On this fall’s Shelf Life, a recommended reading list of the Mennonite Brethren Seminary is a book called The Godbearing Life. While this book makes some very good points regarding today’s issues in youth ministry, it cannot be denied that its solution includes opening the door to the ancient practices of contemplative spiritual disciplines.
The Godbearing Life is written by Kenda Creasy Dean of Princeton Theological Seminary, which has a very contemplative youth ministry that is linked with the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project, another contemplative organization. Creasy was even a speaker at the 2006 National Youth Worker’s Convention, a Youth Specialties event.
The Godbearing Life is an Upper Room book (another organization devoted to contemplative spiritual formation).
This book has been promoted and recommended by the following Mennonite organizations:
Direction Journal, Kindred Productions of the Mennonite Brethren Churches in North America (here), the MB Conference (here and here), and by Mennonite Church Canada, where resources on contemplative spiritual disciplines are already heavily promoted.For links and to read the rest of this article, click here.