Join these two dynamic Christian teachers - a founder of the New Monastic movement and a professor of Christian spirituality - and your group will learn about five of the essential classic spiritual works of the Christian tradition. With Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Lauren Winner you will discover: The meaning of conversion and prayer from the Desert Fathers and Mothers. How to love from the sermons of St. John Chrysostom. St. Benedict's Rule of Life and how it became one of the foundations of Western Christian spirituality. How to have an intimate relationship with God according to The Cloud of Unknowing. What it means to "pick up your cross" in the Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis. Discovering Christian Classics: 5 Sessions in the Ancient Faith of Our Futureprovides a five week study with Jonathan and Lauren that is excellent for any high school or adult formation process. In addition, this Discovering Christian Classics DVD includes a Leader's Guide that enables you to extend the length of the learning, creating a summer-long program, a ten week class, or whatever fits your needs. The Study Guide provides summaries for each session, discussion ideas, and group exercises that are designed to make this resource an essential part of Christian formation teaching and discovery in your congregation.Includes a leader's Guide. Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a leader of the New Monasticism movement and the author of many books including The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture. Lauren F. Winner is the bestselling author of Mudhouse Sabbath and Girl Meets God, and is Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School."
Discovering Christian Classics was published by Paraclete Press in September 2010. The ISBN for Discovering Christian Classics is 9781557257864.