Author: Mary Lou Redding

Mary Lou Redding is interested in many disciplines — art, literature, music, science, philosophy, religion, politics. She is a writer, a thinker, a feminist, a loving mother and grandmother, an outspoken and direct person. She loves to bake and cook, creating her own recipes. She designs and sews clothes, watches Star Trek in all its versions, roots for the Atlanta Braves, and plays word games at every opportunity. From hardy, hillbilly stock, Mary Lou is in the first generation of her family to be born outside Kentucky since her great- [x 20] grandfather George Gideon Ison came to Letcher County in the early 1700s. Her hillbilly heritage of fierce independence and hard work is sometimes evident in negative ways. She is one of seven children and has over 50 first cousins. Mary Lou’s only child, an adult daughter, is the mother of her two nearly perfect granddaughters, Rosalie and Arianwyn. Spending time with them and with other younger members of her huge extended family brings Mary Lou great joy. Before becoming an editor and writer, Mary Lou taught basic and advanced prose writing and business communication on the college level. Teaching — both writing and the Bible — is one of her great loves. Mary Lou has a master of arts degree in rhetoric and writing and worked professionally as a writer and editor for many years, retiring as editorial director of The Upper Room magazine in 2012. Of all the writing and editing projects she has been part of, Mary Lou most treasures helping to create the Spiritual Formation Bible, published in 1999 by Zondervan and republished in 2007 by Upper Room Books as the Meeting God Bible. One of her major interests is the intersection of personality and spirituality, and she is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a personality-preference inventory. Mary Lou completed the Academy for Spiritual Formation, an intensive, two-year experiential and academic program in Christian spirituality.

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide

Format: Kindle

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Book is available for small group members. This leader's guide includes a process and resources for an introductory meeting and 6 weekly meetings of either 45 or 90 minutes. The longer format includes grou...

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide

Format: EPub

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Book is available for small group members. This leader's guide includes a process and resources for an introductory meeting and 6 weekly meetings of either 45 or 90 minutes. The longer format includes grou...

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Workbook

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Workbook

Format: EPub

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide is also available. This 6-week experiential study (7 weeks, including the introductory session) helps individuals and small groups explore spiritual gifts using selected passages from the Bible.

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Workbook

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Workbook

Format: Kindle

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide is also available. This 6-week experiential study (7 weeks, including the introductory session) helps individuals and small groups explore spiritual gifts using selected passages from the Bible.

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Healing from Divorce

Healing from Divorce

28 Days of Prayer

Format: Print Book

The sixth book in the 28 Days of Prayer series, Healing from Divorce offers meditations that will lead you on a journey of healing. Whether you anticipate divorce, are in the midst of the process, or are living life after divorce, each meditation su...

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Healing from Divorce

Healing from Divorce

28 Days of Prayer

Format: EPub

The sixth book in the 28 Days of Prayer series, Healing from Divorce offers meditations that will lead you on a journey of healing. Whether you anticipate divorce, are in the midst of the process, or are living life after divorce, each meditation su...

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Healing from Divorce

Healing from Divorce

28 Days of Prayer

Format: Kindle

The sixth book in the 28 Days of Prayer series, Healing from Divorce offers meditations that will lead you on a journey of healing. Whether you anticipate divorce, are in the midst of the process, or are living life after divorce, each meditation su...

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Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

Compiled and Edited by Mary Lou Redding

Format: EPub

Sometimes our prayers flow easily, and we talk to God just as naturally as we would to a dear friend. But sometimes we can't find words to express our thoughts, no matter how hard we try. What can you do when you can't pray, or when you need a praye...

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Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

Prayers for Life's Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments

Compiled and Edited by Mary Lou Redding

Format: Print Book

Sometimes our prayers flow easily, and we talk to God just as naturally as we would to a dear friend. But sometimes we can't find words to express our thoughts, no matter how hard we try. What can you do when you can't pray, or when you need a praye...

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray

Format: Kindle

Many of us feel intimidated about our prayer life—we look at other Christians, and prayer seems to come naturally to them. But somehow we feel that we just don't "get it." Author Mary Lou Redding reminds us that the disciples were with Jesus continu...

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray

Format: Print Book

Many of us feel intimidated about our prayer life—we look at other Christians, and prayer seems to come naturally to them. But somehow we feel that we just don't "get it." Author Mary Lou Redding reminds us that the disciples were with Jesus continu...

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The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer

Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray

Format: EPub

Many of us feel intimidated about our prayer life—we look at other Christians, and prayer seems to come naturally to them. But somehow we feel that we just don't "get it." Author Mary Lou Redding reminds us that the disciples were with Jesus continu...

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Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide

Format: Print Book

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Book is available for small group members. This leader's guide includes a process and resources for an introductory meeting and 6 weekly meetings of either 45 or 90 minutes. The longer format includes grou...

Learn More...

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Workbook

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Participant's Workbook

Format: Print Book

Understanding Spiritual Gifts Leader's Guide is also available. This 6-week experiential study (7 weeks, including the introductory session) helps individuals and small groups explore spiritual gifts using selected passages from the Bible.

Learn More...

The Power of a Focused Heart

The Power of a Focused Heart

8 Life Lessons from the Beatitudes

Format: Print Book

Looking to simplify your life? quiet your mind? find your unique spiritual gift(s) and make a difference? Turn to the Beatitudes! Sometimes teachings from well-known biblical passages are so obvious and preached so often that we overlook other helpf...

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