Item description for Fruit of the Spirit: Living the Supernatural Life (Interactions) by Bill Hybels, Kevin G. Harney & Sherry Harney...
Overview Learn the life-transforming qualities God wants to cultivate inside you, and discover the supernatural Agent who empowers you to attain them. 6 SESSIONS
Publishers Description It takes the power of God to produce the character of God. Putting others needs ahead of our own: it s the ultimate expression of love---and the hardest. Fortunately, we don t have to go it alone. In Fruit of the Spirit, you ll learn about the life-transforming qualities God wants to cultivate inside you. And you ll discover the supernatural Agent who empowers you to attain them: the Holy Spirit, working within you to produce each kind of spiritual fruit. In the Holy Spirit s power, you can live a supernatural life that transforms every relationship you have. And in the process, you ll discover the one route to a truly satisfying life: serving others. Interactions---a powerful and challenging tool for building deep relationships between you and your group members, and you and God. Interactions is far more than another group Bible study. It's a cutting-edge series designed to help small group participants develop into fully devoted followers of Christ."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.08" Width: 6" Height: 0.23" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 0310265967 ISBN13 9780310265962 UPC 025986265960
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More About Bill Hybels, Kevin G. Harney & Sherry Harney
Bill Hybels is the founding and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, one of the largest and most influential churches in North America. He is the bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Just Walk Across the Room, Too Busy Not to Pray, Becoming a Contagious Christian, Axiom, Holy Discontent, and The Power of a Whisper. Hybels is chair of the board for the Willow Creek Association, a not-for-profit organization that equips and empowers more than 15,000 Christian churches from 90 denominations. Each year, he convenes the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), a two-day, world-class leadership event that trains 190,000 leaders in 105 countries. With almost two million participants to date, the GLS is the largest leadership event in the world. An exceptional communicator, Hybels speaks around the world on strategic issues related to leadership, personal growth, and building thriving churches. He holds a bachelor s degree in biblical studies and an honorary doctorate of divinity from Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife, Lynne, have two grown children and two grandsons."
Bill Hybels currently resides in the state of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about Fruit Of The Spirit (New) (Interactions)?
Rice Cakes for the Spirit Jun 11, 2004
Yes, Bill Hybels is a giant in American Evangelism and a powerful advocate of the pragmatic and effective seeker-sensitive approach. However, this modest book illustrates what happens when the watered-down, non-threatening approach meets the written word medium-- not much there.
The chapter exercises are of appropriate length for a 90-120 minute small group session, and each focuses on different aspects of human attitudes and behavior, and offers points of reflection, and ample space for a reader to scawl on the page answers to the self-reflective questions. The relevant verses cited for reference and biblical passages and anecdotes seem well-chosen.
My disappointment in the book lies in what others may actually find as a strength-- it's simplicity. At times, the reflection questions seem geared toward the a child in Sunday-school. The importance of cultivating all these fruits (Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Sensitivity, and Faithfulness) are so self-evident that the material became tedious after a time. After a small group session using this book, I felt like I did after I once ate a rice cake. I guess I was eating something-- my jaw moved, my teeth mashed some organic matter, yet it didn't really fill me up intellectually.
This series seems fine for most people, and the points are certainly theologically spot-on and in accord with how God would want us to be, but I would have liked to see something a little deeper.