What does a relationship with God look like and how do we obtain it? It is vital for church leaders to grapple seriously with this question, for pat answers no longer suffice. Lives well-lived, not just words eloquently spoken, must become our response. The quality of our relationship with God is what will influence the health, potency, and witness of the church in an increasingly complex and hostile world.
Designed for use as a college or seminary course, Conformed to His Image helps us build our lives on a fully biblical perspective. Exploring twelve approaches to Christian spirituality in depth, Dr. Kenneth Boa corrects our tendency to pick and compartmentalize. Pointing the way instead to an integrative, whole-life approach, Dr. Boa shows how each spiritual paradigm discussed is just one important facet in the gem of authentic and powerful New Testament living.
With chapter overviews and objectives, questions for personal application, a glossary, and a list of key terms, Conformed to His Image will prove a defining text for the student, pastor, and church leader of today . . . and tomorrow.
12 Facets of the Complete Christian Life
Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Others Compassionately
Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective
Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Differences
Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ
Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives
Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God
Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ
Process Spirituality: Being versus Doing, Process versus Product
Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit
Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil
Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyle of Discipleship and Evangelism
Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship