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Living into the Life of Jesus

Living into the Life of Jesus Author Klaus Issler
ISBN-10 0830869646
Release 2012-04-07
Pages 239
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Why does merely understanding and trying hard to follow the example of Jesus often yield little progress—and even less joy and peace? Deriving insights from the life of Jesus in the Gospels, Klaus Issler uncovers the dynamics involved in truly becoming more Christlike. He shows how you can forge much deeper connections with Jesus so that his life permeates your own character. The result is a closer alignment between what you want to do as a follower of Jesus, what you actually do and who you are becoming in your relationship with him. Learn to be transformed from the inside out.



Jesus Money and Work

Jesus  Money and Work Author Klaus Issler
ISBN-10 9780830866649
Release 2012-12-14
Pages 30
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In this brief ebook, adapted and expanded from chapter 8 of his longer work, Living into the Life of Jesus, Klaus Issler offers a biblical study on three key topics: doing your work well trusting in God's provision while wisely using money on loan from God giving generously Issler focuses on the life and teaching of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels. He includes a distinctive section on Jesus' young adulthood as a builder and interacts with recent Christian business literature. He ends each of the three main chapters with suggested "prayer projects" to help you reflect on the examples of Jesus' life and work—and apply them to your own life and work.



Christ Shaped Character

Christ Shaped Character Author Helen Cepero
ISBN-10 9780830895922
Release 2014-05-07
Pages 186
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Honorable Mention for Classic Christian Spirituality, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore "Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love." —1 Corinthians 13:13 What are the pathways that lead us to God? This is a book about what happens when we find those pathways. You will discover the values and virtues that grow out of our experiences, and practices that encourage us to be with God in specific ways. Spiritual director Helen Cepero writes: "I ve seen that when I reflect on my own life experiences, when I am alert to God s presence, and alive to Christ s love, I grow as a Christ follower, and as a human being living in God s world. This book is an invitation for you not to follow me, but follow Jesus into the stories of your own life. You too, will need to wake up and be willing to walk . . . through your own life." We will follow the journey to God by beginning with three ways of love, then three ways of continuing in faith and lastly, three ways of living in hope. These nine pathways will lead you more deeply into life with Christ.



The Psychology of Christian Character Formation

The Psychology of Christian Character Formation Author Joanna Collicutt
ISBN-10 9780334051794
Release 2015-04-30
Pages 256
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The Psychology of Christian Character Formation offers clergy and those preparing for ministry some of the potential riches provided by rapidly developing branches of contemporary scientific psychology of which they might otherwise be unaware. Joanna Collicutt, an experienced psychologist and theological educator, focuses on the psychology of character, virtue and spirituality. Furthermore, the psychology is not used to support training in pastoral ministry to others, but rather to support the reader’s own self-awareness and spiritual growth. Joanna Collicutt understands Christian formation as Christian communities and their members growing up into conformity with the character of Christ through the action of the Holy Spirit. This is explored in the three parts of the book: first, an exploration of the process of Christian formation that includes a detailed analysis of the character of Jesus of Nazareth; secondly some focused psychology aimed at supporting an informed self-awareness in the reader; finally – and the most lengthy section – a series of chapters devoted to using psychological insights to help cultivate the Christ-like characteristics identified in the first section.



The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Life Author James Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 9780830878765
Release 2010-01-14
Pages 262
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"I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time." So begins James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful Life. The problem is, he tells us, we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. These self-centered decisions lead us further into the vices that cause ruin: anger, lust, lying, worry and judging. Eventually we find ourselves living a beautifully packaged life of self-destruction. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.



Formation of the Christian Character

Formation of the Christian Character Author Henry Ware
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B264975
Release 1867
Pages 262
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Formation of the Christian Character has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Formation of the Christian Character also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Formation of the Christian Character book for free.



Growing in the Character of Christ

Growing in the Character of Christ Author Edmund Sackey-Brown
ISBN-10 9780982619667
Release 2010-05
Pages 111
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In this book, Rev. Edmund Sackey-Brown lays a great emphasis on the need for the believer to grow into Christ-like character through a systematic growth concept. The world is desperately in need of salvation, therefore our lifestyle should be such that it will bring people to Christ. The call to discipleship means living fully for God. It is living a life of righteousness and faith, and being an example of Christ, both in word and deed in this crooked and perverse generation. This book will show you how to attain spiritual maturity and grow into the image and likeness of Christ.



The Intellectual repository for the New Church July Sept 1817 Continued as The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine Enlarged ser

The Intellectual repository for the New Church   July Sept  1817    Continued as  The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine  Enlarged ser Author
ISBN-10 OXFORD:555010566
Release 1873
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church July Sept 1817 Continued as The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine Enlarged ser has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Intellectual repository for the New Church July Sept 1817 Continued as The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine Enlarged ser also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Intellectual repository for the New Church July Sept 1817 Continued as The Intellectual repository and New Jerusalem magazine Enlarged ser book for free.



A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation

A Guide to Christian Spiritual Formation Author Evan B. Howard
ISBN-10 9781493411399
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 288
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Evan Howard, a noted authority on Christian spirituality, provides a holistic, accessible, and informed introduction to Christian spiritual formation written from a broadly evangelical perspective. Howard joins Scripture with themes of community, spirit, formation, and mission in a single integrative guide. The book includes helpful features such as figures, charts, chapter overviews, and formation-focused questions. Its evangelical-ecumenical and global perspectives will appeal to a wide audience. Resources for professors and students are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.



Christian Spiritual Formation

Christian Spiritual Formation Author Diane J. Chandler
ISBN-10 9780830880249
Release 2014-05-04
Pages 367
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This comprehensive theory and practice of Christian spiritual formation weaves together biblical and theological foundations with interdisciplinary scholarship, real-world examples, personal vignettes, and practical tools to assist readers in becoming whole persons in relationship with God and others.



