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Soul Food

Nourishing Essays on Contemplative Living and Leadership
  • By Margaret Benefiel, Jackson Droney, Westina Matthews
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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Shalem Institute, this collection of experiential and academic essays offers modern contemplative reflections from new and renowned voices in spiritual leadership.

Founded in 1973 by the Rev. Dr. Tilden H. Edwards, Jr., Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation offers retreats, workshops, and groups centered around contemplative spirituality. The culmination of half a century of charitable ministry, this commemorative anthology features essays written by Shalem graduates, as well as current and former board members and program directors. Its release will coincide with the Shalem Institute's 50th anniversary.

Co-edited by Shalem graduate and board member Westina Matthews, Shalem's Executive Director Margaret Benefiel, and Jackson Droney, Shalem's Director of Operations and Online Learning, Soul Food takes an inclusive and contemporary approach to contemplative living and leadership. Designed in alignment with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, this vital book spotlights authors of different ethnicities, faith backgrounds, and gender identities, while consistently centering the development of day-to-day practices designed to deepen engagement with the divine. With essays from notable contributors from Shalem's past and present, such as Tilden Edwards, the institute's founder and former director; Gay Byron, Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Howard University; and Carl McColman, well-known Christian mystic and spiritual director, this collection looks to the future, set to serve as an invaluable resource in spiritual formation for the next 50 years, and beyond.

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    • SKU: 9781640656345
    • Manufacturer: Church Pub Inc
    • ISBN 13: 9781640656345
    • Publication Date: 09/19/2023
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Margaret Benefiel
    • Author: Westina Matthews
    • Author: Jackson Droney

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