Journal Keeping: Writing for Spiritual Growth

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InterVarsity Press, Jan 29, 2002 - Religion - 190 pages
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 journaling with Scriptures." In each brief chapter, Luann Budd draws on her own life and writing. She shows how to put each of her ideas into practice. And she provides additional inspiration and examples from significant men and women throughout history who have journaled. Read this book to discover the transforming power of journal keeping!

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User Review  - Chris Hildebrandt -

This is one of the most helpful book I've found for journaling. The author gives great examples and suggestions concerning how to get started, what kind of journal or paper to use, using more than one ... Read full review

User Review  - Nan E -

I bought this book to help my journaling practices, but came away with so much more! When I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. There is so much more to this book than journaling; the author's ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Luann Budd has taught writing at San Jose State University. She is the Chair of the Board of the Network of Evangelical Women in Ministry ( and is a frequent retreat speaker for organizations like NEWIM and The Springs Retreat. She is the author of Reflective Writing (now out of print). If you are a woman looking for a retreat that is designed specifically to help you grow deeper in your love for the Lord through the contemplative approaches IVP Formatio books describe (reflection, prayer, listening, silence, solitude, fasting, reading the Word), please join Luann at The Springs in California. See the NEWIM website ( for additional information.

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