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Joy Together : Spiritual Practices for your Congregation

Posted on 26 May 2013 Gavin Glenn

"Baab exuberantly – and realistically – displays the way spiritual practices can strengthen groups or whole congregations of Christians. Her illustrations are convincing; her experiences, vast and confirming; her explanations, constructive."

Marva Dawn,
author of Keeping the Sabbath Wholly and Unfettered Hope


“The spiritual journey is not about hiking solo. It is a pilgrimage with others into prayer, hospitality, gratitude, Sabbath, etc. Those looking for ways to grow together with God will enjoy the personal and practical tack of Joy Together.”

-Adele Ahlberg Calhoun,
cominister of Redeemer Community Church


“Lynne is a wise and gentle guide to a deeper and more peaceful life. You will be blessed if you don’t just read the book but do it, slowly.”

-John Ortberg,
senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church


“Baab introduces six essential spiritual practices that can help congregations to spend time with Jesus. Her insightful book provides practical and promising ways for groups to enter God's presence and be transformed.”

-Henry G. Brinton,
pastor of Fairfax Presbyterian Church and author of The Welcoming Congregation


“Baab shows how congregations and small groups can build community and help each other by engaging in practices together.”

-Jan Johnson,
author of Spiritual Disciplines Companion and Invitation to the Jesus Life


“Baab offers a distinctive approach to cultivating deeper spiritual lives in congregations by engaging ancient faith practices in fresh and timely ways.  Her writing shimmers on every page.”

-Allan Hugh Cole Jr.,
Academic Dean, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
and editor of A Spiritual Life


“This is a great book with practical suggestions on how to enrich congregational life with spiritual practices that can be performed together. I love it.”

-Christine Sine,
Executive Director, Mustard Seed Associates, and author of GodSpace


Lynne M. Baab, is the author of several books and Bible study guides on spiritual practices, including Sabbath Keeping, Fasting, Friending and Reaching Out in a Networked World. She is a Presbyterian minister and teaches pastoral theology at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.

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