Provides guidance and help to those who wish to explore the riches of Christian spirituality. Marjorie Thompson offers a framework for understanding the spiritual disciplines as well as instruction in developing and nurturing those practices. Thompson's discussions on topics such as prayer, spiritual reading, worship, fasting, self-examination, and hospitality are clear, practical, and inspirational. This book is ideal for both the individual reader and the church study group. Includes practical exercises, a group study guide, and an annotated bibliography.