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Share This Article with a Friend To share this article with your friends, use any of the social share buttons on our site, or simply copy the link below. Harry Potter. Popular Features. New Releases. Description Pastor and teacher Jim Houston reviews the insights he has gained over his years of teaching, counseling and mentoring Christians. He passes on what he has come to regard as pivotal concerns for leading a faithful Christian life in current society and culture.
This is an advanced discipleship book for those who want to learn from someone with mature spiritual insight who has gone before them. If you are interested in Christian maturity, faithfulness, spiritual formation, and life, and want a guide through the "currents and eddies" of our society and culture, this book is for you. I wish I had read it as the introduction! Through the reading I was getting some of it I thought but also finding the concepts as expressed hard to grasp. But in the epilogue he explained his reasoning for organizing the book as he did and also simply summarized the theme of each of the six essays.
This was wonderful. I was able to more fully resonate with the idea of being not only an exile which I was already fully aware of but als I'm so glad I persisted through the epilogue in this book.
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I was able to more fully resonate with the idea of being not only an exile which I was already fully aware of but also a joyful one, albeit on the margins of a secular society. Jul 15, Daunavan Buyer rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian-living , own-hard-copy , recommendations , spiritual-formation , theology. Amazing book. This book left me thinking more deeply about my faith and the reality of living out my faith in community and with careful attention to the voices that are shaping my understanding of God and the world.
喜樂流放者--後現代的門徒生活／Joyful Exiles: Life in Christ on the Dangerous Edge of Things
Sep 12, Alex Stroshine rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian-living. This is an excellent, rollicking book on many subjects but its basic theme revolves around spiritual formation. James Houston employs dialectics throughout the book, carefully balancing both sides to examine truths - e. Along the way, he employs a wider variety of historical thinkers Kie This is an excellent, rollicking book on many subjects but its basic theme revolves around spiritual formation. Along the way, he employs a wider variety of historical thinkers Kierkegaard, Edwards, Lewis and stories Dostoevsky, Golding as examples.
I read this book hastily but it is one to read slowly and savour. Jun 30, Jonathan added it. Yu can learn a lot in this book Houston has shared the reflections of his life.
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Bo White rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Michael Locklear rated it liked it Sep 20, Aug 13, Craig rated it really liked it. Intellectually stimulating and thought provoking for the Christian life. Josh Wilhelm rated it liked it Aug 17, Malone Dunlavy rated it really liked it Oct 27, David rated it it was amazing Feb 19, Joyce Chen rated it it was amazing May 22, Keith Steiner rated it really liked it May 26, Romulo rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Kevin Schmidt rated it really liked it Jan 12, Newkingjim rated it really liked it Dec 26, Matthew D Smith rated it liked it Aug 06, Robert Loane rated it it was amazing May 26, Kylee-Anne rated it really liked it May 27, Cal rated it really liked it Feb 02, Matt rated it really liked it Dec 26, Focus on God This is a powerful statement of living as a Christian in a strange land.
Our greatest challenge is to empty ourselves of ourselves such that our core is God.