The Fitting Room: Putting on the Character of Christ  -     By: Kelly Minter
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The Fitting Room: Putting on the Character of Christ

David C. Cook / 2011 / Paperback

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Can we really "dress up" in the character of Christ? How do we "clothe" ourselves with forgiveness, joy, patience, and compassion? Stitching together real-life stories with down-to-earth insights, Minter explores concepts such as justification and sanctification. She invites you to "put on" a life that's tailored by the Master Designer just for you! Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1434799859
ISBN-13: 9781434799852
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Kelly Minter explores what it means—in real life—to "clothe" ourselves (Col. 3:12) in Christian virtues like forgiveness, joy, patience, compassion, and more.
 
Colossians 3:12 tells us to "clothe" ourselves in Christian virtues like forgiveness, joy, patience, compassion. But how does that work in real life? Can we really "dress up" in the character of Christ? Kelly Minter says the answer is yes—if we let the Master Designer do the fitting. This relatable book offers insightful Scripture study with real-life stories and simple, down-to-earth explanations of tricky concepts as justification and sanctification—stitching it all together with dry humor and down-to-earth honesty. There are no gimmicks, no guilt trips, just an irresistible invitation for women to enjoy a spiritual makeover—to put on a life that’s personally tailored by the One who knows and loves them best.

Author Bio

Kelly Minter is an accomplished speaker, songwriter and performer, and is the author of No Other gods and Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break. She leads worship and speaks to women across the country, taking part in LifeWay conferences and their annual Women's Forum. Kelly resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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  1. williamsport, pa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderfully written! Life changing!!
    April 27, 2012
    Becky
    williamsport, pa
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Kelly writes in an easy to way, you feel like your bff is talking to you! Funny and convicting. We used "The Fitting Room" in our bible study. We all loved it and have grown closer as a group and definitely closer to God! Some major ah-ha moments! You will become more beautiful when you put on the character of Christ in the "fitting room!". A must read!
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great lesson.
    June 17, 2011
    amomwithablog
    Las Vegas, NV
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Fitting Room teaches us about Putting On The Character Of Christ. The book is based on Colossians 3:12 that says "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience".

    Kelly Minter uses the analogy of fashion as a way of relating how we wear the 'virtues'... but she is quick to point out that "The Christian virtues are not something we can slap on ourselves like cutout paper dolls. They come as a result of heart change that is accomplished through the supernatural love of Jesus."

    I thought this was a great book, well written in a personal way. I could relate to much of what Kelly was sharing... because I have experienced it myself. She points out how our we become focused more on managing our behavior rather than promoting inward transformation.

    After the first few pages, I was hooked. When she says that we can never separate the qualities of God from God Himself, I felt the conviction. She talks of how we view godly character as something we can obtain if we just try harder. Oh... how often I've been there! The way we tell ourselves that we'll do better next time, be more patient, hold our tongue, or just use the virtues at will... as if it's something we can do on our own.

    So much to learn in this book... I think it could be used in a small group as well. Kelly Minter makes it easy to read and enjoyable as well. I think you'll enjoy it.

    *I received this book for free from The B&B Media Group for my honest review.
  3. St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Irresistible Invitation
    June 13, 2011
    onedesertrose
    St. Paul, MN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    As little girls, it's fun to play "dress-up" and with "paper dolls." As women, getting fitted for a prom dress, bridesmaid gown, or even a bridal gown. Kelly Minter, in her book, The Fitting Room, has provided a means for a spiritual makeover, one that lasts for eternity, by putting on the character of Christ.

    Kelly's book has a down-to-earth feel to it, but she's truly concerned about our spiritual growth. She feels like a friend sitting next to you and sharing spiritual truths while being transparent with her own walk with the Lord. She doesn't claim to have all the answers, but she has a way of getting her points across that are easy to understand and peppered with her wit.

