Linda Perrone Rooney, experienced spiritual director and author of the popular Habits of the Soul, brings over forty years of experience in pastoral leadership to bear as she offers readers an eight-step plan to living as disciples, translating head-knowledge of Christ into everyday action in her book Walking the Disciple’s Path.
Walking the Disciple’s Path: Eight Steps That Will Change Your Life and the World challenges readers to live as disciples—actively putting into practice the values, behaviors, and teachings of Jesus. With exceptionally graceful prose, Rooney walks readers through the gospel, moving from understanding to transformation—from head to heart to action—combining the intellectual and spiritual “aha moments” that impel us to follow Christ more intentionally.
Rooney eloquently describes eight scripturally based steps that lead readers to a change of heart: surrender yourself daily, live as a blessing, overcome violence, give for the right reasons, pray like Jesus, see the good in others, offer compassion and healing, and live without fear.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“Invites us to reawaken our religious imagination.”
“Woven in faith and love and rich with wit and wisdom, Walking the Disciple’s Path invites us to reawaken our religious imagination to explore the Gospels in deeper and more meaningful ways. Linda Rooney invites us into this experience with meditations, personal stories, thoughtful reflection questions, and creative rituals. Each of her eight steps challenge and inspire us to experience Jesus and his message as if for the first time. This is the perfect book for those seeking to embrace the Gospel message, but just don’t know where to begin.”
Author of Blessed Are You
“An excellent guide.”
“Walking the Disciple's Path provides an excellent guide for anyone attempting to discern how God is calling him or her as a disciple. Rooney assists the reader in developing a deeper, more personal relationship with their God and directs the disciple to ways of living this relationship. She helps our ‘hearts respond to our reflections’ in ways that lead to action.”
Loughlan Sofield, S.T.
Coauthor of Principled Ministry
“I'd like to put it into the hands of anyone who ever doubted or desired greater faith.”
“In Walking the Disciple's Path, Linda Rooney has provided us with a road map for the modern spiritual life. This book is loaded with practical advice and challenging principles, a step-by-step guide to understanding and growing in our intimacy with Christ. It reads like a ‘journal for the soul.’ I'd like to put it into the hands of anyone who ever doubted or desired greater faith.”
“Positive, faith-filled, and mature Christianity.”
“Why do we make the Gospel academic and distant when Jesus is so honest, warm, and real? Why do we make Jesus threatening when in life he was so inviting? Why do we make the message a moral contest instead of a mystical encounter? Well, this fine book will make none of those mistakes. Linda Rooney offers you positive, faith-filled, and mature Christianity.”
Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Center for Action and Contemplation