Item description for The Lazarus Life: Spiritual Transformation for Ordinary People by Stephen W. Smith...
Overview The Lazarus Life takes a fresh look at a timeless story, and presents a personal guide to experiencing the transforming power of Christ.
I am Lazarus. And so are you.
The life of Lazarus is one of the most recognizable stories found in God's word. The chronicle of an ordinary man who found himself at the center of an astounding miracle. A divine process that fully revealed Christ's transforming power, through a resurrection that preceded His very own.
But what if the story of Lazarus holds powerful parallels for us today? What if his story of hope and heartbreak, expectancy and disappointment, death and life, is our story too? What if the transformation Lazarus experienced is available to you and me?
Stephen W. Smith presents a remarkable journey through the life of Lazarus. Smith offers eye-opening insights into the Christian life, as we encounter
A lingering Jesus A life trapped in the tomb The smell of the grave clothes The need for others to help us And the Voice of Love that calls your name
Come explore the life and legacy of Lazarus. Discover a story all your own. And hear the voice of the One who loves you.
Find free study resources for "The Lazarus Life" at www.lazaruslife.com.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2008
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 1434799956 ISBN13 9781434799951
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephen W. Smith
Stephen W. Smith is the co-founder and spiritual director of The Potter's Inn Ministry, a group and retreat devoted to encouraging spiritual development. He is a developer of The Transformation of a Man's Heart series (InterVarsity Press). Stephen lives with his wife, Gwen, in Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Lazarus Life: Spiritual Transformation for Ordinary People?
Understanding Transformation Nov 24, 2008
I can not tell you how many times I have read the story of Lazarus, Mary & Martha. This book opened my eyes and heart to see myself in this story. The process of transformation is our story played out through the life of Mary. Martha, & Larazus. We all have our tombs in life that we need to look into & see those things that keep us "bound up" & unable to walk the Christian life. It helps answers the question of "Why", "Where is God", "Why didn't He come when I prayed". It is all part of the process of transformation that we need to understand.
Offering Hope... Nov 8, 2008
Offering hope... The Lazarus Life reminds me of one of my favorite songs "Four Days Late" by Jessica King. Through scripture, we know that Mary and Martha waited for Jesus to arrive and heal their brother. By the time Jesus arrived, Lazarus had been in the tomb four days. All hope was lost. That is when Jesus does His best work. When we are at our lowest point and have no hope, we are more receptive to allowing Jesus to alter our lives. Four days late, and He is right on time.
Stephen W. Smith does an excellent job of sharing and explaining the Lazarus story. I will never look at this scripture in quite the same way again.
Through his own life and the lives of ordinary people, he demonstrates the essence of the Lazarus story...transformation. Smith writes in an easy-to-read style. His message is one that will touch the hearts of many. We long for a sincere change in our lives. Smith tells my story as though he knows me.
A journey of transformation Aug 10, 2008
This is an excellent book! Through his years in ministry, through his wisdom, strength, failures and brokenness, Steve Smith serves as a winsome guide for the spiritual journey in Christ. This is an honest, deep book that comes from the heart. As you read this book you can tell that it cost something for Steve to birth this book. I read it personally but we also used it for a small group men's study (although it's for everyone - not just men). This book will challenge and encourage you to listen to Jesus speak his truth and love into your mind and heart.