Out of Formation: Spiritual Disciplines of God and Men
Spiritual disciplines of God and Men deals with the re-introduction of ancient practices to the modern church. 'Spiritual Formation' will not be a term that is familiar to everyone, but most Christians will be aware of the effects of it...
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Spiritual disciplines of God and Men deals with the re-introduction of ancient practices to the modern church. 'Spiritual Formation' will not be a term that is familiar to everyone, but most Christians will be aware of the effects of it and many will have experienced at least some aspects of it, perhaps through the writings of men like Richard Foster and Dallas Willard. Ancient mystical books and practices are being revived to feed the 21st century need for substantial roots to faith. This is no 'flash in the pan' or passing fad: the movement has grown in power and influence over the last forty years and seminaries and other influential authorities are promoting it. The great question is, 'are these things in harmony with the Word of God?' Dr Gilley examines the movement and those leading it and issues this direct challenge: Do we, as believers in sola Scriptura, take our marching orders from the written Word, or do we look to the "white spaces" in Scripture to determine how we live? Do we actually believe that the Lord has given us in Scripture the teachings and practices He wants us to follow, or do we believe that we must supplement the authentic words of God with our imagination and traditions of men? This vital book is one that all serious Christians need to read.
Pastor Gary Gilley (Th.D. from Cambridge Graduate School, Arkansas) has pastored at Southern View Chapel in Springfield, Illinois since 1975. Along with his preaching and teaching ministry, he is also the author and general editor of the monthly contemporary theological issues publication, Think on These Things. He has authored several books including, I Just Wanted More Land, Jabez, This Little Church Went to Market, and This Little Church Stayed Home. In addition to speaking at various conferences throughout the United States and internationally, Pastor Gilley serves on the board of the Brazil Gospel Fellowship Mission and the advisory board of Personal Freedom Outreach.