Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli

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Published by Zondervan .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Christian spirituality,
  • Christian Life - General,
  • Christian Life - Personal Growth,
  • Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources,
  • Spirituality - General,
  • Christian Theology - General,
  • Christianity - General,
  • God (Theology),
  • Philosophy Of Christianity,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Inspirational/Spirituality

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsKarla Yaconelli (Foreword)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages187
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9483598M
ISBN 100310277302
ISBN 109780310277309
OCLC/WorldCa190750628

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