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Your journey to faith formation

New book describes a four-stage metaphorical pilgrimage

by Westminster John Knox Press | Special to Presbyterian News Service

“The Pilgrim’s Compass” is a new book on faith formation published by Westminster John Knox Press. (Contributed image)

LOUISVILLE — Westminster John Knox Press announces the release of “The Pilgrim’s Compass: Finding and Following the God We Seek” by Paul H. Lang. The creator of the adult faith-formation program The Pilgrimage, Lang provides a compass to shepherd readers through a metaphorical pilgrimage, encouraging disciples to consider their lives a journey for faith formation. During this journey, readers will walk through the four stages of faithfulness. Disciples will encounter God; wrestle with God; be wounded, as will God; and be reborn as a new person with a new name.

Walter Brueggemann, author of “Sabbath as Resistance” and “Interrupting Silence,” states, “Lang understands that ours is a time for restless, thoughtful Christians to be on the move in bold, venturesome ways beyond the familiar. This book is a welcome, hands-on presentation that will serve thoughtful Christians well in a time that calls for fresh obedience.”

“As we make our way into the 21st century, many are looking for an expression of discipleship that speaks meaningfully to Christians in our time,” Lang writes. “There is a yearning among people of faith for a discipleship that is at one and the same time more personally intimate and relevant and also grows out of and nurtures authentic Christian community.” Learn how to grow and nurture such authentic Christian community in “The Pilgrim’s Compass,” now available through Westminster John Knox Press and other major retailers.

Paul H. Lang is Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church in Fargo, North Dakota, and Executive Director of The Institute of Church Renewal. A graduate of Furman University, Lang has earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary. He is the creator of The Pilgrimage, an adult faith-formation program.

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