Spirituality with Clothes On
Examining What Makes Us Who We Are
Foreword by Marlene Kropf
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
168 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 x 0.38 in
- Published: January 2015
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Gareth Brandt cycles to work in Abbotsford, BC, where he teaches Practical Theology at Columbia Bible College. He is the author of Under Construction: Reframing Men's Spirituality (2009) as well as numerous articles, poems, and essays. Gareth is married to Cynthia and their family includes three sons, a daughter, and a daughter-in-law. He is passionate about helping people discover, articulate, and develop their personal spirituality.
"This tour through the frameworks and forces that make us who we are, 'clothed in Christ' but also in the garments of family and culture, enables us to locate ourselves in a deeper way. Since knowing God and knowing self are interwined, Gareth Brandt invites us into a richly textured life of discipleship, a life that is colored by the complex threads that interweave a life in this world."
--Len Hjalmarson, Adjunct Professor, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR
"Gareth Brandt walks us through our closets to bring to light the colors, textures, and styles of the clothes that dress up our nakedness. An accessible, helpful exploration of the dimensions that bring richness to our faith journey, as we are encouraged to reflect on and embrace the unique experiences of our lives."
--Don Neufeld, social worker in private practice, Ontario, Canada
"With disarming transparency and refreshing clarity, Gareth Brandt invites the reader to engage fully and passionately in the lifelong process of spiritual growth and to respond unreservedly to God's personal call to each person, uniquely created and deeply loved."
--Dave Bergen, Executive Minister Christian Formation, Mennonite Church, Winnipeg, Canada