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Journal Keeping: Writing for Spiritual Growth

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Would you like to journal, but you're not sure how to start? Do you love to journal, but need some fresh ideas? Here's a book to help you discover (or recover) the power of writing as a spiritual discipline. In these pages you'll find intriguing and encouraging insights on topics like "ordinary things," "discovery journaling," "drawing from another's well" and "dialogue jo ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Inter-Varsity Press
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Dec 10, 2013 Ethan rated it really liked it
I loved all the ideas this book has given me for journaling. I had been journaling for some time before I read this, so the beginning was an encouragement to me to keep journaling rather than the impetus I needed to start. I agree with the author that journaling is a wonderful tool than can bring great spiritual growth and encouragement, and even though journaling may not be for everyone, I think everyone could benefit from it. Now that I've made my way all the way through, I will be using this ...more
Mandy J. Hoffman
Apr 12, 2016 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it really liked it
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"Journal Keeping: Writing for Spiritual Growth" is my #FromMyBookshelfToYours recommendation for today.
Budd opens the book by laying a foundation for journal keeping and the proceeds to give many short chapters that present all the various ways to journal. While I've heard of many of these ideas here and there, she still offers many new ones and twists on old ones. This short and easy read not only gives new ideas but shows the benefits of each concept. This book is written from a spiritual ang
Dean P.
Feb 28, 2009 Dean P. rated it it was amazing
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This is a good little book that delves into the benefits of keeping a journal as a spiritual discipline. Budd considers many historical Christian figures and emphasizes their ability to keep journals and diaries.

Two passages from the book sum up her argument for keeping a regular journal.

"Journal keeping can help us to embrace wisdom, respond to the Lord and grow deeper in relationship with Christ." (p 28)

"Private writing gives us the time we need to pause and consider our lives. It gives us tim
Lady Jane
Sep 07, 2014 Lady Jane rated it it was amazing
An extremely well-written, genuinely useful classic on journaling as a tool for spiritual growth. I really appreciated Budd's variety of ideas which one can then adapt to one's own style and season of life. I plan to refer to this gem again and again and again.
Jan 18, 2014 Amy rated it it was amazing
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Excellent, great ideas and insights. If you like to write you will feel inspired to use new techniques as well as continue in what you are already doing!
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