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The Deeply Formed Life

Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus

by Rich Villodas

Most believ­ers live in the state of being a Chris­t­ian” with­out ever being deeply formed by Christ. Our pace is too fre­net­ic to be in union with God, and we don’t know how to qui­et our hearts and minds to be present. Our emo­tions are unhealthy and com­part­men­tal­ized. We feel unable to love well or live dif­fer­ent­ly from the rest of the world — to live as peo­ple of the good news.

New York pas­tor Rich Vil­lo­das says we must restore bal­ance, focus, and mean­ing for our souls. The Deeply Formed Life lays out a fresh vision for spir­i­tu­al break­through fol­low­ing five key val­ues:

• Con­tem­pla­tive Rhythms Val­ue: slow­ing down our lives to be with God.
• Racial Jus­tice Val­ue: exam­in­ing a mul­ti-lay­ered approach to pur­su­ing racial jus­tice and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.
• Inte­ri­or Exam­i­na­tion Val­ue: look­ing beneath the sur­face of our lives to live free and love well.
• Sex­u­al Whole­ness Val­ue: explor­ing how our sex­u­al­i­ty con­nects with our spir­i­tu­al­i­ty.
• Mis­sion­al Pres­ence Val­ue: liv­ing as the pres­ence of Christ in a bro­ken world.

The Deeply Formed Life is a roadmap to live in the rich­ly root­ed place we all yearn for: a place of com­mu­nion with God, a place where we find our purpose.

2020 Waterbrook

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