New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer," Upper Room Worshipbook

Used by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

The Upper Room Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation

Keith Beasley-Topliffe, Editor • February 2017

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This reference book, compiled with the help of more than 50 scholars from many denominations, provides a basic guide to Christian spiritual formation through more than 470 entries. It covers such subjects as great spiritual teachers of the past and present, important topics in Christian spirituality, and ways to pray and lead groups in prayer and spiritual growth.

Containing enough information to get you started but not so many details as to overwhelm, the entries in this dictionary answer such questions as:

  • What is spiritual formation?
  • What is grace? How does it help me grow?
  • What is centering prayer? How do I do it?
  • Who is Hildegard of Bingen? What did she write?
  • How can I grow in forgiveness?
  • What are Fowler's stages of faith? What are other ways of talking about stages of spiritual growth?

This dictionary also includes a chart that compares various Christian spiritual traditions, plus a list of significant spiritual classics by title and author.

Keith Beasley-Topliffe retired in July 2016 after serving as a United Methodist pastor for 36 years. He holds a BA from Cornell University, an MDiv from Boston University School of Theology, and an MA from The Institute of Formative Spirituality, Duquesne University.Beasley-Topliffe was the editor of The Upper Room Spiritual Classics, a major contributor to The Spiritual Formation Bible, and general editor of The Upper Room Dictionary of Spiritual Formation. He is the author of Surrendering to God: Living the Covenant Prayer (Paraclete Press, 2004).

ISBN: 978-0-8358-1628-1

Kindle ISBN: 978-0-8358-1629-8

EPub ISBN: 978-0-8358-1630-4

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: February 2017

Trim Size: 7.5 in (w) x 9.25 in (h) x in (d)

Page Count: 314

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christianity / General

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