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The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives



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How to Live as Jesus Lived Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy ( Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.

Author Biography

Dallas Willard, a professor at the University of Southern California's School of Philosophy, has held visiting appointments at UCLA and the University of Colorado. A Southern Baptist Minister, his ground-breaking books In Search of Guidance and The Divine Conspiracy have forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. viii
The Secret of the Easy Yokep. 1
Making Theology of the Disciplines Practicalp. 11
Salvation Is a Lifep. 28
"Little Less Than a God"p. 44
The Nature of Lifep. 56
Spiritual Life: The Body's Fulfillmentp. 75
St. Paul's Psychology of Redemption--The Examplep. 95
History and the Meaning of the Disciplinesp. 130
Some Main Disciplines for the Spiritual Lifep. 156
Is Poverty Spiritual?p. 193
The Disciplines and the Power Structures of This World Epiloguep. 251
Jeremy Taylor's Counsel on the Application of Rules for Holy Livingp. 255
Discipleship: For Super-Christians Only?p. 258
Bibliographyp. 266
Name Indexp. 271
Subject Indexp. 273
Scripture Indexp. 275
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