Renovation of the Heart
I'm not OK and You're not OK. We're in Serious trouble And yet the life that we are promised in Christ should be one of spiritual maturity and increasing holiness. We should be light and salt to a dark...
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I'm not OK and You're not OK. We're in Serious trouble
And yet the life that we are promised in Christ should be one of spiritual maturity and increasing holiness. We should be light and salt to a dark and flavourless world. We should be brimful of the fruit of the Spirit. So, why the yawning chasm between what we are and what we should be? When around half of marriages fail when there are massive problems with addiction when our leaders are moral failures when there is war and world famine Who can we blame? Only ourselves, says Dallas Willard. We live from the heart ? the spiritual place within us from which outlook, choices and actions have been formed by a world away from God. Now it must be transformed.
With piercing cultural analysis Dallas Willard shows how the spirit of the age has blinded Christian people to the truth of their moral responsibilities. He presents a radical challenge to be transformed to the likeness of Christ in every dimension of life ? thought, emotion, character, soul and body. Drawing on biblical and practical resources he explores the spiritual disciplines that are crucial if, by the grace of God, we hope to acquire renovated hearts.
Dallas Willard (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. His philosophical publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl's early writings from German into English.
He also lectures and writes award winning books on Christian Spirituality. His book Renovation of the Heart received Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award in the category of Spirituality. The Divine Conspiracy was selected Christianity Today's "Book of the Year" for 1999.
His other publications include The Spirit of the Disciplines; Hearing God; The Great Omission; Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice and most recently Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge and Personal Religion, Public Reality?.
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