Alpha played a key role in the transformation of the parish he pastored. Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders with Alpha aims to provide insight into what Alpha can do to help any Catholic parish become a vibrant, mission-focused community.

Forming Intentional Disciples Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Forming Intentional Disciples


  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612789439

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How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these statistics for the United States. Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically, by nearly 60 percent, between 1972 and 2010. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized-in other words, Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more. And be prepared for conversion because when life at the parish level changes, the life of the whole Church will change.

Ablaze  5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal Book

Ablaze 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal


  • Author : Deacon Keith Strohm
  • Publisher : Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1593253648

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Ablaze 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal Excerpt :

If the leaders in a parish want to see renewal and growth, they must be willing to change paradigms . . .

Abba s Heart Book

Abba s Heart


  • Author : Neal Lozano
  • Publisher : Chosen Books
  • Release Date : 2015-07-28
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441228963

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Discover and Embrace the Extravagant, Unconditional Love of the Father How is it that so many believers get stuck when it comes to entering into a relationship with God the Father? Rather than basking in the Father's endless love, compassion, and delight, we seem to hesitate, like orphaned children unsure of a place to call home. Neal Lozano breaks through the obstacles that keep us from growing in this pivotal relationship. He shatters fear and estrangement in his joyful exploration of Jesus's promise to show us his Father--and ours. It is a heartwarming journey, starting with the universal experience of loss and ending in the Father's welcoming arms as dearly loved children.

Reformation  Revolution  Renovation Book

Reformation Revolution Renovation


  • Author : Lyke de Vries
  • Publisher : Universal Reform
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN 10 : 9004250220

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"The early seventeenth century witnessed a dramatic upsurge of proposals for change, in particular in religion, politics, and knowledge. In Reformation, Revolution, Renovation, Lyke de Vries offers an account of the Rosicrucian manifestos in this transformative context. She focuses on their call for a general reformation and traces it to medieval and early modern predecessors. The manifestos, commonly portrayed as either Lutheran or esoteric, are here analysed as revolutionary mission statements, which challenged established religious and academic authorities, drawing on various heterodox notions and radical traditions. Emphasising the universal character of these manifestos in the first book-length study of the topic, Lyke de Vries convincingly shows how their authors channeled early modern sentiments into a message of universal change, which provoked numerous strong responses from early modern readers"--

Clear   Simple  How to Have Conversations That Lead to Conversion Book

Clear Simple How to Have Conversations That Lead to Conversion


  • Author : Andr Regnier
  • Publisher : Catholic Christian Outreach
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 1928144969

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If you were sitting in a coffee shop with a good friend and they said, "I want the kind of faith that you have," and you had 10 minutes to respond, what would you say? In this concise and engaging book, Andre Regnier draws on decades of experience as a Catholic evangelist to suggest a concrete, adaptable and life-changing approach to evangelization. Providing an intuitive introduction to the Christian concept of conversion, as well as a practical guide to engaging in spiritual conversations, Clear & Simple goes beyond any particular evangelistic program to communicate the heart of relational ministry and care for souls: intentional spiritual conversations. Here is a timely resource that not only equips readers to respond to the Church's call to mission, but proposes an approach of evangelization fostering greater faith, hope, and charity in the Catholic evangelist.

Renovation Book

Renovation


  • Author : Dwight Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-03-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 0692419799

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The Divine Conspiracy Continued Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Divine Conspiracy Continued


  • Author : Dallas Willard
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062296115

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Dallas Willard, the author of the bestselling spiritual classic, The Divine Conspiracy, now fulfills his revolutionary vision of how the kingdom of God is made real on earth in this sequel, the last book he was working on before his recent death. In The Divine Conspiracy, revered Christian philosopher and scholar Dallas Willard critiqued the church's obsession with "sin management" and revolutionized our understanding of true Christian discipleship. Jesus is not a remote savior, waiting to welcome us into heaven after we die, Willard argued. He is a dynamic living force, a leader and teacher to whom we apprentice ourselves to learn the sacred skills God wants us to embrace, and to fulfill His son's vision when Christ declared that the "kingdom of God has come." In The Divine Conspiracy Continued, co-written with theologian Gary Black, Willard lays out the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, step into positions of authority across our culture and begin to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change.

The Divine Conspiracy Book
Score: 4.5
From 35 Ratings

The Divine Conspiracy


  • Author : Dallas Willard
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061972775

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The Divine Conspiracy has revolutionized how we think about the true meaning of discipleship. In this classic, one of the most brilliant Christian thinkers of our times and author of the acclaimed The Spirit of Disciplines, Dallas Willard, skillfully weaves together biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice, revealing what it means to "apprentice" ourselves to Jesus. Using Jesus’s Sermon of the Mount as his foundation, Willard masterfully explores life-changing ways to experience and be guided by God on a daily basis, resulting in a more authentic and dynamic faith.