Maturing In Christ A lifetime Journey by Murl Silvey, Psy. D. and Bev Silvey, MA
Are you stuck in your Spiritual Growth? Have you become complacent in your relationship with God? "Maturing in Christ: A Lifetime Journey" is a hands-on book to get you unstuck. Often we stop growing in our relationship with God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. And unfortunately, we stop growing in our relationships with others. Are you stuck? Do you want to remain stuck or grow? Open this book and get started so that your relationships will again become meaningful and fulfilling for you and others, and you can become the individual God wants you to be.
This is not the book I expected to read. I was surprised and delighted.
There are so many books written every year about growing in Christ; follow these 39 steps and you will be a radiant, wealthy, (insert your favorite attribute here), or humble Christian. I have read them, you have read them. We get excited and work like the dickens, thinking we will finally achieve Christian Maturity (cue heavenly trumpets). After a few weeks, the glow fades and reality sets in.
We are wounded people, some more than others. We live in a wounded world and are surrounded by pain, our own and those around us. How we look at this situation is critical to our healing.
Murl and Bev offer you a map. When you unfold it the first thing you notice is loads of white space. It is mostly blank. Then you see notes around the edges from the Silvey’s and on the back are stories of people who have started making their own map.
Next, they give you a small bag, which looks strangely like a book, with tools. The tools in this bag/book are designed to help you create your own map. There are tools for observing and tools for thinking.
You realize there is going to be work involved, and you ask yourself,
“Self, are we ready to do the work that will bring the growth and healing we want so much? Are we ready to do something radical?”
Your answer will make all the difference in your life.
I rate this book 4.8 of 5 STARS!
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Copyright © 2016 Mark L Schultz except for the author's introduction
4/6/2016 11:01:40 pm
Nice review. Clear and engaging. Will look into this book. Recent book I likewise found very powerful and supportive of the mystic Xian life: Tim Keller, "The Freedom Of Self-Forgetfulness," 2012.
4/7/2016 08:00:06 am
Glad you enjoyed the review. Keller's book sounds interesting.
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