Leader and Media Guides to A Christian Guide to Spirituality Now Available

1_Hagia_Sophia_book_cover_front_web_6x9_07282014This past week was launch week for A Christian Guide to Spirituality.  The printer, CreateSpace, set up the webpage on Amazon.com much faster than anticipated.  This meant that a week’s worth of work had to be done in a couple days.  Please excuse the departure from my normal posting routine here on T2Pneuma.net.

Because A Christian Guide to Spirituality is both a devotional and a study in Christian spirituality, it should make for an interesting focus for a small group or church-wide study.  One activity that kept me busy this past week was preparing a Leader Guide to the book. The Leader Guide provides an overview of the book both in the form of a post (text) and You-Tube video.  Volume discounts are available for church leaders making purchases [1].

Because of changes in the production and marketing of books in recent years, authors need to publicize their own books. Currently, A Christian Guide to Spirituality has its own website (T2Pneuma.com).  The website also includes a Media Guide specifically designed to assist media personal in developing online and “live” interviews with me, the author.  The Media Guide takes the form of a series of question for the interviewer to pose and my response in form of both a post (text) and a You-Tube video.  While the Leader Guide focuse on the book, the Media Guide focuses more on the author and process of writing.

Books have been written on the many things that author-publishers need to do in writing, designing, and launching books.  The process is both terribly interesting and a bit intimidating.  I appreciate your willingness to follow along with me in this journey and I hope that you will consider using A Christian Guide to Spirituality in your devotions and recommend it to your family, friends, and church group.

If you would like to help get the word out on a A Christian Guide to Spirituality, please mention the website (T2Pneuma.com) on social media.

Thank you.


[1] Get 20% off the list price on orders of 10 or more books at www.CreateSpace.com/4669702.  On checkout, enter this code (U7REX9Q4).  For  orders of 50 or more books, receive 30% off by entering code (83WZLNW4).

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A Christian Guide to Spirituality Now Available!

1_Hagia_Sophia_book_cover_front_web_6x9_07282014A Christian Guide to Spirituality is now available (in the U.S.) on Amazon.com.  It is also available on CreateSpace’s eStore [1].

I would encourage you to visit the T2Pneuma Publishers LLC website (Link) where Leader and Media Guides are available.  You can also navigate there by selecting the Publisher menu above.

Below is a brief introduction.


A Christian Guide to Spirituality: Foundations for Disciples

Authored by Stephen W. Hiemstra, Foreword by Neal D. Presa, Edited by Reid Satterfield

List Price: $12.95

T2Pneuma Publishers LLC

ISBN-13: 978-0615971353 (Custom)
ISBN-10: 0615971350
BISAC: Religion / Spirituality

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
230 pages

Spirituality is lived belief. When we pray, worship, or reach out to our neighbors, we live out our beliefs. Our beliefs structure our spirituality like skin stretched over the bones of our bodies.

These beliefs start with faith in God the Father through Jesus Christ as revealed through the Holy Spirit in scripture, in the church, and in daily life. Our Trinitarian theology orders our beliefs. Without a coherent theology, we lose our identity in space and time having no map or compass to guide us on our way. In the end, we focus on ourselves, not God.

Christian spirituality starts with God, not with us.

A Christian Guide to Spirituality takes the form of 50 daily devotions. Each topic is treated with a scriptural reference, reflection, prayer, and questions for discussion. Occasionally, references are provided for further study. The first four chapters (Introduction, Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Apostle’s Creed) cover 40 days making them suitable as a Lenten study. Ten additional days focus on the spiritual disciplines and a short conclusion. Fifty days of study allow an Easter study running through Pentecost.

Reading A Christian Guide to Spirituality will help readers understand Christian spirituality better and nurture their faith. There is no such thing as quality time with the Lord; there is only time. The living God speaks to us in many ways, but especially through scripture. These three sources cited (Ten Commandments, Lord’s Prayer, and Apostle’s Creed) are commonly called the “rule of faith” (regula fidei) and were utilized for nearly two millennia as a means to apprentice the faith. These sources are the heart of the confessions of most Christian faith communities and denominations.

Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, aspiring pastor, economist, and writer. He lives with his wife, Maryam, of thirty years in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children. The forward is written by Neal D. Presa, past moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

This book might be classified appropriately in spirituality, Christian living, devotion, faith, religion, and theology.


What people are saying…

You have my blessing. It’s book that needed to be written. It will do a lot of good.
– Peter John Kreeft, Boston College

Stephen provides a helpful, accessible guide using the classic catechetical structure of the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Apostles’ Creed.
– David A. Currie, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

This is a book for those who want to understand how best to have a living faith and an ever deepening devotional and experiential knowledge of God.
– Stephen Macchia, Pierce Center for Disciple-Building

[1] www.CreateSpace.com/4669702.

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