Now, more than ever, there is an alarming number of people searching for spiritual health, a subversive movement leaving a once vibrant faith behind. The process of deconstructing one’s faith can be helpful, but without intentional reconstruction, people end up doing more harm than good. There is a global trend of Christians returning to the liturgy of the early Church as an antidote to the overly-produced mega-church versions that tend to leave people in first gear, while simultaneously encouraging them to jump directly to fifth gear without all the preparation found in the middle gears. In Learning to Be, Chad E. Jarnagin shares a life-changing perspective of a healthy faith by challenging and investigating spiritual orientations, postures, and healthy ways forward.
Learning to Be posits that people are not able to move forward with new, healthy practices and rhythms without first healing from past toxins, abuse, and unhealthy patterns. Chad points out some of the issues believers face and why in order to show that there are healthy ways forward through new (old) spiritual practices and postures that enhance and assist stillness and a slower pace. He also provides weekly worship directions and traditions that help reorient a life of devotion while addressing spiritual practices found in Anglicanism, as well as Benedictine and Ignatian Spirituality that help people of all sectors of faith move forward and learn to be still again.