- Small groups
- Sunday School classes
- Individual devotion
In these pages you’ll:
- Experience fresh insight from thirteen spiritual leaders of the past
- Be challenged by reflective moments and prayers
About the Study
What could possibly be more inspiring than one of this generation’s most widely read devotional writers collaborating with some of history’s most enduring spiritual voices? In this fast-moving collection of forty short daily readings, best-selling author Maxie Dunnam draws directly from the time-honored writings of thirteen spiritual leaders—saints of the church by virtue of the depth and timelessness of their profound insights.
Readers will be drawn into the reflections of well-recognized voices such as Saint Francis of Assisi, John Wesley, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Thomas à Kempis, Martin Luther, John Knox, John Calvin, and Søren Kierkegaard. He also draws from less familiar names as Evelyn Underhill, François Fénelon, Bernard of Clairvaux, William Temple, and more. The result is a treasury of inspiration as Dunnam deftly curates the choicest and most compelling words of faith that ring true across all generations.
This work is designed to be used by individuals who will be challenged, with each of the forty readings, by the reflective moments and prayers which focus on the central point of the selected writing. A perfect companion to your morning spiritual discipline, this book will also serve as an introduction to a vast depository of writers and writings heretofore unknown to many. Readers will be richly blessed by their time spent in the company of these great fathers and mothers of the faith.
About the Author
Maxie D. Dunnam is minister-at-large of Christ Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee.
During more than sixty years of ministry, he has served as pastor of rural, suburban, and urban congregations. Apart from pastoral assignments, he has served as world editor of the Upper Room and president of Asbury Theological Seminary. During his tenure on the staff of the Upper Room, the Walk to Emmaus and the Academy of Spiritual Formation were begun. During the ten years he served as president of Asbury, the school pioneered the use of technology, establishing a virtual campus and a second geographical campus in Orlando, Florida.
In his role as minister-at-large at Christ Church, he shares with the ministry staff in developing expressions of the mission and ministry of the congregation and represents and champions the expansive missional outreach of the congregation, including his commitment to public education, which he believes is the civil rights issue of this century.
He is a prolific writer, having authored more than forty books, including The Workbook of Living Prayer, which has sold more than a million copies and is printed in six languages.
- Length: 40 days
- Page count: 192
- DVD accompaniment: No