Divided into five sections, this beautiful devotional offers readers a setting carefully designed for disciplined, thoughtful, intensive personal worship. Using both practical applications and scholarly content, Disciplines for the Inner Life takes readers to a new level of spiritual understanding....
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Disciplines for the Inner Life Reviews
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite devotionals (I used the last one for at least 3 years). It includes prayers, Scripture reading, and excerpts from a wide selection of Christian authors. For me, it is the perfect option - not a daily "bit of inspirational fluff" yet not an intensive study that takes an hour a day to complete. With a weekly focus on a different aspect of spiritual growth, it is enlightening, challenging and has been instrumental (literally) in deepening my understanding of spiritual disciplines and my relationship with God.I wanted to review it before I finished it, since I may use this for a couple of years. It is a thick book, and intended to be used for a year, but it sometimes takes me longer to complete a week, due to just busyness in life. But I don't want to skip anything. I highly recommend it for any Christian who wants to develop their "inner life" and is not satisfied with a shallow spirituality.UPDATE: I finally finished this, but I'm starting it again. So many pages are marked for various thoughts and insight into spiritual areas. This is my new favorite devotional.
This is by far my favorite modern devotional. Benson lays out each week topically but for each day walks you through a mini-worship service complete with invocation, a weekly Psalm, a daily Scripture, and then short selections from different authors on the subject. he even includes a hymn to sing. There's a remarkable balance in sticking with the same material all week (invo, psalm, hymn) and the material that changes (daily Scripture, selected readings) that gives these devotions a lot of depth. And since it's topical you can skip week to week to things that re relevant to your situation. I typically bounce between this and other devotionals throughout the year. Unfortunately it's out of print so you'll have to go to eBay or Alibris to find copies. But it's worth the search.
This is my favorite devotional of all time. The book is divided by sections. Within each section are chapters on a particular discipline. Some examples of chapter topics are "Solitude," "Intercession," "Anxiety," "God's Absence," "Humility," "The Lord's Prayer," etc. There are 52 chapters total. The content is deep, theologically sound, and intellectually as well as personally challenging. Each chapter is a week-long devotional. The devotional is set up like a liturgical worship service with an Invocational prayer you read each day, a Psalm, The daily scripture, Selections for meditation (like mini sermons on the topic), a portion for personal meditation, guided prayer, and a hymn that ties with the spiritual topic. Every day that week is the same, but the scripture and selection for meditation is different. It's a fabulous guide for going deep spiritually. There is a lot of freedom to move around from topic to topic. I usually recommend this devotional to people when they don't know what to study next, are having difficulty staying consistent in their quiet time, or simply want a challenge or more focus. I go to this book at various seasons in my life.
An excellent tool for ongoing spiritual formation, which combines prompts forprayer, suggested daily scripture readings, and a surprisingly large and variedgroup of themed excerpts from Christian writers down the centuries. The bookis divided into 52 "weeks" of material, each week with a slightly different focus.Used from June thru December 2014. I daresay I'll pull it out again in a couple of years. Quite a treasure trove of thoughtful quotations.
A fantastic devotional book. It's quite possible this is the best one I've ever read in my entire life. I am getting rid of all other devotional books and keeping this one for the rest of my life.
This is the best spiritual devotional I've ever gone through.
In addition to the bible, this book has been the biggest help to my spiritual growth. Accessible but not watered down, practical but also lovely, I can't recommend this one enough.
This is a wonderful book! There are others done like it, but this is the best.