Seeds of Faith by Jeremy Langford covers an astonishing variety of spiritual practices, and does so in such a joy-filled and inviting way that we instantly feel at home. Buy this book.
--Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and Life with God Jeremy Langford's multiple talents as a superb writer, a loving father, a dedicated worker, and an ardent believer, combine to make his new book perfect for anyone seeking to lead a faith-filled life in the real world. Through an artful use of the Christian tradition, insights from the spiritual masters, and compelling real-life examples, Langford shows seekers and believers alike how God can be found in all things, and how the ordinary events in our lives can be places of extraordinary grace.
--James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints
In every moment and event in our lives, God plants seeds which we may or may not notice in our paths. Our challenge is to prepare the soil of our lives to receive and nurture these seeds so that they may take root and help us grow closer to God.
By tapping into the spiritual practices revealed in scripture and throughout Christian tradition, we come to embrace what God the Gardener is doing in our lives and, in turn, to share God's grace with the world. The healthier our spiritual lives, the more abundant will be the fruits of our love, hope, joy, and kindness.
This book is for seekers of all ages and walks of life – college students, parents, professionals, the lapsed and the weary, as well as seasoned saints who wish to deepen their faith in small but meaningful ways, and it covers topics such as:
Why Believe? The Practice of Doubt
Awareness: The Practice of Seeking
Loneliness vs. Being Alone: The Practice of Solitude
Spiritual Exercise: The Practice of Practice
Touchstones of the Sacred: The Practice of Living Sacramentally
How, Then, Shall I Live? The Practice of Vocation
Happy Are They: The Practice of Celebration
When Did We See You Hungry? The Practice of Mercy
Following Christ: The Practice of Discipleship