NEW Book: “The Spiritual Journey – Understanding the Stages of Faith”

In December last year, one of my goals for 2018 was to publish three books. Well, number three was released a few weeks ago. It’s called The Spiritual Journey: Understanding the Stages of Faith. I am really excited about it as I believe this material will be of help to many people in their spiritual journey, whether seekers, beginners, or experienced travellers.

When you are on a journey, it helps to have a map of the terrain and a guide to help you along the way. In this book, I present such a map and seek guide people through the stages of faith that are common to the spiritual journey. This journey is rarely linear or in a straight line. There are many curves, twists and surprises along the way. Sometimes we seem to move in circles or in random patterns that don’t make sense at the time. Nevertheless, God is at work in our lives. Welcome to the journey of faith.

The book can be purchased from WORD in Australia or internationally from Amazon in either paperback or eBook format.

Here are a few endorsements:

“Christians throughout the world are asking themselves what lifelong discipleship really means in today’s fast-changing culture. Mark Conner has written a thoughtful guide, combining his own personal experience with insightful Biblical and theological reflection – all of it offering practical ways to live as faithful followers of Jesus.”

John Drane
UK Theologian and Best-Selling Author

“If you want to move out of safety zones and follow Jesus’ trail of the full human being through the seasons of life, this book gives some great tips born of the author’s experience.”

Ray Simpson
Best selling author of Celtic Christianity and Founding Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda in Lindisfarne, UK

“Too often in our very individualistic culture, we assume what we are going through in our faith journey is unique. Mark Conner’s book ‘The Spiritual Journey’ helps us understand that we are not alone in our various stages of faith. With insight, clarity, helpful descriptions and personal stories, Mark has produced a book that should be compulsory reading for Christians of all ages.”

Cheryl McCallum
Minister, Church Leader, experienced Theological Educator

“When you read the Hebrew Scriptures you discover a people growing in their journey of faith and understanding of God. It helps to reflect on Israel’s progressive redemptive story in light of our own faith pilgrimage. Mark’s book provides insight, stories and excellent application to assist us as we contemplate our progression with a God who loves us through all our stages of faith.”

Nicole Conner
Writer, Blogger and Storyteller

“Mark’s teaching on navigating the spiritual journey is unique, biblical and helpful for everyone wanting to become a fully devoted follower of Jesus. Our leadership team, made up of all ages and stages of faith, were blessed by Mark’s insights and discovered new ways to draw closer to God and become more like Jesus in their season of life and ministry.”

Jason Elsmore
Senior Pastor, Gateway Baptist Church, Brisbane Australia

“The Bible compares our life to ‘a mist that appears for a little time’. However, the inner world of a person is as complicated as a universe. Passing through different periods of development, we are faced with challenges and difficult circumstances. This book by Mark Conner gives answers to many crucial questions and helps everyone on this unique journey.”

Vasily Dotsenko
Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church Novosibirsk, Russia

“Following Jesus is a lifelong quest – a journey. In this book Mark Conner gives clarity and insight to the stages we can expect to pass through on that journey. Full of biblical wisdom and inspiring personal reflections, this is a book for everyone on the journey, no matter what age or stage.”

David Ratten
Churches of Christ Minister, Experienced Church Leader, Speaker and Mentor

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