In this handy pocket dictionary, Don Thorsen, professor of theology at Azusa Pacific Seminary, has collected more than 300 terms which have been associated with spiritual formation and faith development in Christianity. Here are practices, exercises, and disciplines from Scripture and church history, running from Abandonment to Zion.

We have compiled this brief sampler in order to give a sense of what is covered in helpful resource:

  • Activist Spirituality
  • Breath Prayer
  • Votive Candles
  • Crying Prayer
  • Five-Finger Prayer
  • Gentleness
  • Lament
  • Prayer of Aspiration
  • Praying the Alphabet
  • Wilderness