Living Spiritual Praxis
Foundations for Spiritual Formation Program Development
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"Eric Kyle has the mind of an engineer, the heart of a pastor, and the spiritual stamina of an underground cartographer charting the precise coordinates that 'pave the path to light.' The field of spiritual formation has never seen such systematic attention to the methods by which programs are discerned, crafted, and assessed to better participate with God's transforming activity in people's lives. Informed by case studies from a seasoned practitioner, a wealth of knowledge about the dynamics of spiritual formation, and a precise attention to both detail and the big picture, Kyle offers a comprehensive map of how to develop formation programs. This book will serve both the practitioner who yearns for a flowchart to guide the way through the caverns of spiritual program development, and the scholar who longs for the map that outlines what's hidden in the dark. Spiritual formation methodology has found its Thomas Aquinas, led through the wilderness by the likes of Lewis and Clark."
--Frank Rogers Jr., author of Finding God in the Graffiti
"The language of spiritual formation has become more and more central to how religious educators and spiritual leaders describe the heart of their work. But what exactly is 'spiritual formation'? Eric Kyle provides clear, vital answers to that question. He gives us a common language and a shared understanding--but more than that, he shows us how to expand and deepen the quality of spiritual formation we offer those we serve."
--Andrew Dreitcer, author of Beyond the Ordinary