Renovation of the Heart (NavPress, 2012)

What I am reading right now…

I am currently reading Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard. I have found it an excellent book about spiritual formation. I have to say Dallas Willard is one of my top 10 favorite authors. I also love his book Divine Conspiracy.

From the Back Cover

As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus, so we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally.

Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”––a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but rather as a practical process that can be followed without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with.

Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.

About the Author

Photography by Dieter Zander

Dallas Willard (September 4, 1935 – May 8, 2013)

The late DALLAS WILLARD (September 4, 1935 – May 8, 2013) was a professor and former director of the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin and is the best-selling author of more than thirty publications, including The Divine Conspiracy, The Spirit of the Disciplines, and Hearing God.

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