Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation

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Zondervan, 2001 - Religion - 543 pages
What does a relationship with God look like and how do we obtain it? It is vital for church leaders to grapple seriously with this question, for pat answers no longer suffice. Lives well-lived, not just words eloquently spoken, must become our response. The quality of our relationship with God is what will influence the health, potency, and witness of the church in an increasingly complex and hostile world. Designed for use as a college or seminary course, Conformed to His Image helps us build our lives on a fully biblical perspective. Exploring twelve approaches to Christian spirituality in depth, Dr. Kenneth Boa corrects our tendency to pick and compartmentalize. Pointing the way instead to an integrative, whole-life approach, Dr. Boa shows how each spiritual paradigm discussed is just one important facet in the gem of authentic and powerful New Testament living. With chapter overviews and objectives, questions for personal application, a glossary, and a list of key terms, Conformed to His Image will prove a defining text for the student, pastor, and church leader of today . . . and tomorrow. 12 Facets of the Complete Christian Life Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Others Compassionately Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Differences Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ Process Spirituality: Being versus Doing, Process versus Product Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyle of Discipleship and Evangelism Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship
 

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WONDERFUL BOOK!

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When I first started to read this book, I thought it was going to be more of textbook style, and not really something I'd enjoy....I couldn't have been more wrong! I love how Boa takes spiritual ... Read full review

Exceptional, Inspiring, Every Sentence Poignant!

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Highly recommend this book! I'm reading it as a grad school student. Every sentence is highlight worthy and packs a punch. Love this book! Perfect, comprehensive guide for an amazing, personal journey of Christian spiritual formation. Read full review

Contents

Preface
17
Loving God Completely Ourselves Correctly
25
Loving Ourselves Correctly
34
FFAACET 2
55
Can We Trust God?
65
FFAACET 3
73
What Are the Spiritual Disciplines?
82
FFAACET 4
99
Trust Gratitude and Contentment
277
Walking in the Power of the Spirit
291
The Gifts of the Spirit
301
Openness and Discernment A Balance
316
The World the Flesh and the Devil
323
Warfare with the Devil and His Angels
339
The Weapons of Our Warfare
351
A Lifestyle of Evangelism and Discipleship
365

Gods Plan to Meet Our Needs
110
FFAACET 5
125
Love Gratitude and Rewards
135
Falling in Love with
151
The Contemplative Way
165
The Practice of Sacred Reading
174
Falling in Love with God
187
FFAACET 7
199
An Integrated Life
213
Relationships Work and Society
229
Stewardship and Purpose
243
Process versus Product Being versus Doing
253
Being versus Doing
267
The Process Product and Context of Discipleship
377
A Philosophy of Evangelism
388
Overcoming the Barriers to Evangelism
398
FFAACET 12
413
The Nature and Purpose of the Church
426
Soul Care Leadership Accountability and Renewal
437
Continuing on the Journey What It Takes to Finish Well
450
The Need for Diversity
467
The Richness of Our Heritage
481
Glossary
512
Subject Index
523
Scripture Index
536
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He is the president of Reflections Ministries. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia.

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