Minding the Heart
: Understanding spiritual transformation It is the heart that is the control center of life and through which God works to change us. But how does this growth take place? In Minding the Heart , Robert L Saucy offers...
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Understanding spiritual transformation
It is the heart that is the control center of life and through which God works to change us. But how does this growth take place? In Minding the Heart, Robert L Saucy offers insightful instruction on what spiritual transformation is and how to achieve it. He shows how renewing one's mind through meditation, action, and community can begin the process of change, but ultimately the final change-the change that brings abundant life-can only come through a vital relationship with God. "The renewing of the heart is an inescapable human need," writes Saucy, "but the solution lies only within the realm of the divine."
Drawing from inspiring Bible passages as well as select scientific studies, Saucy demonstrates how to make lasting change so Christians can achieve the joys of becoming more like Christ.
"Individuals and congregations will be challenged, helped, and strengthened though careful reflection on the insights found in this splendid volume."
-David S Dockery, President, Union University
" The great Puritan divine William Ames defined theology as the science of living in the presence of God. That's what this book is about: a biblical examination of Christian interiority, what it means to know and love Jesus Christ from the inside out, with one's whole heart. A great introduction to spiritual theology."
-Timothy George, Dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University
"Any doctor will tell you the key to physical life is the heart. If it is not beating, you are dead. The same is true of the spiritual life. At the center of spiritual growth and transformation is the heart. This wonderful study by Robert Saucy shows you just how important the heart is and that eternal life is a life of quality drawing upon a transformation from deep within."
-Darrell L Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
Saucy is Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Biola University, in Los Angeles.
- :<p>1. Born To Grow: Moving Beyond Forgiveness To An Abundant Life<br />2. The Real Person: The Meaning Of &"heart&"<br />3. The Real Problem In Life: Our Deviant Heart<br />4. Living With Heart: Daily Dynamics Of Our Heart<br />5. Radical Surgery: Changing The Heart At Its Deepest Level<br />6. God And Us: The Two Direct Agents Of Heart Change<br />7. Minding The Mind: Initiating Spiritual Transformation Through Renewal Of Mind <br />8. Meditation (part 1): Getting God's Truth Into Our Hearts<br />9. Meditation (part 2): How Meditation Transforms Us<br />10. Habits Of The Heart: Changing Our Hearts Through Action<br />11. No Man Is An Island: The Necessity Of Community For Spiritual Transformation<br />12. Love One Another<br />13. All Together Now<br />14. The Ultimate Issue</p>