|About the Book|
In this book, Dr. Steven H. Mathews discusses the role of the spiritual disciplines in spiritual formation, including the process of Christian growth, the disciplines of prayer, fasting, study, journaling, silence, solitude, and meditation. Two additional chapters discuss the writings of Richard Baxter on worldliness and John Bunyan on devotional reading.Table of Contents:IntroductionChapter One: The Christian LifeChapter Two: Spiritual Discipline and Spiritual GrowthChapter Three: The Discipline of PrayerChapter Four: Why Prayer Matters, and What Matters in PrayerChapter Five: The Discipline of FastingChapter Six: The Discipline of StudyChapter Seven: The Discipline of JournalingChapter Eight: The Disciplines of Silence, Solitude, and MeditationChapter Nine: The Heavenward Heart: Richard Baxter on WorldlinessChapter Ten: John Bunyan on Devotional ReadingDr. Steven H. Mathews is a pastor and biblical educator, living in North Carolina. He graduated from the Florida Baptist Theological College, then earned master’s degrees in philosophy (M.A., Trinity Theological Seminary), divinity (M.Div., Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary), and business administration (M.B.A., Liberty University). He earned the Doctor of Ministry degree in applied theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and is a candidate for the Ph.D. in biblical and religious studies from the University of Pretoria. He has served churches in Florida and North Carolina during his 15 years of full time pastoral ministry, and has taught on the faculty of six colleges, seminaries, and universities.