Monday, December 29

New Dallas Willard book

I'm looking forward to the release of this book in February.

This is from the description on Amazon --
The revered Christian author whose bestselling classics include The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines provides a new model for how we can present the Christian faith to others. 
When Christians share their faith, they often appeal to reason, logic, and the truth of doctrine. But these tactics often are not effective. A better approach to spread Christ’s word, Dallas Willard suggests, is to use the example of our own lives. To demonstrate Jesus’s message, we must be transformed people living out a life reflective of Jesus himself, a life of love, humility, and gentleness. 
This beautiful model of life—this allure of gentleness—Willard argues, is the foundation for making the most compelling argument for Christianity, one that will convince others that there is something special about Christianity and the Jesus we follow.
Willard is arguing that who we are is more effective than what we say. Interestingly, the late professor was a philosopher, a word-master, and a man of great reason. So, he is not denying the value of words but is putting them in place.

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