The faith God calls us to is far more than a positivism that shields us from life's struggles. Rather, it guides us into deepening intimacy with the One who sustains us in the broad sweep of life. Gary Thomas examines...
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The faith God calls us to is far more than a positivism that shields us from life's struggles. Rather, it guides us into deepening intimacy with the One who sustains us in the broad sweep of life. Gary Thomas examines ten disciplines God uses to forge fire-tested faith.
This book provides an inspiring, positive approach to what some call the negative truths of Scripture and presents a timeless but contemporary look at faith's real attributes of sacrifice, selfless love, and discipleship at a time when society, and even the Christian community, is focused on blessing and comfort.
Fortify your commitment to Christ by examining ten "authentic" disciplines God uses to forge a fire-tested faithWhat if the spiritual disciplines that bring us closer to God are not the ones we control? Best-selling author Gary Thomas reveals the rich benefits that derive from embracing the harder truths of Scripture. With penetrating insight from Scripture and the Christian classics, along with colorful and engaging stories, this eye-opening look at what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus will encourage you, bolster your faith, and help you rise above shallow attachments to fix your heart on things of eternal worth.
Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of several books, including Sacred Marriage; Sacred Pathways; Pure Pleasure; Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith
His books and ministry focus on spiritual formation: how we can integrate Scripture, church history, and the time-tested wisdom of the Christian classics into our modern experience of faith. Most recently he has produced Every Body Matters: Strengthening Your Body to Strengthen Your Soul.