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Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 8 X 5.38 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
saved by graceIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female2 Stars Out Of 5not so usefulFebruary 10, 2012saved by graceIndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I had great expectations/hopes for this book and purchased it along with a study guide. I planned on using it with my small group but had to give it up after 2 weeks. We just didn't find the depth or "meat" needed to use for small group purposes.
Thomas Denny5 Stars Out Of 5July 6, 2010Thomas DennyOUTSTANDING!! Excellent exposition of Jesus' actions and teachings bringing OT wisdom into His NT era. Valuable for anyone truly interested in understanding and obeying Christ's commandments, "Love God, Love your neighbor."
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Submitted: August 25, 2004
Tell us a little about yourself. I've been a Professor at North Park University for 10 years; prior to that I was a Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
What was your motivation behind this project? After working with college students for a short while, I became convinced that they are hungry for spiritual formation materials, and I wanted to ask the question: "What would Jesus say spiritual formation is?" The diversity of my students has led me to explore with them a variety of writers and writings on spiritual formation: from the desert fathers to Augustine to Medieval mystics and classic reformers, as well to more modern writers like Evelyn Underhill, Richard Foster, and John Ortberg.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? An appreciation for the Jewish context of Jesus' understanding of spiritual formation, a grasp of the life and teachings of Jesus, all through the lens of how Jesus modified the Shema (Hear O Israel...).