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The Spirit of the Disciplines: Understanding How God Changes Lives (audio)

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Dallas Willard, one of today’s most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today’s 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.

  • Demonstrates how to live a full and complete Christian life
  • Addresses the importance of the fruits of the spirit
  • Discusses how to be an effective disciple in thought, action, and intention
  • The Secret of the Easy Yoke
  • Making Theology of the Disciplines Practical
  • Salvation Is a Life
  • “Little Less Than a God”
  • The Nature of Life
  • Spiritual Life: The Body’s Fulfillment
  • St. Paul’s Psychology of Redemption—The Example
  • History and Meaning of the Disciplines
  • Some Main Disciplines for the Spiritual Life
  • Is Poverty Spiritual?
  • The Disciplines and the Power Structures of This World
A strong call to biblical obedience and discipline, this book presents a fresh look at the eternal—and contemporary—relevance of the Scriptures.

—Ted W. Engstrom, president emeritus, World Vision

A profound call to discipleship based on spiritual disciplines [that] awakens us to a forgotten truth, that the transformation to Christ-likeness is realized through taking on the ‘easy yoke’ of the disciplines.

—Sue Monk Kidd, author, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

Dallas Willard (Ph.D. University of Wisconsin) was a professor at the University of Southern California's School of Philosophy until his death in 2013. He was the other of many beloved titles, including The Divine Conspiracy, The Great Omission, Knowing Christ Today, Hearing God, The Spirit of the Disciplines, Renovation of the Heart, and The Divine Conspiracy Continued.