Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards

Formed for the Glory of God Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards Jesus said we should focus our minds and hearts on God above all else No small task Is there someone we can turn to for help Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest min

  • Title: Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards
  • Author: Kyle Strobel
  • ISBN: 9780830856534
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jesus said we should focus our minds and hearts on God above all else No small task Is there someone we can turn to for help Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad, notes author Kyle Strobel And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards In Edwards, the eighteenth century Puritan pastor and theologian, weJesus said we should focus our minds and hearts on God above all else No small task Is there someone we can turn to for help Wisdom tells us to sit at the feet of our elders rather than the latest ministry fad, notes author Kyle Strobel And is there a better elder to guide us than Jonathan Edwards In Edwards, the eighteenth century Puritan pastor and theologian, we find deep thought balanced with deep passion Through his writings and practices, Edwards provides us with the tools the means of grace that make us receptive to God s work in our lives as we learn to abide in Christ Here we find a well rounded account of being formed for the glory of God.Download the free discussion guide pdf by Kyle Strobel.

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    1. I remember in my seminary class on Christian Education, our professor made an effort to have us read a book on on Spiritual Formation in Congregational Life. Coming from a more evangelical background, I shared with my professor my struggles with the book. "This is such a different way of talking about church," I told him, "I have to slow down, filter, and then reinterpret this book through my current vocabulary to understand what the author is getting at."My professor told me that this was his g [...]

    2. Finished Book 14 of 2015! Rereading some of the quotes I marked has led to a refreshing view of who God is! In the first section, the author reminds us, through the great pastor-theologian Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), about the beautiful realities of heaven, the affections for God, and the importance of spiritual practices. In the second section, I learned a bit more about meditation and contemplation, and finished the book with reading about Edwards’ spiritual practices. Excellent book! Here [...]

    3. My hats off to Kyle Stobel! His latest book Formed for the Glory of God is actually a gift from God to all of us and helpful for a number of reasons. The first way this book is helpful is it makes Edwards accessible to more people. Frankly, Edwards, one of the smartest philosopher/theologians in the history of our country, can be a very difficult read for people. There is a place for über-academic works on Edwards, but Kyle does a great job of taking complex thoughts/concepts and explaining the [...]

    4. So much meat in this book.In a format that is easy to read. That being said, there are many times when I would read a sentence or two and have to “park there” to think about it for a while. Loved it. I’m also excited about the additional resources at the end.I will be re-visiting this book often.

    5. Highly commend to anyone who wants to deepen their spiritual walk with God, with one of the giants of the faith as their guide.

    6. Struggled to figure out what audience would enjoy reading this book. As a seminarian, I felt like Strobel addressed many things I was already familiar with from previous books or classes. Maybe this is a great book for a first year seminarian with little theological training. Yes, he makes Edwards more accessible, but I'd rather read Edwards.

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