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Dallas Willard, an acclaimed theologian and professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California, fulfils the longing of many Christians who want to live as true disciples of Christ rather than distant dabblers. Likewise, he scoffs at consumer Christians who are simply banking on admittance to heaven as their payoff for attending church. Or worse still, those who use Christianity to advance their political agendas rather than their spiritual ones. But this is not a scolding book. Rather, Willard devotes his efforts to discussing specific and inspiring ways to develop a discipleship to Jesus--not as an act of sacrifice or even one of spiritual luxury--instead, as everyday people committed to the teachings of Christ. "The really good news for Christians is that Jesus is now taking students in the master class of life", writes Willard. "So the message of and about him is specifically a gospel for our life now, not just for dying. It is about living now as his apprentices in kingdom living, not just as consumers of his merits." --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
‘I am struck by the comprehensive nature of this book… It provides me with a conceptual philosophy for understanding the meaning and purpose of human existence…’
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Massively, over-hyped. I found it inspiring in places, and a little bit quirky in others. All in all, I was glad I had read it and it will have a good effect on my spiritual life,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Raymond Adams
I didn't quite get on with this book, which was disappointing because other people have given it rave reviews.
I found the writing style hard to follow. Read more
A book everyone in church leadership should read and understand. It is important that others understand how to develop the practice of discipleshipPublished 15 months ago by Bob Mathews
A very thoughtful book by a man of faith who is prepared to intellectually examine the idea of God and where we stand in relationship to a supreme being.Published 19 months ago by B. E. Gottsche
This is the first book by Dallas Willard I have read. It is a fresh look at Christianity from this practical philosopher, rather than a theologian. Read morePublished 19 months ago by K. Slater
I am impressed by this book, it has really helped to be able to rethink what is important as I get older. A good overview.Published 24 months ago by learner
I am still reading this powerful volume, very slowing. It is a tome of well thought out ideas, , concepts and overall truth. Read morePublished on 4 July 2013 by Amazon Customer