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soulshaperIf you’re unprepared for a book that makes faith come alive in practice, that makes past come alive in the present–and offers these gifts only if you’re willing to spend significant time learning about the church’s powerful, active spiritual heritage (and your place in it), then put this book down now. Soul Shaper is hands-down the most comprehensive primer on the study and use of spiritual and contemplative practices for the benefit of your teenagers–and especially your own soul.

Inside, author Tony Jones gives wings to his critically acclaimed debut, Postmodern Youth Ministry, by lucidly explaining how you can put postmodern ideas to work by learning powerful disciplines such as–Sacred Reading The Jesus Prayer The Ignatian Examen The Daily Office Stations of the Cross Sabbath Silence and Solitude Centering Prayer Spiritual Direction The Labyrinth Pilgrimage Service…and eventually implement them into the life of your youth ministry! Available on Amazon.

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postmodernThe rules have changed. Everything you believe is suspect. The world is up for grabs. Welcome to the emerging postmodern culture. A “free zone” of rapid change that places high value on community, authenticity, and even God–but has little interest in modern, Western-tinged Christianity. Postmodern Youth Ministry addresses these enormous philosophical shifts and shows how they’re affecting teenagers. Available on Amazon.

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new christiansFollowing on the questions raised by Brian McLaren in A New Kind of Christian, Tony Jones has written an engaging exploration of what this new kind of Christianity looks like. Writing “dispatches” about the thinking and practices of adventurous Emergent Christians across the country, he offers an in-depth view of this new “third way” of faith-its origins, its theology, and its views of truth, scripture and interpretation, and the Emergent movement’s hopeful and life-giving sense of community. With the depth of theological expertise and broad perspective he has gained as a pastor, writer, and leader of the movement, Jones initiates readers into the Emergent conversation and offers a new way forward for Christians in a post-Christian world. With journalistic narrative as well as authoritative reflection, he draws upon on-site research to provide fascinating examples and firsthand stories of who is doing what, where, and why it matters. Available on Amazon.

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teachingoftwelveHow did the first Christians practice their faith? The Didache, an early handbook of an anonymous Christian community, “is the most important book you’ve never heard of.” It spells out a way of life for Jesus-followers, including how to love one another, how to practice the Eucharist, and how to take in wandering prophets.

Likely written before many of the New Testament books, this little-known text can enlighten the way that Christians are church, today. Tony Jones unpacks the ancient document with insight and perspective, and traces the life of a small house church in Missouri that is trying to live according to its precepts. Includes a new, contemporary English translation of the complete text of the Didache. Available on Amazon.

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askseekknockWhat do Abraham, Moses, Deborah, and King David have in common? They all prayed and saw amazing results. Our reasons for praying are similar to those of these heroes of the Bible: sorrow, joy, guidance, and relationship. How can we get amazing results?

Walk through the earliest models of prayer and discover how our Israelite forefathers prayed. A prayer guide is included to help you use the same prayers in your own life.

Your reasons for praying are similar, but are your methods? Begin praying the way biblical heroes prayed. The results will amaze you. Available on Amazon.

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divineinterventionWho says nothing is sacred? For 1500 years, Christians have used “sacred reading” or in Latin-Lectio Divina-as a way to tap into the power and vitality of God’s Word. For ancient Christians such as St. Augustine, St. Francis, and others it was a pillar of one’s daily relationship with God. Sound interesting? Learn how it works. Author and youth pastor Tony Jones explains the four steps of Lectio Divina: lectio (reading), meditatio (meditation), oratio (prayer), and contemplatio (contemplation). You’ll be amazed at the profound impact this practice will have on your spiritual life. *Includes 12 lectio divina exercises in the back with passages from The Message Remix. Available on Amazon.

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sacredwayBroaden your spiritual horizons.
How has spirituality changed in the last 500, 1,000, or even 2,000 years? How can ancient approaches to faith help my relationship with God today?
In The Sacred Way, popular author and speaker Tony Jones mines the rich history of 16 spiritual disciplines that have flourished throughout the ages and offers practical tips for implementing them in your daily life. Find encouragement and challenge through time-tested disciplines such as:
*Silence and solitude
*The Jesus prayer
*Meditation
*Pilgrimage
Explore proven approaches to deepening your faith. As you do, your way of living your spiritual life will never be the same. Available on Amazon.