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Theologian and scholar Dallas Willard has long been an eloquent voice for the relevance of God in our daily lives. His groundbreaking books The Spirit of the Disciplines and The Divine Conspiracy have forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith. He is a professor at the University of Southern California's School of Philosophy and has held visiting appointments at UCLA and the University of Colorado. He lives in southern California (Courtesy of HarperSanFrancisco).


 

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Hearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with GodHearing God: Developing a Conversational Relationship with God
Dallas Willard
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Being close to God means communicating with him--telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and hearing and understanding what he is saying to us. It is this second half of our conversation with God that is so important but that can also be so difficult. How do we hear his voice? How can we be sure that what we think we hear is not our own subconscious? What role does the Bible play? What if what God says to us is not clear?

The key, says best-selling author Dallas Willard, is to focus not so much on individual actions and decisions as on building our personal relationship with our Creator. In this updated and expanded edition of Willard's beloved book, originally published as In Search of Guidance and now entitled Hearing God, you'll gain rich spiritual insight into how we can hear God's voice clearly and develop an intimate partnership with him in the work of his kingdom. Including new material from Dallas Willard's teaching at the Renovari Institute and reformatted to be even easier to read, this classic continues to endure as one of today's best resources for learning to listen closely to God.

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  • Includes new material from Willard's teaching at the Renovari Institute
  • Provides insight into God's direction in daily life
  • Aids in learning to hear God's voice
  • Gives guidance for developing a richer relationship with God
  • Reformatted for easier reading
  • Companion DVD available

     

 
Renovation of the Church: What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual FormationRenovation of the Church: What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation
Kent Carlson, Mike Lueken, Dallas Willard
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Copastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken tell the story of how God took their thriving, consumer-oriented church and transformed it into a modest congregation of unformed believers committed to the growth of the spirit--even when it meant a decline in numbers.

As Kent and Mike found out, a decade of major change is not easy on a church. Oak Hills Church, from the pastoral staff to the congregation, had to confront addiction to personal ambition, resist consumerism and reorient their lives around the teachings of Jesus. Their renewed focus on spiritual formation over numerical growth triggered major changes in the content of their sermons, the tenor of their worship services, and the reason for their outreach. They lost members.

But the health and spiritual depth of their church today is a testimony of God's transforming work and enduring faithfulness to the people he loves.

Honest and humble, Renovation of the Church is Kent and Mike's story of a church they love, written to inspire and challenge other churches to let God rewrite their stories as well. Read it for the church you love.
     

 
The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on DiscipleshipThe Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship
Dallas Willard
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The last command Jesus gave before he ascended to heaven was the Great Commission, the call to "make disciples of all the nations." But Christians have responded by making "Christians," not "disciples." This, according to renowned Christian thinker Dallas Willard, has been the church's Great Omission. Drawing upon previously published articles from magazines such as Christianity Today and Leadership Journal as well as remarks given at various conferences, Willard challenges the thought that we can be Christians without being disciples. He calls on believers to restore what should be the heart of Christianity - being active disciples of Jesus Christ. Willard shows us that in the school of life, we are apprentices of the Teacher whose brilliance encourages us to rise above traditional church understanding and embrace the true meaning of discipleship - an active, concrete, 24/7 life with Jesus.
     

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  • Revolution of Character: Discovering Christ's Pattern for Spiritual TransformationRevolution of Character: Discovering Christ's Pattern for Spiritual Transformation
    Dallas Willard
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    In Renovation of the Heart, Dallas Willard challenged readers to forsake sinful habits and adopt the character of Christ. In this follow-up text, he explores five critical elements that impact us all - our heart, mind, body, social life, and soul. Let this powerful, holistic approach direct you to profound changes and spiritual wholeness. 192 pages, hardcover from NavPress.


         

     
    Hearing God Through the YearHearing God Through the Year
    Dallas Willard
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    Being close to God means communicating with him - telling him what is on our hearts in prayer and understanding what he is saying to us. The second half of this conversation is so important - and so difficult How do we hear God? In these daily devotionals Dallas Willard helps us understand how we can know the voice of God and act on it. Each day you'll read Scripture on this topic and find suggestions for prayer, journaling and reflection to draw you into God's presence. You may be surprised - and even transformed - by what you discover.


         

     

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    The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes LivesThe Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives
    Dallas Willard
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    Believers long for personal purity and power to live as our hearts tell us we should. But how does God change us? Willard reminds us that we can be like Christ if we follow his style of life: solitude and silence, prayer, simple and sacrificial living, meditation on God's Word, and service to others. The practice of these disciplines is how God guides us into a constant interaction with his kingdom. "The book of the decade!" - Richard Foster. 275 pages, softcover from HarperCollins.


         

     

     
    The Divine ConspiracyThe Divine Conspiracy
    Dallas Willard
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    In The Divine Conspiracy, Willard gracefully weaves biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice into a tour de force that shows the necessity of profound changes in how we view our lives and faith.

    Willard refutes "fire escape" mentality by exploring the true nature of the teachings of Jesus, who intended that His followers become His disciples, and taught that we have access now to the life we are only too eager to relegate to the hereafter. The author calls us into a more authentic faith and offers a practical plan by which we can become Christ-like. He encourages faith by embracing the true meaning of Christian discipleship.
         

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    Renovation of the Heart: Putting On the Character of ChristRenovation of the Heart: Putting On the Character of Christ
    Dallas Willard
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    We aren't born to stay the way we are. But how many times have we looked around us in dismay at the lack of spiritual maturity in fellow believers? It is evident in the rising rate of divorces among Christian couples. We find it in the high percentages of Christians, even pastors, who regularly view pornography. And we face it each time a well-known leader in the Christian community is found in sexual sin or handling finances dishonestly. Perhaps you have struggled with your own character issues for years, even decades, to little avail. There is good news. In Renovation of the Heart best-selling author Dallas Willard calls it "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 or the kingdom of God." In the transformation of our spirits, we become apprentices of Jesus Christ.

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