by Dallas Willard
Once again, I'm reading this wonderful book by Dallas Willard as part of a mentoring strategy with a friend. Willard's insights are so helpful for the person who is wanting to think deeply about the dimensions of personhood and the process of spiritual formation.
From the Publisher's Description...
Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”―a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.”
This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with.