Friday, March 8

My book is available now:
A Spiritual Formation Primer

My dear friends, this is a big day for me.  I'm so excited to share with y'all the news that my book, A Spiritual Formation Primer, is now available!

Here's the description from the Renovaré:

Written by Renovaré Ministry Team and Board member Richella Parham, A Spiritual Formation Primer is a valuable resource that answers the question being asked by many today: "What is Spiritual Formation?" Richella clearly lays out the basics of Christian spiritual formation and does so in a cheerful and winsome way.  This highly approachable volume inspires its reader that transformation into the image of Jesus Christ is available, possible, and awaiting every believer who seeks it.

Some of the topics included in this book are:
  • defining Spiritual Formation
  • the centrality of Christ
  • God's grace
  • life in the kingdom of God
  • the process of change
  • the spiritual disciplines
  • the communion of saints
  • the fellowship of believers
  • resources for renewal
A Spiritual Formation Primer is perfect for new believers who want to dig deeper into Life with God.  It is also an excellent resource for personal and/or small group study as well as a “must have” for any ministerial leadership team.

I'm donating all the proceeds from the sale of this book to Renovaré.  Renovaré is a community of Christians seeking continual spiritual renewal in Christ. Founded in 1988 by Celebration of Discipline author Richard J. Foster, Renovaré (a Latin word meaning “to be renewed”) promotes personal and spiritual renewal. We are convinced that all people can enjoy a closer walk with Jesus, leading to a more vibrant and fulfilling Christlike life.  You can read more about the ministry on its website,

My book is available in as a PDF download or in a soft-cover paper version.  Click here to learn more.

Update:  Now there's a new edition of A Spiritual Formation Primer, expanded to include additional information and notes for study and discussion!  Here's how my book looks now:

The updates make it a more valuable resource, and I'm so happy to share it with you.

Thank you, friends, for supporting me and for being excited along with me.  Let me know if you have any questions!


  1. Yea!!! Can't wait to read this, Richella! Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations! This is so exciting. I'm off to check out your book now.

  3. Congratulations - that is a huge achievement! Can't wait to read it!

  4. Congratulations! How exciting to see your name on the cover of a book! I'm so excited for you!

  5. I'm so happy for you and proud of you! Truly this is a labor of love that reflects your heart. Can't wait to check it out. The cover is lovely. : ) Makes me want to slip away for a much-needed day of silent retreat.

  6. Congratulations on the release of your e-book! Sounds like a good one.

  7. Oh darling! I am **so** T H R I L L E D for you! this is amazing and I know it's been a labor of love is a testimony to His grace ever present in your life...
    many many blessings!

  8. Congratulations. I am so so very proud of you! You did a wonderful job- xo Diana

  9. Richella -
    I am so glad to have been on this journey with you! You are an amazingly gifted person - and beyond that you have a beautiful heart!

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