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Crafting a Rule of Life: An Invitation to the Well-Ordered Way

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Your personal rule of life is a holistic description of the Spirit-empowered rhythms and relationships that create, redeem, sustain and transform the life God invites you to humbly fulfill for Christ's glory. All of us have an unwritten personal rule of life. We wake at certain times, get ready for our days in particular ways, use our free time for assorted purposes and p ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published February 16th 2012 by IVP Books (first published January 16th 2012)
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Garland Vance
Over the last year, I have learned about a rule of life and seen how valuable it can be in someone's life. I applaud Macchia for his attempt in helping others craft a comprehensive rule of life. Here is what I appreciated about the book:

1. Macchia focuses on holistic growth. He has the reader evaluate his or her walk with Christ, money, relationships, work, etc. and includes that in the rule of life development. He also approaches time holistically--having the reader craft his or her rule of lif
Dec 31, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it
A workbook of sorts offered for individual and group reflection towards the goal of a rule of life. Based in relationships, gifts, desires, vision, and missions (Framing the Rule) it seeks to transfer that basis to time, trust, temple, treasure, and talents (spiritual, relational, physical, monetary, and missional life), to form a personal rule. I appreciate that the last two chapters are about fulfilling the rule, specifically in the context of a local church. Each chapter offers personal quest ...more
Wesley Yaryan
Nov 02, 2012 Wesley Yaryan rated it it was amazing
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so far, this book has really challenged me in my thinking and hopefull in my actions. If you want your life to remain as it always has been, then this book is not for you, but if you truly want growth in your life then work through this book and let it wotk on you.
Clint Walker
May 06, 2012 Clint Walker rated it really liked it
Between 1500 and 2000 years ago, Benedict of Nursia began a movement within Christian circles that continues to this day. He led people to an isolated place, and called them to live in intentional community so that they could teach and live out their Christian beliefs more faithfully. At the center of this community was the Rule of Benedict, which was covenant written by Benedict that guided their lives together in community. A "rule" in this sense is not so much a legalistic document that conta ...more
Apr 16, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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