As perhaps Dr. Boa’s single most significant book, Conformed to His Image offers readers solidly biblical and practical approaches to spiritual formation by. Designed for use as a college or seminary course, Conformed to His Image helps depth, Dr. Kenneth Boa corrects our tendency to pick and compartmentalize. What does a relationship with God look like and how do we obtain it? It is vital for church leaders to grapple seriously with this question, for pat answers no.
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Our new identity in Christ bia explored in the grace-emphasis of 4 Exchanged Life Spiritualityand our legitimate motives for following Christ are examined in the section on 5 Motivated Spirituality. I read the English version of course.
It needs to be in the bookshelf of any practicing Christians. Unlike many Christian books, which either generally confirm what you already believe or are completely in a different camp, Boa recognizes the richness of Christian tradition and how it influence Conformed to His Image was one of the required texts for the Centurions Program.
It also focuses on what it means to abide in Christ and to practice His presence. It’s only draw back is that it has so much spiritual meat in itthat it is like taking a drink from a fire hose! Subscribe If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to receive more just like it. David Bielby rated it it was amazing Jun 28, The Process Product and Context of Discipleship.
It makes for phenomenal conversation. Dec 25, Doug rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great book on spiritual formation. Contact me at josie josievance. Many of them–if not all of them–overlap other facets, but each looks at God, scripture, and community in a slightly different way.
For each of the facets, Boa describes a bit of the history, a bit of why it is important, some practical ways to apply it, and some resources for learning more. The quality of our relationship with God is what will influence the health, potency, and witness of the church gis an incr What does a relationship with God look like and how do we obtain it?
And if you are going to study it, I would highly recommend doing so in a group setting–the discussion is helpful because people see facets in different ways, and readers can encourage each other to not only prepare, but apply what they learn.
Lives well-lived, not just words eloquently spoken, must become our response. Highly recommend this book!
I’ve been using it with a weekly men’s group for some time now. An in depth study of spiritual disciplines that every believer should read and put into practice. It is vital for church leaders to grapple seriously with this question, for pat answers no longer suffice.
When I first started to read this book, I thought it was going to be more of textbook style, and not really something I’d enjoy Relationships Work and Society. Great book – full of information and wise Biblically based teaching on the different aspects of being spiritual. Refresh and try again. Krista Dominguez rated it liked it Jan 21, Seriously, this book is holistically what every follower of Jesus needs to soak in and grasp.
Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation
Most of the participants really enjoy the book. Feb 18, Matt Barcalow rated it it was amazing.
The overarching theme and premise of Conformed to His Image is that there are multiple facets, or, many ways, for us to appreciate and to approach God, and there is wisdom in looking beyond our own natural inclinations to perhaps encounter God in fresh ways. It gets better and better as it goes on. Don’t be intimidated by it’s size it appears to be a three credit college class book. Conformed to His Image: This is a good resource on Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines.
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My number two pick Selected chapters of Conformed to His Image are posted with permission by the author. Dive in, it’s great. These facets resonated with me deeply. In its conclusion, Conformed to His Image outlines seven characteristics of disciples who finish well: Overcoming the Barriers to Evangelism.
Conformed to His Image: Biblical and Practical Approaches to Spiritual Formation by Kenneth D. Boa
There are always areas where we are good at things; hiss areas where we could use some growth. The quality of our relationship with God is what will influence the health, potency, and witness of the church in an increasingly complex and hostile world.
A Lifestyle of Evangelism and Discipleship. The drinking from a firehose metaphor would not be inaccurate ti. Part of the book tends to be bizarre, as well as Whitney’s resource on Spiritual Disciplines gives a more practical discussion on the disciplines.
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