Life Together in Christ

By Ruth Haley Barton
Intervarsity Press · 2014 · Paperback / Softback Trade paperback
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Have you joined a church or small group in hopes of experiencing real life change, only to be disappointed? Have you sat through inspiring sermons about what is possible when Christians gather together in mutually edifying relationships, only to recognize how cynical you have become after many failed attempts? Community may be one of the most over-promised, under-delivered aspects of the Christian life today. Individuals remain selfish and stuck in their ways. Communities become spiritually lifeless or even fall apart because we don't know how to experience transformation together. Transforming community does not come primarily from listening to inspiring preaching or adding another church program. It emerges as we embrace a shared commitment to the attitudes, practices and behaviors that open us to Christ in our midst. And that's whereLife Together in Christ comes in. Reflecting on the story of the two disciples who meet Christ on the Emmaus Road, Ruth Haley Barton offers this interactive guide for small groups of spiritual companions who are ready to encounter Christ in transforming ways--right where they are on the road of real life.

Product Information

# of Pages: 192
Fiction: Non-Fiction
Item: 9780830846023
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Published: 2014
Binding: Paperback / Softback Trade paperback
BISAC: RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth

Ruth Haley Barton

Ruth Haley Barton (D.D., Northern Seminary) is a trained spiritual director (Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation), teacher and retreat leader. She is founder of The Transforming Center. Among her books are Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms and Invitation to Solitude and Silence.


Ruth Haley Barton is founder of The Transforming Center (, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of pastors and Christian leaders. A teacher, spiritual director, and retreat leader, she has served on the pastoral staff of several churches including Willow Creek Community Church and is the author of numerous books and resources on the spiritual life including Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership, Sacred Rhythms, and Invitation to Solitude and Silence

Life Together in Christ

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