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A focus on physical fitness is part of modern culture, but not so when it comes to spiritual fitness. Graham Tomlin asks what can be done? Physical health and fitness require discipline, self-denial and cost; so, too, with spiritual fitness. This is a very practical book giving churches and their members tools with which to start to reverse the trend of spiritual flabbiness, benefitting both themselves and society, as the church becomes more appealing and significant. This book is for all who feel disatisfied with their Christian faith, who are concerned about the future of the church, or who want to see the church becoming more relevant to modern culture. >
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.42" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 10, 2006
Publisher Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN 0826486770 ISBN13 9780826486776
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More About Graham Tomlin
Graham Tomlinis the principal of St. Paul's Theological Center at Holy Trinity Brompton. Hispreviousbooks include" The Power of the Cross, Provocative Church, "and "Spiritual Fitness.""
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A powerful antidote Dec 9, 2006
Written by the Principal of St. Paul's Theological Centre, Graham Tomlin, Spiritual Fitness: Christian Character in a Consumer Culture connects a parallel between physical and spiritual fitness. Both require daily maintenance and attention, and both are vital to human well being. Tomlin stresses that spiritual fitness is vital not only for the church itself, but also society as a whole, and offers guidelines to help churches transform into agents of change and spiritual renaissance. From cultivating virtue to the vital role of discipline in enacting spiritual transformation, to the necessity, power, and difficulty of forgiveness, Spiritual Fitness conceptualizes a powerful antidote to the consumption and luxury-driven culture advertised by modern media that can all too readily drown out the finer and holier aspects of life.