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Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World
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Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World Paperback - 2017

by Kyle David Bennett; Foreword by James K. Smith

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A Different Way to Practice the Classic Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual disciplines are often viewed as a means to draw us closer to God. While these practices do deepen our "vertical" relationship with God, Kyle David Bennett argues that they were originally designed to positively impact our "horizontal" relationships--with neighbors, strangers, enemies, friends, family, animals, and even the earth. This "horizontal" dimension has often been overlooked or forgotten in contemporary discussions of the spiritual disciplines. Practices of Love makes the classic spiritual disciplines relevant, doable, and meaningful for everyday Christians.

"Spiritual disciplines, if done wrong, can become a form of sanctified narcissism. Bennett's book is a welcome corrective. He turns the disciplines sideways, and in doing so life gets oriented outward. If you take him seriously, your life and your neighborhood will be changed."
--Dennis Okholm, Azusa Pacific University; author of Dangerous Passions, Deadly Sins: Learning from the Psychology of Ancient Monks

"If you stay the course with Bennett's book, you are likely to find yourself wrestling with it, as with a mysterious stranger."
--John Wilson, former editor, Books & Culture

"In this lively book, Bennett shows how our everyday working and resting, speaking and listening, eating and shopping can be Christian practices with and for our neighbors. With earnest passion and humble humor, Bennett calls us to spiritual formation that is an intentionally social expression of love."
--Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, Calvin College; author of Glittering Vices

"Bennett helps us see that spiritual disciplines are for the good of others as well as ourselves. Take up and read this antidote to spiritual heroin and be encouraged to pursue a life with God with both vertical and horizontal dimensions."
--Vincent Bacote, director, Center for Applied Christian Ethics, Wheaton College

"Love your neighbor as yourself? Easier said than done! Kyle Bennett teaches us the practices that make loving our neighbor possible, even for flawed people like ourselves."
--Gideon Strauss, Institute for Christian Studies; senior fellow, Center for Public Justice

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  • Title Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World
  • Author Kyle David Bennett; Foreword by James K. Smith
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 208
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Date 2017-08-22
  • Features Bibliography, Index, Table of Contents
  • ISBN 9781587434037 / 1587434032
  • Weight 0.65 lbs (0.29 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 in (21.34 x 13.72 x 1.52 cm)
  • Themes
    • Religious Orientation: Christian
  • Library of Congress subjects Christian life, Spiritual life - Christianity
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2017013417
  • Dewey Decimal Code 248.46

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Citations

  • Publishers Weekly, 06/19/2017, Page 0

About the author

Kyle David Bennett (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of philosophy at Caldwell University in Caldwell, New Jersey, where he also directs the Spirituality and Leadership Institute, a think tank and training center that focuses on spiritual formation and citizenship in North American democratic society. He has taught at Azusa Pacific University, Providence Christian College, and The King's College.

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