This book is a very simple yet thorough look at how to live as the Bible states we should--how to be transformed from sinner to saint by the renewing of our minds in Christ. A series of parables and images are used to teach biblical principles for breaking bad habits; controlling sinful thoughts, ideas and attitudes; and sidestepping other traps that can keep a Christian from becoming the person God intends.
Becoming the Person God Wants You to Be
Have you ever tried to break a bad habit? By sheer will power you set your mind to overcome it ... but suddenly, there it is again! Do you ever have thoughts rise up in your mind which would make you blush if they were suddenly broadcast over a loudspeaker? Experiences like this express the gap which exists between what we are and what we want to be. This book is all about bridging that gap!
In a vivid series of images and parables, the Christian life is depicted not as a drear duty, but as an adventure of faith--living each day by the guidance and power of Christ's indwelling presence.
The Renewed Mind touches on five major areas of the spiritual experience:Dependency on GodFacing challengesPatienceDisciplinePrayer
This expanded edition includes new selections from Larry Christenson's other memorable teachings--Back to Square One and The Notre Dame Football Talk--plus new study questions.
Larry Christenson is an ordained Lutheran minister, bestselling author, and popular speaker. He and his wife travel extensively, speaking at conferences, in colleges and seminaries, and in congregations. They make their home in Minnesota.