The Green Letters: Principles of Spiritual Growth

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Zondervan, 1981 - Religion - 96 pages
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As the first book in a series of five on the Christian life, The Green Letters emphasizes both the doctrinal and experiential aspects of maturing in Christian living. The book is grounded in Scripture and enlivened by quotations from noted authors. "Not I, but Christ" is its theme. The author makes this arresting statement regarding the dynamics of the Christian life: "God . . . doesn't intend to help us live the Christian life. Immaturity considers the Lord Jesus a Helper. Maturity knows Him to be life itself." Perhaps the greatest drama in the world is the slow and subtle growth of character in the Christian. Beauty of character can be developed only through years of reflection and experience in the Word of God as the life of Christ is increasingly lived by faith. The Christian life is a healthy, robust kind of life. It advances also through trials, for in one who has faith even suffering is not wasted, but becomes a means for increasing spiritual vigor and strength.
 

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User Review  - Nicholas Harvey - Christianbook.com

If you are a christian wanting to make Christ your life and have been struggling and failing to do so, this book is for you .It has vital truths which some people have taken years to learn if at all ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tresca Grannum - Christianbook.com

THIS IS A MUST READ OVER AND OVER AGAIN!! It transformed my life and I truly understand the FACT, That "for me to LIVE IS CHRIST, SIMPLY CHRIST" that is all and that is enough. HE IS... I have watched those Father entrusted to me BLOOM by embracing and devouring this book...Thank you Lord for TRUTH Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Faith
9
Time
13
Acceptance
18
Purpose
23
Preparation
28
Complete in Him
33
Appropriation
38
Self
53
Selfdenial
58
The Cross
63
Discipleship
68
Process of Discipleship
72
Rest
76
Help
81
Cultivation
84

Identification
43
Consecration
48
Continuance
88
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