Honest to God: Becoming An Authentic Christian - Now With Discussion Guide
Here is practical, down-to-earth advice on really living the Christian life - to help you get beyond just "talking" the faith. Bill Hybels challenges us to examine our lifestyles and honestly see if God has changed our lives. The many...
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Here is practical, down-to-earth advice on really living the Christian life - to help you get beyond just "talking" the faith. Bill Hybels challenges us to examine our lifestyles and honestly see if God has changed our lives. The many areas he addresses include: family life, work, models, physical fitness, spiritual disciplines, emotional life and marriage values. 205 pages, including study guide, from Zondervan
In Honest to God? Bill Hybels challenges Christians to examine their lifestyles and honestly see if God has changed their lives. Some areas he addresses include: - family life - work - male and female role models - spiritual disciplines - sound physical fitness - emotional life - marriage values -- "Christianity is a supernatural walk with a living, dynamic, personal God. Why, then, do so many Christians live inconsistent, powerless lives?" Hybels answers this question with - Practical, down-to-earth advice on living the Christian life - 12 signs of inconsistent Christian living -- and what to do about them - How to go beyond just "talking" the faith - Honest personal examples about failures and successes -- Honest to God? is a clarion call to Christians to restore Christianity in their personal lives and thus influence the world.
1. Defining Authenticity 2. A New Dimension in Spirituality 3. Understanding the Masculine Mystique 4. Women, Liberation, and the Pursuit of God 5. Truth-telling: Pathway to Authentic Relationships 6. Mutually Satisfying Marriage 7. Raising Image--Bearers: The High Call of Parenting 8. Honest Emotions 9. Energized for Effective Service 10. Unstereotyping Evangelism 11. Work: Turning Drudgery to Fulfillment 12. The Seduction of Money 13. Staying Fit: A Glaring Blind Spot 14. Maintaining Authenticity 208 Pages
Faulkner befriended real people. Unpretentious people. People honest about their life and living. He chose to surround himself with these who populated his stories and actually lived in his intensely human fiction, rather than those who simply talked about the South, or wrote about it. He often spent time with people who simply talked or wrote about Christianity. He'd rather spend time with people who actually lived it. That's what this book is about--actually living Christianity. Being authentic Christians.
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America, and the chairman of the board for Willow Creek Association. He convened The Global Leadership Summit in 1995, following a God-given prompting to help raise and develop the spiritual gift of leadership for the local church.
Both visionary and passionate about seeing every local church reach its full God-given potential, he speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, evangelism, and church growth. An exceptional communicator, he is a best-selling author of more than 20 books on personal evangelism, marriage and especially on the subject of Christian leadership, including Just Walk Across the Room, Courageous Leadership and the newly released, The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God and Having the Guts to Respond.
Bill received a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies and an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife, Lynne, have two adult children and one grandson.