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Spirituality is hip, there is no question. Everyone admires those people who seem to betray an ethereal attachment to nature, to mystical practices, or command some type of other-worldly respect. It's become a chic commodity, with its benefits evoked by images of sunrises and secluded retreats. But are the spiritual characteristics we most admire actually Christian?

When contrasted with the Apostle Paul--who promoted a cross shaped spirituality for those deemed foolish by the world--our commoditized spirituality seems trite. Paul realized that images of crucifixion, burial and resurrection would never be popular images of the spiritual life and thus never attempted to make them so--he merely asked we follow him as he followed Christ.

In Spirituality According to Paul: Imitating the Apostle of Christ Rodney Reeves explores this ancient spiritual path and probes our understanding of what Christian spirituality should be according to Paul's teachings--and actions. In doing so, Reeves illuminates its transformative power and gives us living illustrations of what it means to follow Paul as he followed Christ. Here is a book that joins a deep understanding of Paul with a pastoral and spiritual wisdom born of experience.

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Format: PDF Download
Vendor: IVP Academic
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780830869411
ISBN-13: 9780830869411
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Spirituality often evokes images of quiet centeredness, meditative serenity and freedom from life's pressures. Its become a chic commodity, with its benefits evoked by images of sunrises and secluded retreats.Contrast the apostle Paul, who promotes a cross-shaped spirituality for fools making their way though life's trials. Paul realized that images of crucifixion, burial and resurrection would never be popular images of the spiritual life. So he encourages his fellow travelers, who are spiritually united with Christ, to "follow me as I follow Christ."As he explores this ancient spiritual path, Rodney Reeves probes our understanding of what Christian spirituality should be. And to illuminate its transformative power, he gives us living illustrations of what it means to follow Paul as he followed Christ. Here is a book that joins a deep understanding of Paul with a pastoral and spiritual wisdom born of experience.

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I am convinced that my friend Rodney Reeves writes to challenge, confound and sometimes irritate! Rodney has a keen mind and a distinct way of pressing God's truth into our heart, then probing there to see what we are going to do in response. This is a great book to read, study, digest, meditate and, as a result, imitate the apostle of Christ.
-Rex M. Horne Jr.,
president, Ouachita Baptist University

This book is an outstanding resource for anyone who yearns to know Christ more deeply and follow him more completely. Rodney Reeves has given us a valuable gift in Spirituality According to Paul. His combination of careful biblical scholarship, wise pastoral counsel and open-hearted sharing of his own faith journey helps us see in new ways what authentic spirituality is all about. This book is a rich resource for pastors, lay leaders and all believers who want to grow in their relationship with Christ and to live out their faith each day.
-Mark D. Roberts,
senior advisor and theologian-in-residence, Foundations for Laity Renewal

Reeves has a remarkable ability to make ancient texts speak with a modern voice. He helps us rediscover Paul's spirituality, not in some lazy, postmodern, touchy-feely sense, but in a rigorous, immensely practical, how-to-live-your-life sense. In a day when we are advised not to put people on pedestals, Reeves insists that we place Paul squarely on a pedestal--head and shoulders above the rest--and imitate him.
-David B. Capes,
Thomas Nelson Research Professor, Houston Baptist University

Imitating Christ is too often reduced to the classic spiritual disciplines. While not inherently wrong, it superimposes an artificial framework on Paul. Like Procrustes of mythology, we stretch and chop the text to fit the bed. Dr. Reeves, a beloved professor in the classroom and an accomplished Pauline scholar, highlights the essential elements of following Christ, letting Paul use the framework Paul chose. Don't let his charming style and delightful wit deceive you. This is not fluffy devotion, but solid exegesis, cognizance of issues, thoughtful reflection and practical application by someone who knows and believes the text. Here is the spiritual formation textbook you were looking for.
-E. Randolph Richards,
professor of biblical studies, Palm Beach Atlantic University

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