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Deep-Rooted in Christ: The Way of Transformation [Paperback]

By Joshua Choonmin Kang (Author) & Richard J. Foster (Foreword by)
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Offers fifty-two readings for daily devotional use or weekly sabbath reflection that present a path of peace and hope in the midst of brokenness.

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Come. Accept pastor Joshua Choonmin Kang's invitation to walk slowly, paying attention to God's work in you and around you, to walk intentionally, using spiritual disciplines to develop Christlike character, to walk purposefully, experiencing deeper grace and vision. In this book you'll encounter fifty-two brief readings, ideal for weekly sabbath reflection or daily devotional use. They point to the path of peace in the midst of life's turmoil, to hope in the midst of brokenness, where you'll become "like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither" (Ps 1:3). It's the path to becoming deep-rooted in Christ.

From Publishers Weekly
This first book in English from Korean-American pastor and prolific author Kang (Oriental Mission Church in Los Angeles) presents 52 reflections on spiritual growth. Most of us long for transformation but are afraid to change, he writes, focusing on the deepening of the interior journey. Kang identifies with both his Asian and American roots, and his emphasis on balance and harmony reflects Eastern spiritualities interwoven with his orthodox, biblical evangelicalism. He focuses on simple metaphors and stories from both the Old and New Testaments; themes include silence, solitude, waiting, the wilderness, fruitfulness and self-giving as well as care of the soul. Kang gently urges character before success, integrity before popularity, maturity before growth and service to others before accomplishment in your own life. He is direct in his countercultural insistence that worldly wealth isn't true wealth; external success should never be our aim. Rather than providing practical advice on spiritual disciplines, this book leans more toward devotional reading. While some of his observations are vague, Kang's sensible wisdom and quiet emphasis on depth over superficiality on the path toward change make this book a refreshing return to themes of classic Christian spirituality. Richard J. Foster (Celebration of Discipline) provides the foreword. (Nov.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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Deep-Rooted in Christ: The Way of Transformation by Joshua Choonmin Kang & Richard J. Foster has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 09/10/2007 page 57

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Item Specifications...

Studio: IVP Books
Pages   173
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.49"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 4, 2007
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830835113  
ISBN13  9780830835119  
UPC  9780830835119  

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More About Joshua Choonmin Kang & Richard J. Foster

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joshua Choonmin Kang (Th.M., Talbot School of Theology; M.A. and M.Div., Azusa Pacific University) is a speaker and founding pastor of New Life Vision Church in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California. Kang has written thirty books in Korean, including God's Grace That Turns the Life Around, with over 1.5 million copies in print. In addition, he is the author of Deep- Rooted in Christ, his first book in English.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Deep-Rooted in Christ: The Way of Transformation?

Simple, beautiful, and a real blessing  Jan 12, 2009
This book has been a huge blessing to me. Sections are short and concise (a few pages each), but they are full of Bible-based wisdom and valuable lessons. I recommend this book to anyone looking to grow in their relationship with Christ or wondering what it might look like to follow Christ.
A Beautiful Book...inside and out  Jan 11, 2009
I purchased this book because it was recommended through Renovare. Christopher Webb their new leader (He took on the responsibilities of Richard Foster who has stepped away from this position) reviewed it at the beginning of 2008 and named it their (Renovare's) book of the year. Because of his recommendation I bought a copy for myself as well as my mother and we read it for 2008. When I was thinking about gifts to give that would feed peoples spirits for 2009 this precious book came to mind. I bought 10 copies to give to those I love and want to bless...Hope that gives you insight into how I feel about this book.
The book has artwork on its cover that is beautiful...
The book has words and an anointing from the Holy Spirit that also makes it beautiful on the inside.
Excellent book for both beginner and seasoned believers  Jul 30, 2008
I picked up this book recently and was pleasantly surprised by its accessibility and simplicity, combined with it depth and gentle honesty. This book isn't too deep for one seeking to head toward the deeper waters of faith, but not to shallow for ones who have lingered in the depths already and want more. I have been walking with the Lord for over 20 years and learned a great deal through this book. It presents pursuing the desire for transformation through spiritual disciplines in a way that doesn't overwhelm or burden, while bringing hope and encouragement for the journey.

A dear friend of mine often has said that the essence of living the Christian life is learning the basics of the faith over and over again at a deeper level, as well as learning to apply these basics to our lives. This book is a way to access much of the understanding of Christ's transforming and sanctifying work in us in bites that are just the right size to re-read and apply on a daily basis.

While certainly meant as a book for reading in short excerpts, I read half of the book in one afternoon and was refreshed by its simple yet deep message. This book would be perfect as a personal devotional in times of transition and seeking, for daily meditative reading, or read straight through as a quicker read.

It is definitely a great book for the thirsty!
Excellent spiritual depth in bite size pieces  Jul 28, 2008
A little slow in the beginning but picks up and takes one deeper and deeper. Very helpful direction. Just enough pokind and proding to push me along the spiritual maturity journey in Christ. I found myself coming back to some chapters on a daily basis and a number I shared with my leadership team and staff.
I have got out from knowing Jesus as a man.  Dec 7, 2007
I knew Jesus. But didn't understand Jesus. And even I know and understand Jesus now, had little belief in him. I was recommended to read this book in Korean from my fellow. The title of this book, 'Deep-Rooted', hit me strongly at first sight. My belief in Jesus was like a cut-flower without root. Holy spirit inside of me went along just a week or even shorter. This book introduced me to live in a stongly rooted, so stable and calmly, not shaken by the wind or storm.

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