Baker Academic Spring 2023 Catalog


Introduction to Spirituality Cultivating a Lifestyle of Faithfulness Gary Tyra FOUNDATIONS FOR SPIRIT-FILLED CHRISTIANITY Jerry Ireland, Paul W. Lewis, and Frank D. Macchia, series editors This introduction explores Christian spirituality as a pursuit of the global church today. It encourages students to adopt a lifestyle spirituality, which involves relational intimacy with the triune God. Gary Tyra is well known for his work in the field of Christian spir - ituality and has years of experience in the classroom and in the church. In this book, Tyra encourages us to adopt a Pauline lifestyle spirituality, whereby we keep in step with the Holy Spirit so that we might experience an ongoing mentoring relationship with the Son in order to faithfully and fruitfully engage in the mission of the Father. Keeping in step with the spirit unfolds in a “lifestyle spiritu - ality,” a collection of convictions, commitments, and customs that constitute the disciple’s lifelong journey with the triune God. This book is part of a new series that reflects the changing face of global Christianity. Series volumes are written by leading Pente- costal/Charismatic scholars who highlight themes of interest to Pentecostal/Charismatic students; however, the books are re- spectful, appreciative, and inclusive of a variety of church families and traditions. “Tyra’s accessible treatment of spiritual life in, with, and through the real person of Christ available by the Holy Spirit is a welcome addition to recent spiritual formation literature. Biblically grounded and theologically engaged, Introduction to Spirituality is an excel- lent resource for anyone interested in going deeper in Christian spiritual life.” —STEVE L. PORTER, Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture, Westmont College PRAISE FOR THE SERIES “Among the various Pentecostal-related book series that exist, church and academy are finally ready for Foundations for Spirit- Filled Christianity, which relays the insights and perspectives of mature Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and biblical scholars on a broad array of important theological topics, doctrinal loci, and practical realities.” —AMOS YONG, Fuller Theological Seminary

JUNE 2023 • 192 pp. • paper • $22.99 • 9781540965226

Gary Tyra (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical and practical theology at Vanguard University of Southern California. An ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, he served as the senior pastor for three churches over a twenty- seven-year period. Tyra now devotes his time to teaching, writing, and speaking. His books include Pursuing Moral Faithfulness: Ethics and Christian Discipleship and The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness.

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