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Becoming Worldly Saints

Michael Wittmer
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Becoming Worldly Saints
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Becoming Worldly Saints

Michael Wittmer

If following Jesus involves a life of sacrifice and suffering, is it wrong for a Christian to seek purpose and joy in this world?

Many Christians sense a tension between their desire to enjoy life in this world?the beauty of God's creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others?and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? By living out our God-given purpose.

As ?worldly saints,? created in the image of God, we are natural creatures with a supernatural purpose?to know and love God. Because we live in a world that is stained by the curse of sin, we must learn to embrace our nature as creatures created in the image of God while recognizing our desperate need for the grace that God offers to us in the gospel.

Writing in a devotional style that is theologically rich, biblically accurate, and aimed at ordinary readers, Mike Wittmer helps readers understand who they are, why they are here, and the importance of the story they tell themselves. In Becoming Worldly Saints, he gives an integrated vision that shows how we can be heavenly minded in a way that leads to earthly good, empowering believers to seize the abundant life God has for them.



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About "Becoming Worldly Saints"

If following Jesus involves a life of sacrifice and suffering, is it wrong for a Christian to seek purpose and joy in this world?

Many Christians sense a tension between their desire to enjoy life in this world?the beauty of God's creation, the rich love of deep relationships with others?and the reality that this world is fallen and broken, in need of redemption. How can we embrace and thrive in the tension between enjoying creation and promoting redemption? By living out our God-given purpose.

As ?worldly saints,? created in the image of God, we are natural creatures with a supernatural purpose?to know and love God. Because we live in a world that is stained by the curse of sin, we must learn to embrace our nature as creatures created in the image of God while recognizing our desperate need for the grace that God offers to us in the gospel.

Writing in a devotional style that is theologically rich, biblically accurate, and aimed at ordinary readers, Mike Wittmer helps readers understand who they are, why they are here, and the importance of the story they tell themselves. In Becoming Worldly Saints, he gives an integrated vision that shows how we can be heavenly minded in a way that leads to earthly good, empowering believers to seize the abundant life God has for them.


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Meet the Author

Michael Wittmer

Michael Wittmer (PhD., Calvin Theological Seminary) is Professor of Systematic Theology Grand Rapids Theological Seminary where he also directs the Center for Christian Worldview. He is author of Heaven Is a Place on Earth and Don't stop believing.
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Table Of Contents

  • if Following Jesus Involves A Life Of Sacrifice And Suffering, Is It Wrong For A Christian To Seek Purpose And Joy In This World?

    many Christians Sense A Tension Between Their Desire To Enjoy Life In This World?the Beauty Of God's Creation, The Rich Love Of Deep Relationships With Others?and The Reality That This World Is Fallen And Broken, In Need Of Redemption. How Can We Embrace And Thrive In The Tension Between Enjoying Creation And Promoting Redemption? By Living Out Our God-given Purpose.

    as ?worldly Saints,? Created In The Image Of God, We Are Natural Creatures With A Supernatural Purpose?to Know And Love God. Because We Live In A World That Is Stained By The Curse Of Sin, We Must Learn To Embrace Our Nature As Creatures Created In The Image Of God While Recognizing Our Desperate Need For The Grace That God Offers To Us In The Gospel.

    writing In A Devotional Style That Is Theologically Rich, Biblically Accurate, And Aimed At Ordinary Readers, Mike Wittmer Helps Readers Understand Who They Are, Why They Are Here, And The Importance Of The Story They Tell Themselves. In becoming Worldly Saints, He Gives An Integrated Vision That Shows How We Can Be Heavenly Minded In A Way That Leads To Earthly Good, Empowering Believers To Seize The Abundant Life God Has For Them.

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Helpful perspective on a Christian view of enjoyment
5 stars By MatthewT, Jan 15 2016
This book confronts the tension many Christians feel about living a sacrificial life for God versus enjoying what God has created. 
The author focuses on the goodness of God's Creation, the effect of the Fall, and the looking forward to Redemption.
The book is partly a response, and attempt for biblical balance, to books advocating a "radical" life. He helpfully challenges a number of Christian clich.    
Wittmer does reference other books a few times, however he does acknowledge their value and isn't unnecessarily antagonistic or critical. 
A very helpful emphasis is there is no "one-size-fits-all" Christian life. Each Christian has been gifted and called differently by God.
It would be worth reading this book alongside one of the other books (e.g. Radical - David Platt; Crazy Love - Francis Chan) for a balanced perspective.
Wittmer is easy to read, humorous, and biblically informed. Definitely a book worth reading.
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  • Catalogue Code 424276
  • Product Code 9780310516392
  • ISBN 0310516390
  • EAN 9780310516392
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Feb 2015
  • Sales Rank #43925
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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