    The power to walk this life is given by the Holy Spirit and God's holiness when by faith in Christ we are we are chosen by God. We are graciously chosen, loved by the Father, and called to live a holy life by putting off the old sinful nature.

    The specific virtues that Kelly discusses are the following:

    Forgiveness, part 1 and part 2-The perfect storm; Yes, you really can

    Peace, part 1 and part 2-Not as the world gives; A soul at rest

    Kindness-And then came the rains

    Humility-Everything must die (to rise again)

    Compassion-When the crowds keep marching by

    Patience-More than a disposition

    Joy-The crowning virtue

    I was amazed at the wisdom set forth by Kelly in regards to these virtues. Yes, the wisdom comes from God, but He used Kelly to crack open the meanings in a very personal way. Again, she's very transparent with her own life, which makes the book that much more meaningful and encouraging.

    If you want to truly change and learn to put on the character of Christ, this is a great book to study. Kelly explains how to take off the negative traits and emotional entanglements we grew up with. But remember, it's a process, not a one-step rule and everything's fine. God will work in you to produce His character in you if you are open for change. Great for personal or group studies.

    The cover of her book will bring back memories of childhood paper dolls and getting fitted for a gown. Kelly's book goes deeper and is a necessary part of our lives.

    This book was provided by Karen Davis at The B & B Media Group, Inc., in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.
  4. Tauranga, New Zealand
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wanting a Spiritual Makeover ?
    June 12, 2011
    The Phantom Paragrapher
    Tauranga, New Zealand
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Review: The Fitting Room - Kelly Minter - April 2011

    " Therefore as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience" - Colossians 3v12."

    Are you wanting a book that speaks directly to you as a female , wanting an author that isn't long-winded and goes on and on trying to explain things.

    If so, look no further as The Fitting Room by Kelly Minter is the perfect read for all those females and males if it does draw your attention to putting on the clothes of the Character of Christ.

    Each chapter of the book is split up into the characteristics of Christ from Virtues , to peace to Compassion and Joy.

    What I loved about how Kelly wrote the book , is that it's all good and well reading a Christian non-fiction book that tells us how to act , but what good is it if we can't relate it to our modern everyday lives of hanging out with friends, working etc.

    Each chapter focuses as I said above on a particular characteristic and within that chapter includes an ancedote/ a little tale relating to an everyday life situation like a Video shoot or we can translate it into getting our photo taken at a portrait parlour. Then it moves on to the Christianity Biblical view with a handful of bible verses for you to think about , that relate to the chapter.

    At the end of the book is a section titled "Discussion Questions" which include for each chapter a list of questions for you to answer then think back and reflect on.

    If you are looking for a Spirtual Makeover , then head on down to your local Christian Bookshop and pick up your how-to guide to looking beautiful with Christ....

    "The Fitting Room by Kelly Minter".
  5. Texas
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Exchange your old wardrobe for a Heavenly One
    May 4, 2011
    Abbie
    Texas
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Struggling with self-image? Have you ever wondered what true beauty is? Tired of trying to meet the world's standards of beauty? When you look in the mirror what do you see?

    Come learn how God sees you and become the image bearer of the Great Designer. Be clothed in His glory and beauty. Become the woman you have always wanted to be - stunning, beautiful, breath-taking, lovely! Throw out that old wardrobe and exchange it for a heavenly one!

    Based on Colossians 2 Kelly Minter encourages readers to clothe themselves in Godly things. Her casual and authentic writing style makes the reader feel as if they are sitting with an old friend. I believe this book would be excellent for a small group bible study. All women struggle with some form of insecurity (though some hid it very well behind a mask of perfection). In the fourteen chapters of this book Kelly addresses the many lies of this world that have convinced us that we must look, dress, and act a certain way to be accepted. Kelly replaces those lies with the Word of God and teaches ladies that we to must clothe ourselves in God's Word.

    I highly recommend this book for all women.

    Thank you B&B Communications for this review copy.
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