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Spirital formation in different contexts Not only personally but in communities of faith such as churches The authors of this book really go to argue that churches today are not doing enough to get people to live as Christians It s the idea that churches have people baptized and to believe to save their souls but it s of a uick fix until they meet God This book argues that the church
Needs To Do To to do to practice what s being preached to them and getting them to apply the teachings of the Gospel to their life One of my favorite parts of this book is the idea they bring out of resurrection life As a training
Pastor I Will Say That This Reminds I will say that this reminds of the book of Romans Ch 6 where the Apostle Paul outlines the idea of being dead to sin through faith in Jesus Christ but alive in Christ through our faith Hence the idea that through our faith we not only share in His crucifixion but also share in his resurrection In the Bible Paul argues that ou should sin no The author doesn t talk about this necessary but it creates a eschatological tension of the already but not et Ressurrection life refers to living every day for God living to the best of Human ability without sin and to life for the next world and the rapture as if it had already happenedwe are already in HeavenI want to reiterate that I really really enjoyed this book It makes a really good point about the church and improvements that it can make 5 star. Paula Fuller Michael Glerup and Richard E Averbeck share wisdom and honest personal revelation about discipleship and spiritual formationIdeal for teachers pastors lay leaders and every committed Christian seeking a integrated approach to spiritual formation Includes uestions for personal reflection and discussion within a classroom or small group setting and title selections for further reading.
but they should have considered rephrasing that sentence before this book ever came to printThe introduction wasthey should have considered rephrasing that sentence before this book ever came to printThe introduction was driest thing I have ever read in my entire life It took according to my updates the end of February until the twenty fourth of April to finish reading This book is an important one Each chapter is a needed read for leaders and churches wanting to truly embrace discipleship and the intentional spiritual formation of Christians It s a collective work the result of an think tank Unfortunately while a few chapters read very well the bulk of the book is dry and reuires lots of coffee and focus to read through One shouldn t make a book of such import so ploddingly boring with dry academic writing To that extent it disappointed My other issue is that the book really didn t offer conclusions on each segment of spiritual formation It was this is really important but it doesn t offer a many practical thoughts on implementing Nor Does It Describe does it describe or ministries that have organized around the principles The last three chapters I had to use toothpicks to hold open my eyelids snoozealert I thoroughly enjoyed it This is a book that in my opinion had one over arching point The idea of spiritual formation It talks about. An integrated approach to spiritual formation This rich compilation from an extraordinary team of thinkers offers sound theology and key practices to strengthen ou and those ou disciple in light of Christ's lordship and life in the kingdom Join spirospirotual formation leaders including Dallas Willard Bruce Demaret Bill Hull Bruce McNicol Bill Thrall Keith J Matthews Keith Meyer Peggy Reynoso. This is a great book with really good insights into spiritual formation I highly recommend it One of my top 3 books of the ear Some excellent chapters some good not great I highly recommend it One of my top 3 books of the ear Some excellent chapters some good not great Overall good read and helpful to think about This book is informative and convicting It made me cry several times There are some parts that I disagree with but on the whole it was good This book
had some important truths within it related to spiritual formation However it was so dry overly wordy and disorganized thatsome important truths within it related to spiritual formation However it was so dry overly wordy and disorganized that made it extremely difficult to read all of the way through I read this book twice in one ear because it was so encouraging and
challenging The varying writing styles took some getting use to but still veryThe varying writing styles took some getting use to but still very resource to refocus faith not so much a passive Sunday activity but a vibrant engaging relationship with God and His church Not a lot of new concepts for me but a good overview all in one place A few of the chapters could be standalone resources to introduce people to certain topics eg Theology of suffering or political theology As stated in previous reviews my fianc is studying to be a minister so as the future spouse of a minister I figured I should be reading some if not all of his reuired books Unfortunately this one is a heck of a miss For example on page 8 in the foreword by Dr Rick Warren of Saddleback Church Warren talks about Christ like maturity He says going to a church should make ou gro. How do we live in the kingdom of God The truest kind of transformation the kind Jesus taught and modeled prompts us to reach out to our neighbor instead of withdrawing into a self absorbed isolated and risk free spirituality This lifelong maturing is all encompassing affecting our emotions volitions intellect perspective character and practice of spiritual disciplines'The Kingdom Life' provides. ,