Each guide in this series has six sessions suitable for personal reflection or group discussion and based on essays in the book The Transformation of a Man's Heart. Work puts men's vocational lives—their calling, their failings, their inheritance and their legacy—into the context of their relationship with God.
Life is not a flow chart. We weren't meant to master it on our own. We weren't meant to be mastered by it either. The discussion guides in the Transformation of a Man's Heart series put us in conversation with God and with one another to see how God shapes and transforms us in the ordinary experiences of our lives. I do, therefore I am? What men do is incredibly important to them. Once they stop doing, they suspect, they will cease to exist. But although what we do is important to God, who we are--and who we're becoming--is more important. This discussion guide, inspired by essays in The Transformation of a Man's Heart, puts men's work--how men occupy their time--into the context of their relationship with God. He created us, he places a calling on us, and he claims us when our work is done. This study accompanies the book, The Transformation of a Man's Heart, compiled and edited by Stephen W. Smith.
Fil Anderson is a spiritual director, conference speaker, writer and retreat leader trained through the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. He is the founder of Journey Resources and author of (WaterBrook). He also contributed to (IVP). Educated at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington and Fuller Theological Seminary, Fil served on the staff of Young Life for twenty-five years. Fil and his wife live in Greensboro. They are the parents of three adult children. For more information and to contact Fil, please visit Journey Resources.
Robert A. (Bob) Fryling is publisher of InterVarsity Press (Westmont, Illinois) and Vice President of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (Madison, Wisconsin). He writes, speaks and teaches in the areas of spiritual formation, leadership, Christian faith and culture. He lives in Illinois with his wife, Alice, an author and spiritual director. Together they have co-authored three books.
Craig Glass is the founder and director of Peregrine Ministries, which offers individual coaching, small group teaching, retreat speaking and guided adventure for men to leave a lasting legacy with those they love. Craig and his wife, Beryl, live in Monument, Colorado, have been married 29 years and have three children, Barclay (married to Vincent), Alec and Conor.
Stephen W. Smith is the cofounder and president of The Potter's Inn, a spiritual formation ministry dedicated to the care of leaders in the marketplace and in ministry. He has pastored churches in Kentucky, North Carolina and the Netherlands, and is the author of and Steve and his wife Gwen serve as spiritual directors and retreat leaders with Potter's Inn and previously they lived overseas in Europe planting churches before the fall of Communism.