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The Good and Beautiful God


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The Good and Beautiful God

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Description

"God wants me to try harder."

"God blesses me when I'm good and punishes me when I'm bad."

"God is angry with me."

We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true--but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here.

Turning to the Gospels, Smith invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

At the end of each chapter you'll find an opportunity for soul training, engaging in spiritual practices that reinforce the biblical messages on your mind and heart. Because the best way to make a complete and lasting change is to go through the material in community, small group discussion questions also accompany each chapter.

This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by--to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed--and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

Features

  • Provides a theological basis for faith along with help in living out our faith through spiritual practice
  • Includes questions for individual reflection and processing embedded in the text
  • Includes a small group discussion guide
  • Includes a description of a companion spiritual practice to try in each chapter
  • Provides nine weeks of material for small groups plus an introductory week

The Good and Beautiful God is part of the three-volume Apprentice Series. Purchase the three titles together in the Apprentice Series bundle and save!

About the Author(s)

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, Renovare, 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). And author of Hidden in Christ, Embracing the Love of God, Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven and Room of Marvels.

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