Item description for So, You Want to Be Like Christ?: Eight Essentials to Get You There by Charles R. Swindoll...
Overview In this user-friendly study, Chuck Swindoll guides readers toward a greater understanding of eight spiritual disciplines of the Christian faith: prayer, humility, self-control, sacrifice, submission, solitude, silence, and hope. (Practical Life)
Inspired by the acts of sacrifice and discipline exemplified by the D-Day generation as well as the current generation of young American soldiers, many Christians today are looking for an obedient, disciplined approach to faith. This user-friendly study guides readers toward a greater understanding of eight spiritual disciplines of the Christian faith-prayer, humility, self-control, sacrifice, submission, solitude, silence, and hope. Each chapter defines and discusses the concept, then provides interactive assignments and suggestions for further study, as well as content summaries and outlines that aid in retention. Activities can be revisited again and again for a new outlook or just for a periodic refresher. Perfect for individual or group or family study, So, You Want to be Like Christ? is just right for anyone desiring to delve deeper into the fundamental elements of Christian life, and essential for all who hunger for authentic faith experiences. It is destined to be a classic text on the practice of Christianity.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849913527 ISBN13 9780849913525 UPC 023755026897
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More About Charles R. Swindoll
Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God s Word and His grace. A pastor at heart, Chuck has served as a senior pastor to congregations in Texas, Massachusetts, and California. Since 1998, he has served as the founder and senior pastor teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, but Chuck s listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. A leading program in Christian broadcasting since 1979, Insight for Living airs in major Christian radio markets around the world, reaching people groups in languages they can understand. Chuck s extensive writing ministry has also served the body of Christ worldwide, and his leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation of men and women for ministry. Chuck and his wife, Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren."
Charles R. Swindoll has published or released items in the following series...
Great Lives (Thomas Nelson)
Great Lives from God's Word
Swindoll's Living Insights New Testament Commentary
Reviews - What do customers think about So You Want To Be Like Christ??
From A Pastor's Heart! Mar 20, 2007
I was humbled and uplighted by this book. For years Chuck has been a favorite of mine. His candor and preciseness are the qualities that draw me to his writes. As a young pastor I look to him for pastoral advice and I find them in his writings.
This volume is primarily about eight disciplines that must be at the center of everyone's life, esp. if you are a pastor, leading God's people. I especially like his chapter on Surrender. Thank you, Chuck.
So you want to be like Christ? Jul 15, 2006
An excellent study guide book on the essentials of Christianity required to live a Christ-like life.
Outstanding Eye-Reopening Book Jun 12, 2006
I think this is the first book I have ever read from Brother Swindoll. I just finished it reading a few minutes ago and I have come to the conclusion that this is a book that should be part of every Christian's personal library. Though he mentions "Eight Essentials To Get You There" (there meaning to be like Christ), I think of these essentials as selective ones and not as exhaustive. He is a great writer and this book flows easily from topic to topic. It covers these essentials in a brilliant, straight-forward manner that will make the reader examine his/her own life in contrast with that of Christ.
The only thought I disagree with in this book is found on page 63 where Brother Swindoll states the following: "I do not believe that people today receive audible instructions from God, receiving them directly from somewhere within their spirits. Our only reliable source of communication from God is the sixty-six books of the Bible." If this is so, and if I am understanding correctly what Brother Swindoll is stating, then there are three problems with this assumption or belief; 1) If the Bible is the only reliable source of communication from God to His people, then why did God Himself "gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ,"? 2) If the Bible is the only reliable source of communication from God, what would happen when God sends an angel with a message for a particular person as He sent an angel to Cornelius? 3) If the Bible is the only reliable source of communication from God, are we not putting God in a box by refusing to accept that He can choose to speak audibly to whosoever He desires at the time and place of His choosing? By accepting the belief that God cannot audibly speak to His people, are we not stripping Him of His sovereignty? I hope this is not the case. Other than my disagreement mentioned above, I feel this is a great book for helping us to want to be like Christ.
one of the best Mar 27, 2006
This is surely one of Swindoll's finest, there seems to be a humbleness and passion in these pages that carries these special thoughts along. Eight disciplines are developed in a devotional style, wrapped around a core development of discipline and intimacy with God. I'm not quite through the first reading yet, and I'm already sure that I'll need at least two more times through, probably slower each time, before I can expect to see real application. I'm being challenged deeply, by a pastor who really cares about Christlikeness, in his own life and mine.
Great Book Mar 23, 2006
This is a great book for whoever wants to make changes in his/her own life and be closer to God. The suggestions Swindoll gives are very appicable to everyone's life. It's somethig anyone can do, provide there is the desire to become more like Christ.