Kneeling with Giants

Hansen separates the wheat from chaff. He discovers valuable nourishment in each of their approaches to prayer ... It achieves what few others dare. Hansen goes a long way toward bridging the gap between doctrine and faith. And he does it with simplicity and an invitational spirit.
The Presbyterian Outlook best experience of leading an adult ed class, and so much of that is due to your book. It is really at the right level for my congregation: well written and engaging history that many of them have never encountered before, plus practical descriptions of how to pray.
Matt Wright

Love Your Bible

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Best modern introduction to 'Lectio Divina'

To obtain the most from this resource, you simply cannot just read the words on the page but must put them into practice. Fortunately, this book is slim enough to keep with your Bible, perhaps tucked into your Bible cover, to refer to often.
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Heidelberg Catechism Participant’s Book

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With great success, we used Gary Neal Hansen’s study of The Heidelberg Catechism in a year-long presbytery study of the new translation ... the study provided us the first opportunity in many years to 'do theology' together in a careful, sustained, respectful and dialogical way. I highly recommend it for adults who want better to understand the faith of the church.

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Letters to a Young Pastor: Get Ready. Get Set. THEN Go.

Dear ______: Thanks for writing back. I’m very glad to be able to talk more about your growing sense of being called to ministry. You had a great insight when you said that you are actually feeling called to seminary. You are right: you still have plenty of time to think about whether you want to […]

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Cooking, Wrath, and the Suffering of Christ (Heidelberg Catechism Q37)

Yesterday I made a batch of strawberry jam. (Those who follow me on Facebook know jam making is something of an obsession.) Well, I walked away at the wrong moment and the jam burned. The bottom layer went beyond “carmelized” to “carbonized.” Charred black, fused to the stainless steel bottom of the pan. I just hate […]


Letters to a Young Pastor: Are You Called to Ministry?

Dear _______: I was so glad to get your email. Seeing your faith develop has been a highlight of these last two years. It has been a great privilege, actually. And now you tell me that you are feeling called to the ministry, or wondering if you are. You ask whether I think this could possibly […]

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Knowing Christ, Knowing Mystery: (Heidelberg Catechism Q35)

Listen to what Christians say about Jesus and we often fall into two groups: Some want to focus on his humanity, encouraged that God sent us someone who can really identify with our problems — like by being one of us. Others want to focus on his divinity, encouraged that he is big enough to help in […]