The Joy of Spiritual Living
Simple Steps to Your Best Self
Authors : Frank Rose and Bob Maginel
Format : Paperback, 160 pages,
Release date : 2014
Many people think of spiritual growth as solitary work that happens outside of everyday life. But through decades of group work, authors Frank Rose and Bob Maginel have developed a program of spiritual growth that works best in the midst of daily living. Through a series of eight exercises, readers learn how to raise their awareness and their spirits to a higher level, to connect more readily with their Higher Power, and to unlock authentic spiritual joy even at life's most challenging moments. For people working in groups, the authors include suggestions for structuring spiritual growth meetings and tools for discussion facilitators. For individuals using the book alone, Rose and Maginel provide transcripts of their own group's discussions, challenges, and 'Aha!' moments, so the reader can share in the group experience. Building on their previous book, The Joy of Spiritual Growth, Rose and Maginel offer more of the gentle wisdom and practical techniques that have made their spiritual growth program an enduring success.
Frank Rose received an M.Div. from the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, where he also taught. He has served as pastor to groups in England, Scotland, Wales, Holland, Belgium, France, and Canada in addition to serving at the Sunrise Chapel in Tucson, Arizona, where he co-founded the spiritual growth program upon which this book is based. He is the author of several books, including The Joy of Spiritual Growth (also co-authored with Bob Maginel). Frank and his wife, Louise, currently live in Tucson, Arizona.
Bob Maginel spent twenty-two years in the US Air Force, retiring at the rank of colonel with degrees in management (University of Texas) and science (Air Force Institute of Technology). Following his retirement, he founded Mobility Manufacturing Inc., a maker of powered wheelchairs. He and Frank Rose co-founded the Arizona Spiritual Growth Foundation, and both continue to serve on the board. Maginel currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.
A useful blend of exercises and practical suggestions that lend themselves to small-group study.
- Library Journal