Resources for Spiritual Formation

Resources for Spiritual Formation

Spiritual Formation Is at the Heart of NavPress

What is spiritual formation? For Christians, it means that we are continually on the journey to becoming more like Jesus, for the glory of God and the good of others.

NavPress seeks out works that help followers of Jesus move forward toward this goal by offering life-transforming resources that will edify, instruct, and inspire. While this isn’t an exhaustive list of our books on spiritual formation, you will find several to equip and strengthen you.

The Legacy of Jerry Bridges

“This classic makes one think, pray, get real with God, repent, and find joy in wise obedience more effectively than any other book I know. I cannot recommend it too highly.” – J.I. Packer

Find Jerry Bridges’ books here.

The Lasting Influence of Dallas Willard Lives On

Dallas emphasized the importance of intentionally choosing to live your daily life in ways you believe Jesus would live it if he were you.

He considered spiritual exercises like prayer, service, study, worship, solitude, and fasting an important means of that intentional decision to grow in Christlikeness through God’s grace. What made his teaching so contagious was his gentle manner and thoughtful invitation to take small steps with God that quietly and certainly lead to transforming us into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Read more about Dallas Willard’s life and works here.

How Spiritual Formation Can Help Heal Your Wounds

Books like Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, The Path Out of Loneliness: Finding and Fostering Connection to God, Ourselves, and One Another, Holy Vulnerability: Spiritual Practices for the Broken, Ashamed, Anxious, and Afraid, and Calm My Anxious Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Finding Contentment provide a path to healing from wounds and hurts. Whether you read a book independently or with a small group, a mentor or friend, or a professional counselor, you will find hope as you grow to become more like Christ.

Prayer and Spiritual Formation

Our books on prayer are accessible and relational, offering a fresh approach to jump-start your prayer life and grow closer to God.

Guiding Your Family in Spiritual Formation

NavPress encourages married couples, parents, families, and even those heading into the later years of life with rhythms, practices, and stories that strengthen will your relationship to God and to each other.

Classic Spiritual Formation Resources

NavPress has a variety of classics such as Donald Whitney’s Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Brennan Manning’s Abbas Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging and many others that will meet you where you’re at and guide you along the path to Christlikeness.