Renovation of the Heart

Renovation of the Heart Author Dallas Willard
ISBN-10 9781615214556
Release 2014-02-27
Pages 272
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As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”—a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.



The Formation of Christian Character

The Formation of Christian Character Author William Straton Bruce
ISBN-10 UVA:X002521221
Release 1908
Pages 376
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Eternal Living

Eternal Living Author Gary W. Moon
ISBN-10 9780830835959
Release 2015-01-04
Pages 255
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Dallas Willard spent his life making eternal living concrete for his friends. With his unexpected passing in 2013, the world lost a brilliant mind. The wide breadth of his impact inspired friends, family, colleagues, students and leaders of the church to gather their reflections on this celebrated yet humble theologian and philosopher. Richard Foster, a friend for over forty years, writes of Dallas: "He possessed in his person a spiritual formation into Christlikeness that was simply astonishing to all who were around him. Profound character formation had transpired in his body and mind and spirit until love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control were at the very center of the deep habit-structures of his life. He exhibited a substantively transformed life. Dallas was simply soaked in the presence of the living Christ." Curated by Gary Moon, director of the Dallas Willard Center, this medley of Dallas's wise teaching and lived model of Christlikeness—as well as snapshots and "Dallas-isms"—will move and motivate readers. Whether influenced by him as a family member, close friend, advisor, professor, philosopher, minister or reformer, contributors bring refreshing insight into not only his ideas and what shaped him, but also to his contagious theology of grace and joy. Contributors include: Richard J. Foster Jane Willard J. P. Moreland John Ortberg James Bryan Smith Alan Fadling Ruth Haley Barton and dozens more



Journey with Jesus god Saves His People i Tm 2004 Ed

Journey with Jesus god Saves His People i Tm  2004 Ed Author
ISBN-10 9712339203
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Youth Pastor

Youth Pastor Author Houston Heflin
ISBN-10 9781426725500
Release 2010-09-01
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A youth pastor—whether paid or unpaid, full-time or part-time, right out of college or right out of retirement—has a big job to do. Actually, anyone who accepts God's call to help young people grow as disciples of Christ has several big jobs to do. The youth minister must be a teacher who can communicate the essentials of the faith; a friend who can listen to and be present with young people; a prophet who challenges teens to live lives of justice and righteousness; and an administrator who can manage the day-to-day logistics of youth ministry. Youth Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Youth Ministry provides a biblical and theological grounding for the many jobs a youth minister does, explains what each of these jobs entails, and helps youth pastors identify where their gifts lie and where they still need to grow. Whether you are a first-time youth minister or a seasoned youth ministry veteran, Youth Pastor gives you valuable tools for evaluating your ministry and vocation. It also serves as an excellent text for undergraduate courses in youth ministry. Table of Contents: Introduction Chapter 1 Becoming All Things in Ministry Chapter 2 Discipling Teacher Chapter 3 Evangelistic Missionary Chapter 4 Pastoral Shepherd Chapter 5 Organized Administrator Chapter 6 Bold Prophet Chapter 7 Compassionate Priest Chapter 8 Spiritual Friend Chapter 9 Equipping Recruiter Chapter 10 Visionary Leader Chapter 11 Faithful Teammate Chapter 12 Discover Your Ministry Style Epilogue: Character and Competence in Ministry Appendix: Youth Ministry Role Inventory



By the Renewing of Your Minds

By the Renewing of Your Minds Author Ellen T. Charry
ISBN-10 0195134869
Release 1999
Pages 264
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This book develops the thesis that classical Christian theology seeks to help believers flourish by knowing and loving God. Ellen Charry argues this premise by example, offering a close reading of a number of classical texts, from the New Testament era to the Reformation, including works of Paul, Augustine, Athanasius, Basil of Caesarea, Anselm, and Calvin. She points out the pastoral and moral aims that shape the teachings of these theologians on a wide range of topics, including the Trinity; human beings as created in the image of God; the incorporation of Jews and Gentiles into the body of Christ in baptism; the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ; and the divinity of the Holy Spirit. Charry explains that the very logic of their arguments is shaped by the author's concern for the goodness and happiness that should result from living into the doctrines. She further shows that although the spiritual and pastoral purposes of these writings are many and complex, theyare invariably concerned to foster what modern people can, without difficulty, recognize as human dignity - what she calls "excellence" - in action, affection, and self-appraisal.



The Cardinal and the Deadly

The Cardinal and the Deadly Author Karl Clifton-Soderstrom
ISBN-10 9781630878016
Release 2015-01-07
Pages 152
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What makes for a good life? The seven deadly vices and seven holy virtues, ingrained in our cultural imagination, help us answer this perennial question. For two millennia, these fourteen character traits have stirred our imagination of human nature and desire. Sometimes, however, lists like the seven deadly sins remain mere caricatures that shame and exclude. The world, however, is not divided up into priests and convicts, saints and sinners, virtuous and vicious people. Much of the time, we live between the boundaries of vice and virtue. The Cardinal and the Deadly challenges simplistic bifurcations in order to reimagine a more faithful, hopeful, and loving life. It adopts a unique approach to examining the virtues and vices by pairing them in unexpected ways to reveal something significant about being human. Hope redirects greed; wisdom corrects pride; faith enlivens sloth. Bringing ancient and contemporary authors into dialogue, the book offers a concrete and accessible introduction to virtue ethics for students, pastors, and churches. Its ultimate goal is to engage the reader's intellect and imagination, so that we may respond creatively to the ethical challenges of living together.