Resilient. The word describes the ability to spring back after being bent or stretched out of shape. Resilient people weather life’s storms. They may get hit but they get up again—maybe even stronger than before.
Researchers into resilience are agreed: there are mental, emotional, social, and spiritual factors that help build inner strength in us. In my new book Resilient: Your Invitation to a Jesus-Shaped Life I share how I discovered these factors in a surprising place: Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. It turns out Jesus beat the psychologists to their discoveries by a couple of millennia.
This accompanying ebook is a short invitation to five spiritual practices implicit in Jesus’ Sermon. Ultimately, resilience isn’t developed through reading or thought alone, but through action. Five Practices for a Resilient Life is a primer for taking that action.
The 5 Practices
Through story, reflection and practical action steps, Five Practices for a Resilient Life helps you explore these resilience-building disciplines:
Practice 1: Mission
Having a sense of purpose and accomplishment by connecting to a cause greater than yourself
Practice 2: Contemplation
Making time for rest and reflection that brings clarity and builds faith
Practice 3: Simplicity
Focusing on what is important by relinquishing what is not
Practice 4: Forgiveness
Freeing ourselves by forgiving others of their wrongdoing
Practice 5: Prayer
Exploring an ancient prayer that has empowered some of the most resilient people in history
How to Get it
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Here’s to a resilient life.