We are all made with a deep desire to be in God’s presence and to become our true selves in light of God's grace. Books from IVP Formatio follow the rich tradition of the church in the journey of spiritual formation. For spiritual directors, retreat leaders, and contemplative Christians alike, IVP Formatio titles facilitate deep and formative spiritual growth through spiritual disciplines and tools like the Enneagram.

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Morgan Harper Nichols
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Honest Worship
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Honest Worship

From False Self to True Praise

by Manuel Luz
Foreword by Rory Noland

Drawing from his own experience leading worship in a large congregation and feeling the pull of performance, Manuel Luz guides us on a journey through worship that takes us far beyond style and deep into our own souls. With spiritual practices throughout, he calls us back to an honest worship that moves past facades and pulls us inward toward the true self that God is forming within each of us.

Imaginative Prayer
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Imaginative Prayer

A Yearlong Guide for Your Child's Spiritual Formation

by Jared Patrick Boyd

How do we help our kids connect with God and experience his presence? Jared Patrick Boyd has discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. This unique resource helps us guide our children through weekly sessions of imaginative prayer, providing a yearlong experience of spiritual formation.

Invitation to a Journey
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Invitation to a Journey

A Road Map for Spiritual Formation

Transforming Resources

by M. Robert Mulholland Jr.
Introduction & Study Guide by Ruth Haley Barton

M. Robert Mulholland Jr. fleshes out a carefully worded definition of spiritual formation that encompasses the dynamics of a vital Christian life and counters our culture's tendency to trivialize, methodize and privatize spirituality. Now revised and expanded by Ruth Haley Barton with a new foreword, practices and study guide.

Invitation to Retreat
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Invitation to Retreat

The Gift and Necessity of Time Away with God

Transforming Resources

by Ruth Haley Barton

When we choose retreat we make a generous investment in our friendship with Christ. Seasoned spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton gently and eloquently leads us into an exploration of retreat as a key practice that opens us to God, guiding us through seven invitations to retreat. You will discover how to say yes to God's winsome invitation to greater freedom and surrender.

Invitation to Solitude and Silence
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Invitation to Solitude and Silence

Experiencing God's Transforming Presence

Transforming Resources

by Ruth Haley Barton
Foreword by Dallas Willard

Much of our faith and practice is about words—preaching, teaching, talking with others. Yet all of these words are not enough to take us into the real presence of God. This book is an invitation to meet God deeply and fully through solitude and silence. This expanded edition includes a guide for groups to use for both discussion and practice.

Invitations from God
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Invitations from God

Accepting God's Offer to Rest, Weep, Forgive, Wait, Remember and More

Transforming Resources

by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

God's invitations to rest, follow, remember or repent may seem less compelling than your to-do list. But Adele Calhoun believes invitations like these can heal, restore and shape where we go, what we do and who we become. Here she includes reflection questions, exercises and disciplines to help you attend to the quiet voice of the Great Inviter.

Journal Keeping
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Journal Keeping

Writing for Spiritual Growth

by Luann Budd

Luann Budd offers to help you get started journaling, and she introduces you to the power of writing as a spiritual discipline through helpful tips and examples from her own journals.

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice
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Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Encountering God Through Attentive Writing

by Helen Cepero

Helen Harmelink Cepero looks at how we can use journal writing to enhance and support other disciplines such as discernment, self-understanding, attention to God, prayer and more.

Journey with Jesus
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Journey with Jesus

Discovering the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

by Larry Warner

In Journey with Jesus, spiritual director Larry Warner guides us through the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, similar to the way he's been leading people through them in person. Ignatius wanted to help everyone, no matter what age or stage of life, experience Jesus. Through prayers and Scripture readings that largely focus on the life of Christ, the Spiritual Exercises that have been so powerful and growth-inducing for so many, including Warner, can be a tool for transformation in you as well.

Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent van Gogh
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Learning from Henri Nouwen and Vincent van Gogh

A Portrait of the Compassionate Life

by Carol A. Berry
Foreword by Sue Mosteller CSJ

Including unpublished material recorded from Henri Nouwen's lectures, this book comes at the request of the Henri Nouwen's literary estate from someone who knew him as a teacher and friend. Carol Berry brings her own experience in both ministry and art education to bear as she unpacks the much misunderstood spiritual context of Vincent van Gogh's work, and reinterprets van Gogh's art in light of Nouwen's lectures.