Good and Beautiful Life Putting on the Character of Christ

ISBN-10: 0830835326
ISBN-13: 9780830835324
Edition: 2009
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 1/11/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

James Bryan Smith believes we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. We find ourselves caught up in self-serving decisions that lead us further into the vices that cause ruin: anger, lust, lying, worry and judging. In this follow up to his first book,The Good and Beautiful GodSmith traces through the Sermon on the Mount and helps us look behind these sins to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' naratives about life in the kingdom of God.

James Bryan Smith (M.Div., Yale University Divinity School, D.Min., Fuller Seminary) is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, and a writer and speaker in the area of Christian spiritual formation. He also serves as the director of the Apprentice Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University. A founding member of Richard J. Foster's spiritual renewal ministry, Renovar� Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches. Smith is also the editor of A Spiritual Formation Workbook, Devotional Classics (with Richard Foster), Embracing the Love of God, Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven and Room of Marvels.

Introduction
How to Get the Most Out of This Book
The Good and Beautiful Life
Soul Training: Writing a Letter to God
The Gospel Many People Have Never Heard
Soul Training: Play
The Grand Invitation
Soul Training: Hospitality
Learning to Live Without Anger
Soul Training: Keeping the Sabbath
Learning to Live Without Lust
Soul Training: Media Fast
Learning to Live Without Lying
Soul Training: Silence
Learning to Bless Those Who Curse Us
Soul Training: Praying for the Success of Competitors
Learning to Live Without Vainglory
Soul Training: Secret Service
Learning to Live Without Avarice
Soul Training: Deaccumulation
Learning to Live Without Worry
Soul Training: Prayer
Learning to Live Without Judging Others
Soul Training: A Day Without Gossip
Living in the Kingdom Day by Day
Soul Training: Living One Day Devotionally
Appendix: Small Group Discussion Guide
Notes
Acknowledgments

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