Revolution of Character: Discovering Christ's Pattern For Spiritual Transformation
Dallas Willard's Renovation of the Heart has become established as a classic guide to the spiritual life. In this abridged version, Don Simpson makes its riches more easily available for devotional use. The authors believe that we fail in...
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Dallas Willard's Renovation of the Heart has become established as a classic guide to the spiritual life. In this abridged version, Don Simpson makes its riches more easily available for devotional use.
The authors believe that we fail in the spiritual life mainly through neglect of the roles played by the various elements of our personality. They reflect on each of these elements - heart, mind, body, social life and soul - and invite us to understand its role, train it in new patterns, and expose it to God's transforming power. This holistic approach will, they suggest, produce new ways of responding to life, and will result in profoundly changed character.
This accessible distillation of an award-winning work can be read as an ordinary book, or used for personal study and prayer or on retreat. Suggestions for meditation and response appear at the end of each chapter.
This book will help you reflect on the spiritual significance of each element of your human self--heart, mind, body, social life, and soul--so that God can transform you. Includes discussion questions.
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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Don Simpson is a senior developmental editor for Navpress in Colorado Springs, USA, he has collaborated with Dallas Willlard to produce Revolution of Character.