Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life

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Product Number: Z10007130
Released: Mar 01, 2008
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ISBN: #9781596445901
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
Publisher: ChristianAudio.com
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It's not uncommon for an accomplished musician to be able to sit down in front of a new piece of music and play it through without a hitch. To make it seem easy, as if it required no effort. Yet the "freedom" to play with such skill comes only after years of disciplined practice. // In the same way, the freedom to grow in godliness-to naturally express Christ's character through your own personality-is in large part dependent on a deliberate cultivation of the spiritual disciplines. // Far from being legalistic, restrictive, or binding, as they are often perceived, the spiritual disciplines are actually the means to unparalleled spiritual liberty. So if you'd like to embark on a lifelong quest for godliness, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will help you on your way. Based on the rich heritage left us by the early church fathers, the Puritan writers, and Jesus Christ Himself, Whitney takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines that includes Scripture reading, prayer, worship, Scripture meditation, evangelism, serving, stewardship, Scripture application, fasting, silence and solitude, journaling, and learning. // By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them on a long-term basis, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to embrace life's greatest pursuit-the pursuit of holiness-through a lifelong delight in the disciplines.

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Author(s): Donald S. Whitney
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2008

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Author(s): Donald S. Whitney
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Released: May 23, 2014
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Publisher: The Navigators
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"Grover Gardner narrates with full attention to the details of the 12 spiritual disciplines identified by the author, including scripture reading, prayer, worship, fasting, and journaling. The purpose of carrying out these disciplines is to become more Christ-like in thought, word, and deed. Whitney's discussion draws from the early Church fathers, as well as Reformer, Puritan, and Quaker writers, and Jesus Christ Himself. Gardner's diction is crisp and clear as the author explains the meaning of each discipline and examines the benefits of each in the pursuit of holiness. Whitney also offers practical suggestions on how to incorporate spiritual workouts into daily routines for long-term growth in godliness and personal character development--leading to fundamental freedom, ironically, the ultimate reward of discipline. G.D.W. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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