Joint Venture

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Joint Venture

Practical Spirituality for Everyday Pilgrims

by Jeanie Miley

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Paperback | 224 Pages

Spiritual Growth / Inspiration
ISBN: 978-1-57312-581-9

Brief Description

“Jeanie Miley is an authority on things spiritual and on what she calls the Joint Venture, because she knows the Author of Life and the Giver of Salvation and the Inspirer of our Souls and Lives. She is an authority on matters of the heart and our walk with God because she has prayed without ceasing and traveled the world from without and from within for truth. She has walked with many fellow pilgrims and has taken the wounds of her life—the wounds that we all have to a greater or lesser degree—and she has with conviction and honesty taken us to the scarred but redemptive hands of Jesus. She has shown us how grace leaks out of the brokenness of our lives, and that we not only need God but each other in the Joint Venture of grace. Reading this book is a feast. Come to the table and be fed.”

—From the Foreword, by James W. Nutter,
Rector, Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas

About the Author

Jeanie Miley is a writer and columnist, a retreat leader, and speaker on topics of spiritual growth and contemplative prayer. She is the author of ten books and has written a weekly newspaper column, “Growing Edges,” for thirty-three years. Trained at the Spiritual Direction Institute in Houston, Texas, Jeanie has read and studied broadly in the areas of spiritual growth and is a spiritual director. Her work rests, as she says, on a “four-legged stool”—Bible study, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, contemplative prayer, and Jungian psychology. Jeanie teaches a popular women’s Bible study at River Oaks Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and at other sites in the Houston area. She is a frequent retreat leader for groups across the country. Visit www.jeaniemiley.com for more information.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Spiritual . . . or Religious?
The Calling to the Sacred Journey
Who Is God to You?
Who Are You to God?
The Making of Ordinary Saints
Hitting the Wall
The Great Consents
Fig Leaves, Masks, and Other Cover-ups
Surrender
Priests to Each Other
Guarding Your Heart
Kairos Time, Synchronicity, and Other Mysteries
Carrying the Message
Blessed Assurance

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