The Bible and Spiritual Disciplines explores six pivotal components of classic Christian spirituality: Sabbath, intercessory prayer, fasting, stewardship, living into one's call, and accountability. Through these disciplines, readers may discover ways of living an intentional and fruitful spiritual life. Questions are provided at the end of each chapter for further reflection and discussion. Insights: Bible Studies for Growing Faith is a fresh and timely Bible study series. In these short-term, thematically based resources, individuals and groups are invited to find meaning and direction for their lives by exploring the Scriptures in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. Holly Whitcomb is an ordained United Church of Christ minister. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, she is a spiritual director, retreat leader, and workshop facilitator. She is also the author of Feasting with God: Adventures in Table Spirituality, United Church Press, 1996.
Holly Wilson Whitcomb has been a pastor and clergywoman in the United Church of Christ since her graduation from Yale Divinity School in 1978, and has served churches in Connecticut, Iowa, and Wisconsin. She is also a graduate of the two-year training program for spiritual directors at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Maryland. As the Director of Kettlewood Retreats, Holly is a retreat leader and spiritual director who travels to churches, retreat houses, and conference centers across the country. She is also a jewelry-maker who has donated a number of her pieces to charity auctions and who often incorporates art as meditation into her retreats. Holly is the author of numerous articles on spirituality as well as the book Feasting with God. She lives in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband John, and their two children, David and Kate.