Pastors and others who want to develop their skills as teachers of prayer and spiritual practices will find in this book not only wisdom for themselves but easily accessible lesson plans, enabling them to share Vennard's insights with others while infusing the activities with their own spirit and creative ideas. Through this book, readers' hearts are made ready to explore the wonder of strengthening their relationship with God through prayer.
Jane E. Vennard is a United Church of Christ pastor and spiritual director and has been leading retreats for more that 15 years. An adjunct faculty member at Illiff School of Theology, Denver, she teaches courses on prayer, spirituality, spiritual direction, and retreat design and leadership. She is also the author of Be Still: Designing and Leading Contemplative Retreats.