Do you know how you best connect with God? Too often, people do not feel like they are spiritually connecting with God. They look to their church for help, but end up feeling like it is nothing but a series of empty exercises with little or no meaning. The author argues that too many churches do not encourage congregants to discover their spiritual style – that is, how do they best relate to God. To explore this topic further, Schwarz sought out mentors from various spiritual traditions to learn how different people seek and experience God. As a result, he has identified nine different styles: Sensory – Enjoying the works of God; Rational – Understanding the nature of God; Doctrinal – Thinking correctly about God; Scripture-driven – Applying the Word of God; Sharing – Passing on the grace of God; Ascetic – Developing discipline for God; Enthusiastic – Celebrating the power of God; Mystical – Resting in the presence of God; and Sacramental – Expressing the incarnation of God. This book includes a self-test to help participants identify their spiritual style.
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