Item description for True Spirituality: How to Live for Jesus Moment by Moment by Francis Schaeffer & Grover Gardner...
Overview True Spirituality is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life. What is spirituality and how is reflected in Christian living? This thoughtful classic is sure to impact you in growth to spiritual development. A special thirtieth anniversary commemorative edition of True Spirituality, featuring a new foreword by Chuck Colson and an introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute, is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life.
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Studio: Hovel Audio
Running Time: 465.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.2" Width: 5.12" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Hovel Audio
ISBN 1596441704 ISBN13 9781596441705
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a MUST-READ Apr 8, 2008
Schaeffer knocked me over. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time.
He went so incredibly deep into theology (especially soteriology) while at the same time being incredibly topical and addressing our real-world issues. Fascinating.
The book is not an easy read. You will want to take your time, digesting each paragraph to get full benefit. However, at the same time it is also evident that this is compiled from a series of sermons, so he repeats each point in slightly different ways a couple times to ensure you understand and retain key points.
The first part of the book was a little difficult to get through, a little dense and while the information itself made sense, it was hard to see where he was headed with it. Then near the end of the first of the two sections, it suddenly starts to come together and you get excited about it. And then as the second section starts to apply all of the material developed in the first, you really get excited.
This is a must-read for any serious student of theology, and I would also strongly recommend it for any Christian who is willing to devote themselves to the reading of the book. Again, it's not an easy read, but it is more than worthwhile.
This book definitely deserves its status as one of the true classics in its genre.
What Christians are meant to be Dec 29, 2007
In our falleness, even as Christians, there is a great tendency to fall into putting emphasis of the Christian life on either extremes of adhering to doctrinal purity or loving people; one or the other, instead of both. The danger of the former, where Calvinists and Fundamentalists have much to learn, is to give an impression of Christianity of being dead, cold, indifferent, impersonal and compassionless, with our smarter-than-thou and holier-than-thou attitudes for which I am responsible and have to admit that it is a stench to the world; while the danger of the latter, being the banner of liberal theology, where the emergent church has much to learn, is to love people at the expense of truth by presenting Christianity falsely in complete opposition of what the Bible teaches, by denying the deity and resurrection of Christ, for example. Embracing one and not the other is the source of much ugliness in the church. These are the subjects of this text where Dr. Schaeffer teaches both orthodoxy and compassionate Christianity; the former mainly on Gal 2:20, under the appropriately titled heading of "Freedom from the bonds of sin" where he hammers on the need for Christians to die to self, and to live a new life in Christ; as well as the danger of mechanical and antinomian Christianity; and the later on personal relationship both to the infinite and personal God and to our fellow human beings and treating them as such, as the demonstration to the world of who the God of the Bible is, under the heading of "Freedom from the results of the bonds of sin". What Dr. Schaeffer covers here is an important reminder for Christians; new and mature, and the preaching of the gospel for non-Christians.
Life changing Dec 27, 2007
This book was out of print for quite some time. I first read it when it was loaned to me by a friend. What I learned from this book opened my eyes and changed my view of spirituality entirely. I was thrilled to find it back in print and to have a copy for my own home library. I would recommend True Spirituality to any Christian.
Different, welcomed taste of Schaeffer Oct 21, 2007
Francis Schaeffer does an excellent job with this book. Spirituality is not demonstrated as emotional, feel-good type of an experience in this book, and rightfully so. It describes spirituality in a much more Biblical way: moment-by-moment living in the Spirit's power according to the new nature you have been given that is freed from the bonds of sin. His step by step process through this hard concept is heavy but very welcomed. This book is a great resource for the Christian who is struggling with continual growth in their walk.
New Life Oct 20, 2007
Francis Schaeffer challenges the seasoned saint with spiritual insight that makes one feel he has only begun the journey; even if you have been a christian for 30 years. The book was written by Schaeffer when he experienced his own crisis with "religion". True Spirtuality needs to be a yearly read.