The Experience of Faith Author:V. Bailey Gillespie The experience of faith centers on faith as a holistic personal experience which each individual lives in a different but related way over the entire lifecycle. This seminial volume goes beyond Fowler in that it shows how faith grows most fruitfully not in stages but rather in concrete existential situations. — A few of the many special features ... more »of this noteworthy book include; looks at faith as a total personal experience rather then simply as an intellectual way of construing the world.
Shows concretely how enriched opportunities for growth in faith occur primarily in different existential situations in one's life.
Interfaces state-of-the-art psychological research data on faith with biblical and theological views of faith.
Links growth in faith not with abstract cognitive stages a 'la Fowler but more importantly and more holistically with a person's own development progressions in concrete situations over the entire lifecycle.
Provides practical workable suggestions on how to enchance faith growth.« less