Soul making: The desert way of spirituality

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A leading spiritual writer recovers "The Desert Way of Believing" -- the spiritual pathway discovered by early Christian monks who lived in the Egyptian desert that is still relevant to Christians today. Alan Jones distills the elements that made this fully orthodox way of inner transformation a unique and important part of the early church. Refreshingly readable and filled with rich insights, Soul Making draws together the spirituality of modern literature and elements of psychology. Jones shows how the desert way can become for any spiritual seeker a soul-stretching means of experiencing the "wonder, mystery, and awe" at the heart of the Christian faith.

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Alan W. Jones, Ph.D., is the dean of Grace Cathedral (Episcopal) in San Francisco, California. He was formerly the director of ascetical theology at General Theological Seminary in New York City. Born and education in England, Jones was also on the staff of Trinity Institute of Wall Street's Trinity Church. He is well known as a speaker and retreat leader and is also the author of Journey into Christ, Exploring Spiritual Direction, and co-author of Living in the Spirit.

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