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The Spirit of the Disciplines

Understanding How God Changes Lives

by Dallas Willard

Dal­las Willard, author of The Divine Con­spir­a­cy, presents a way of liv­ing that enables ordi­nary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Chris­t­ian life. He reveals how the key to self-trans­for­ma­tion resides in the prac­tice of the spir­i­tu­al dis­ci­plines, and how their prac­tice affirms human life to the fullest. He does this by estab­lish­ing the the­o­log­i­cal foun­da­tion of the clas­sic Dis­ci­plines of the Spir­it, dis­cussing how they trans­form us into Christ­like­ness, and explain­ing that dis­ci­ple­ship for the Chris­t­ian is not an option, but a require­ment. The Spir­it of the Dis­ci­plines is for every­one who strives to be a dis­ci­ple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.

1999

Recommendations

A pro­found call to dis­ci­ple­ship based on spir­i­tu­al dis­ci­plines that awak­ens us to a for­got­ten truth, that the trans­for­ma­tion to Christ-like­ness is real­ized through tak­ing on the easy yoke’ of the disciplines
Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Dance of the Dissident

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