The Lost Art of Lingering is written for ordinary Christ-followers who long to experience whole-life transformation through a mentoring friendship, but find the thought a bit daunting. It is an invitation to engage in relational slowing, to linger long enough for spiritual friendships to develop over time. It is a call to fold key mentoring practices into your life or small group so that they become life-transforming spiritual habits..
This book is also for leaders who dream about a day when God creates a mentoring/disciplemaking culture in their church or ministry. They long to see Spirit-orchestrated friendships folded into every aspect of church life, where two or more people come with the attitude, "I've come to listen to you, and hear the Holy Spirit through you. I'm here to learn from you and want to be real with you. I'm a work-in-progress, so please come and grow with me."
Rowland Forman has awakened the nerve that has long been dulled. In this seminal book, Forman ushers us back to Jesus’ design of how life and love were to be transferred: through thoughtful, intentional, even time-consuming mentoring. In a world of convenient sound bytes and insta-everything, The Lost Art of Lingering is a refreshing reminder that the true transfer of life only happens up close and personal.
Dr. Wayne Cordeiro, Senior Pastor,
New Hope Christian Fellowship, Honolulu, Hawaii
and author of Leading on Empty
Mention “spiritual mentoring” and most people think of a one-directional relationship in which an experienced person imparts information to one who knows less.Yet most people want mentors who will pass on something deeper than content: wisdom. And they want it in the context of give-and-take “mutual fascination” that recognizes both people as having something to offer. In his book, The Lost Art of Lingering: Mutual Mentoring for Life Transformation, Rowland Forman speaks to those seeking such a listen-and-learn model of discipleship. Taking the pressure off mentors to know it all and mentees to hold back, he provides a clear, accessible guide for ordinary people wishing to meet and share their lives in a way that leads to transformation. Forman includes primary practices, such as prayer, reflecting and multiplying, in a book that guides, rather than dictates meaningful conversations.
Sandra Glahn, Author, Coffee Cup Bible series, Editor-in-Chief, Kindred SpiritThis is not a textbook. It is not a “How-to” manual. It reads as if you were sitting with a master mentor over a cup of coffee and learning to live life as Jesus intended. With real-life stories, crisp examples and rich biblical reflection, Rowland helps us discover that the greatest life transformation comes when we learn to linger, share our heart and encounter the Holy Spirit who meets with us.Rev. Dr. Kevin G. Harney, Pastor, Shoreline Community Church, Monterey, California, and author of Reckless Faith.
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Body Paper Type 0.0031 INCH Binding PERFECT Cover Paper Type 0.0090 INCH ISBN 2010000394311 Width 6.0 INCH Language English Pages 334