Contents Part 1: The Journey of the Soul 1. Loving God Part 2: The Nine Sacred Pathways 2. Naturalists: Loving God Out of Doors 3. Sensates: Loving God with the Senses 4. Traditionalists: Loving God Through Ritual and Symbol 5. Ascetics: Loving God in Solitude and Simplicity 6. Activists: Loving God Through Confrontation 7. Caregivers: Loving God by Loving Others 8. Enthusiasts: Loving God with Mystery and Celebration 9. Contemplatives: Loving God Through Adoration 10. Intellectuals: Loving God with the Mind Part 3: Understanding Your Sacred Pathway 11. Tending the Garden of the Soul
Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon and Houston Theological Seminary in Houston, Texas. He is the author of 19 books, including When to Walk Away, Sacred Pathways, Cherish, Sacred Parenting, the award-winning Authentic Faith, and Sacred Marriage - over one million copies sold. He has a master's degree from Regent College, where he studied under Dr. J.I. Packer, and was awarded an honorary doctorate in divinity from Western Seminary. Gary has spoken in 49 states and 10 different countries. He has appeared numerous times on various national radio and television programs, including CBN, Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.