10 Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health   -     By: Donald S. Whitney
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You're busy with prayer meetings, church, outreach, and Bible study---but are you spiritually healthy? Are you really becoming more like Jesus? Using 10 probing questions, Whitney will help you assess your true state of spiritual well-being, evaluate your growth in areas that matter, and deepen your relationship with Christ. 141 pages, softcover from NavPress.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 141
Vendor: NavPress
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1576830969
ISBN-13: 9781576830963
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Are you spiritually healthy or just spiritually busy?

This book’s 10 probing questions will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health and help you on your journey of spiritual transformation. See how the spiritual disciplines—including prayer, worship, and meditation—can take your spiritual health from fair to excellent.

Author Bio

DONALD S. WHITNEY is the associate professor of spiritual formation at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the best-selling author of S piritual Disciplines for the Christian Life , How Can I Be Sure I’m a Christian?, and Simplify Your Spiritual Life (all NavPress). Don holds a doctor of ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois and is completing a doctor of theology degree with specialization in Christian spirituality from the University of South Africa. He is founder and president of the Center for Biblical Spirituality. Don lives in Kansas City, with his wife and daughter. Don's website is www.BiblicalSpirituality.org.

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Don Whitney has been Associate Professor of Spiritual Formation (the first such position in the six Southern Baptist seminaries) at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri since 1995.
Don grew up in Osceola, Arkansas, where he came to believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. He was active in sports throughout high school and college, and worked in the radio station his dad managed. After graduating from Arkansas State University, Don planned to finish law school and pursue a career in sportscasting. While at the University of Arkansas School of Law, he sensed God's call to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He then enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1979. In 1987 he completed a Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Don is currently completing a Doctor of Theology degree in Christian Spirituality at the University of South Africa.
Before coming to Midwestern, Don was pastor of Glenfield Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois (a Chicago suburb) for almost fifteen years.
He is the author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life (NavPress, 1991), which has a companion discussion guide. He has also written How Can I Be Sure I'm A Christian (NavPress, 1994), Spiritual Disciplines Within the Church (Moody Press, 1996), Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health (NavPress, 2001), and Simplify Your Spiritual Life (NavPress, 2003).
Don's wife, Caffy, ministers from their home in Kansas City as a women's Bible study teacher, an artist, and a freelance illustrator. The Whitneys are parents of a daughter, Laurelen Christiana.
Don's website address is www.SpiritualDisciplines.org.

Publisher's Weekly

Christians today are busier than ever before, doing the "spiritual" work they feel called to out of devotion for God. But are these earnest followers of Christ actually living their faith in a manner that is pleasing to Christ? Whitney (Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life; How Can I Be Sure I'm a Christian?) effectively challenges this "busy hands, empty heart" epidemic. Whitney poses intensely introspective questions to aid Christians as they gauge their own level of spiritual health. Do they have a driving thirst for God, as well as behavior dictated by God's holy standards? How loving to others and sensitive to the Holy Spirit are they? Do they experience genuine grief over personal sin and a willingness to forgive repeat offenders? Whitney also discusses the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditating upon Scripture, taking communion and fellowship with others of like faith, showing readers how to transform these often automatic enterprises into faith-building activities. He advises Christians to spend more energy enjoying God and developing a Christlike nature, rather than accomplishing ever-accelerating goals. He notes that seekers must be acutely aware that following Christ is a lifetime commitment and that they should resist the temptation to seek "spiritual" shortcuts to intimacy with God. This timely text is full of gentle admonitions to unearth deeply entrenched habits and dig for the treasure found only in a carefully honed relationship with God. (May) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 18, 2011
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    When I requested a book to review, NavPress also threw in this book so I'm not really required to review it but am more than happy to do so. I wasn't familiar with this author but I love this book. It has 10 questions that help you to stop and think about your walk with God. Even though this is a fairly short book, you will want to work through it slowly in order to give yourself time to make sure you are seeking God's grace to grow in the various areas. It's the type of book that I would go back and read again, and be convicted again. I would definitely recommend it to others!

    My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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    May 19, 2011
    humbleservant3
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    I read this book and the Spiritual Disciplines by Whitney when I was a new Christian. These two books, especially disciplines, are wonderful at all levels. They do a wonderful job of explaining the disciplines in a biblical way and laying out practical ways to put them into practice in your own life.

    Perfect book for a small group Bible study.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    March 23, 2004
    Tim Raymond
    This book is fantastic! The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was because it could have been longer. I'm planning on purchasing copies for our deacons and other key leaders. I have never read a book that focuses on the deep longings of the growing Christian. A very encouraging read!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    October 20, 2002
    Jim Henry
    Just when you feel that you have "arrived", this book puts things back into prospective. A real must have for those who truly desire to be more like the Master.
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