Born to Soar: Unleashing God's Word in Your Life

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Melissa OvermyerBook 160 pgs.
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Publisher: Servant (2017)
ISBN: 9781632531735


Melissa Overmyer is a dynamic Catholic evangelist who believes God is constantly communicating truths about himself. As the founder of Something Greater Ministries, she seeks to serve God by creating opportunities for people to encounter God through prayer, scripture study, community, and the teachings, traditions, and spirituality of the Catholic Church. The story of her conversion to Catholicism was published in her book Metamorphosis of a Soul and on her blog Melissa has been a Scripture study teacher for more than thirty years, and founded the Georgetown Women’s Bible Study, an interdenominational women’s scripture study, twenty-three years ago. She is a member of Catholic Voices USA, contributes to, and formerly served on the board of Walking with Purpose. She and her family live in Washington, D.C.


“If you desire to live a stale meaningless life this book is not for you. If you want to know the transformative power of God – a life of abundance in Christ - you are in the right place. Dig in and hold nothing back. You will be transformed — you will soar.” — Dan Burke, founder of the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation and

“Melissa's insights and wisdom come from years of experiencing the personal transformation she describes. Hers are not mere words– they are the results of applying the lessons she's gleaned from decades of deep Bible study and prayer. Her commitment to truly living out what she writes makes her writing compelling and authentic.” — Lisa Brenninkmeyer, founder, Walking with Purpose: Enabling women to know Christ through Scripture

"If you often feel angry, frustrated, and disappointed by life, this is the book for you. It shows clearly that each one of us is called to transformation in God in order to be truly happy in life. The author draws her teachings from the metamorphosis of a tiny egg, laid on a milk weed plant, into a beautifully colored monarch butterfly. The book takes us through six stages of change using an abundance of scripture quotes, questions for daily reflection and discussion, and teachings on how to pray and journal. Born to Soar teaches us in an engagingly practical way how to do what we must in order to allow God to transform us into Himself." — Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., author, Complete Works of St. John of the Cross

"This is a retreat in book form! Melissa weaves reflections on the essential building blocks of Christian life (Scripture, prayer, discernment, Eucharist, Confession, virtue, etc.) with practical ways of living them out in daily life. She reminds us that we can learn a lot about how God speaks to us by quietly listening and observing Him in nature and in the quiet of our hearts. I recommend this book to any small group or individual who is seeking encouragement and motivation in the spiritual life and is ready to set out on a new journey of prayer and action!" — Jonathan Lewis, Director of Evangelization, Youth and Young Adult Initiatives, Archdiocese of Washington

"Melissa Overmyer has a clear, sincere voice as she leads readers to a greater understanding of the Bible, their own faith, and God's saving grace. She is an inspiring teacher and spiritual mentor that readers of all ages will appreciate." —Maureen Mackey, managing editor, LifeZette

Born to Soar: Unleashing God's Word in Your Life

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Born to Soar: Unleashing God's Word in Your Life
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“What more do you want, o soul! And what else do you search for outside, when within yourself you possess your riches, delights, satisfaction and kingdom—your beloved whom you desire and seek? Desire him there, adore him there. Do not go in pursuit of him outside yourself. You will only become distracted and you won't find him, or enjoy him more than by seeking him within you.”
– St. John of the Cross
If you have six weeks, you can change your spiritual life.
Born to Soar is a beautiful prayer and Scripture journal experience that combines video-based online teaching with written reflection in order to gently coach you through an exploration of the truths of Scripture. Even if you’re learning about the Bible for the very first time, artist, veteran Scripture teacher and founder of Something Greater Ministries Melissa Overmyer will show you how to achieve your full, God-given potential.
Drawing from the image of the monarch butterfly at every stage of development—egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, hatching, soaring and reproducing—Overmyer teaches in six simple lessons how to “cocoon” into God’s presence through prayer, Christian meditation and pondering the truths of Scripture. If you feel yourself in need of a renewal or transformation in your life, Born to Soar is the place to start.
The journal contains plenty of space to reflect and record your own thoughts as you explore the texts presented with each lesson. It also includes special resources for group discussion leaders as well as resources to continue exploring on your own.
In this journal study, you will meet St. John of the Cross, whose mystical poetry offers profound insights for truth seekers at every stage of spiritual development, whether or not they self-identify as Catholic. You’ll also discover the concept of Lectio Divina—the Bible as the Living Word, not just a dry text to dissect intellectually. Born to Soar is a powerful exploration of faith for individuals as well as groups, greatly enhanced by video-based teaching.

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