Holy Available: What If Holiness Is about More Than What We Donít Do? (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, Aug 30, 2009 - Religion - 272 pages
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True Christian faith is a profoundly transformational experience in which every part of our being is marked by Godís change and energized by his presence. This transformation takes us far beyond mere sin avoidance to a robust ďfull-bodiedĒ holiness in which we make ourselves ďholy availableĒ to God every minute of the day. From Starbucks, to the office, to the soccer fields, to the boardroom, believers have the opportunity to carry the presence of Christ wherever they go. God offers the reader more than mere forgiveness; he wants to radically change and fill them with his presence, so they can experience an entirely different kind of life based not just on what they do or donít do but on who they are. Yet while many Christians today profess belief, their Christianity has no pulse. Holy Available is a manifesto of fully alive faith. Gary Thomas issues a compelling call for readers to see with Christís eyes, feel with Christís heart, and serve with Christís hands. We make ourselves available to become ďGod oases,Ē places of spiritual refuge where God can bring the hurting and lost to enjoy his presence and ministry.
  

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User Review  - Daniel - Christianbook.com

I recommend this book to anyone serious about experiencing a living faith. The author does a great job of explainning how Christians can live a transformed life. Gary Thomas helped me to understand ... Read full review

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User Review  - Johnny Emmons - Christianbook.com

Just finishing this book and will start back reading it again. God has given Gary such insight on many areas of christian living. We (the church in the west) like the Jews before us haven't liked ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Splashes of Glory
11
Kissing the Leper
13
Aching for Experience
21
Still in Flesh
34
FullBodied Faith
45
New Spirit New Bodies
55
Eyes That See
57
Hearts That Feel What God Feels
139
Embracing the High Call of Personal Transformation
161
Holy Available
163
Holy for God
174
Pursuing Perfection
181
What If Its Not Easy?
196
Poor Logs Bound Together
211
The GodEmpowered Life
221

Mouths That Speak
73
Ears That Hear
87
Minds That Think
105
Hands and Feet Used by God
120
A Tale of Two Ananiases
237
Notes
243
Questions for Discussion and Reflection
251
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About the author (2009)

Gary Thomas is a writer in residence at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and an adjunct faculty member teaching on spiritual formation at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of over a dozen books, including Sacred Marriage, Sacred Pathways, Pure Pleasure, Sacred Parenting, and the Gold Medallion Award-winning Authentic Faith.

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