Do you ever sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with a really good friend? Here you have the opportunity to enjoy that cup with beloved spiritual guide Joyce Rupp. In The Cup of Our Life, a Guide to Spiritual Growth, Rupp uses experiences from our everyday life and sifts them through the image of a cup to explore the spiritual aspect found in the ordinary. In her spiritual growth books, Rupp usually gives the reader additional guidance to help the reader fully appreciate or use the book and The Cup of Our Life is no different. The Cup of Our Life is written in such a way that it can be used for 6 weeks with daily readings for each week. Each week has a different theme which includes the titles The Broken Cup, The Cup of Compassion and The Chipped Cup among others. To further aid in using the book and getting all you can from it, at the end of each chapter of The Cup of Our Life you find prayer, reflection, scripture, the opportunity for journaling and a suggestion for an action to carry throughout the day. It is amazing the wisdom that Rupp draws out of the image of a cup, a simple ordinary piece of tableware we use every day. In the introduction to The Cup of Our Lives Rupp shares stories from people who tell of ways in which special cups were important to them thus giving the reader encouragement to find their own personal cup to share their life journey with.