The Lost Discipline of Conversation

Surprising Lessons in Spiritual Formation Drawn from the English Puritans

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Joanne J. Jung
  • Grand Rapids, MI: 
    , June
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Recovering Spiritual Practices of the Past titles reach beyond commonly known spiritual formation practices in order to mine the wisdom of the past, bringing to light ways of thinking, living, and growing in Christ that the church today has largely overlooked.

In The Lost Discipline of Conversation, spiritual formation professor and author Joanne Jung walks readers through the Puritan practice of "conference," or focused, spiritual conversations intended to promote ongoing transformation. An antidote to privatized faith, conference calls believers to biblical literacy and soul care in a context of transparency and accountability.

Useful for believers in any sphere or ministry or stage in life, conference is ultimately a tool for nurturing mutual, godly authenticity within community.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Joanne J. Jung is Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Biola University.


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