“In this engaging book, Kirk offers his readers the gift of himself. The Sacred Seven is a treasury of practical guidance, encouragement, and motivation.” —Rev. Sherry Johnson, Center for Ministry.
by Kirk Byron Jones
What’s in You is Greater than What’s Against You. Believe the Sacred in You!
The Sacred Seven are seven inspiring beliefs for living a life of passion, power, and promise:
1. I am a Child of God.
“We are continually loved from the inside out and from the outside in by a God of relentless grace and mercy.”
2. I Play and Soar in the Spirit.
“We are called to delight and aspire in God, even as God delights and aspires in us.”
3. I Co-Create My Life with My Thoughts and Deeds.
“Life is God’s gift to us; how we live life is our gift to God.”
4. I Explore and Expand Daily.
“We are constantly thrilled and “re-thrilled” by “the divine next” in life.
5. I Join Others in Creating the Beloved Community.
“Every person is a unique expression of God, having a priceless offering for God’s world.”
6. I Practice Enlightened Perseverance.”We keep on keeping on, ever learning, seeking, and finding as we go.”
7. It is Well with My Soul.
“Chronic stress is not mandatory; we have a holy right to peace of mind, heart, and soul.”
Each of these soul enlivening beliefs are presented with creative and novel strategies for living them out in the real world, including the invigorating Morning B.R.E.W., the transforming Evening Question, and the astonishing SEAT of Power.
“I love feeling Kirk Jones’ connection to the Divine. It helps me connect even more deeply into my own sacred path. His work is clear and simple, true and joyous. Kirk Jones is a gift.” –Tama Kieves, bestselling author of This Time I Dance!
“If you are desiring to have the numbness loved out of you, take this book and read!”–Rev. Travis Norvell, St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA.
“Its wisdom breathes new life into a gasping world.” –Rev. Judy Proctor, Pastor, First Congregational Church, Danvers, MA
“I always feel like I have more room to breathe after reading one of Jones’ books, and this one is no exception.”–Margaret Marcuson, author of Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry.
“With his authentic spirit and practical approach, Jones provides us with wonderful tools for thriving, and not just surviving.”–Dr. Vernon J. Hurte, Professor and Minister, The College of William and Mary.
A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Kirk Byron Jones is the son of the late Ora Mae Jones and Frederick Jesse Jones. He is married to Mary Brown-Jones of Boston, and they are the parents of Jasmine, Jared, Joya, and Jovonna Jones.
Rev. Jones is a graduate of Loyola University and Andover Newton Theological School, and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Drew University.
A pastor for over twenty years, Rev. Jones was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans, and Senior Minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, PA; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boston, MA; First Baptist Church, Randolph, MA, and First Baptist Church, Tewksbury, MA.
Currently a professor of ethics and preaching at Andover Newton Theological School and Boston University School of theology, Dr. Jones serves as guest preacher and teacher at churches, schools and conferences throughout the United States and abroad. His writings have been published in various journals, including The Christian Century, Leadership, Gospel Today, Pulpit Digest, and The African American Pulpit, a quarterly preaching journal he co-founded in 1997.
Dr. Jones is the author of several best-selling books,including:
The Morning B.R.E.W. Journal
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