The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (Hardcover)

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Train Your Soul to Know the God Jesus Knows

"God wants me to try harder."
"God blesses me when I'm good and punishes me when I'm bad."
"God is angry with me."

We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true--but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here.

Turning to the Gospels, Smith invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind. In The Good and Beautiful God, you'll find:

  • Opportunities for soul training at the end of each chapter
  • Spiritual practices that reinforce the biblical messages you learn on your mind and heart,
  • Small group discussion questions with each chapter, facilitating complete and lasting change through community learning, and much more

This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by--to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed--and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

The Good and Beautiful Series includes four essential discipleship books from James Bryan Smith. Work through these proven Bible study resources individually or with a group to learn who God is, what it means to be a Christian, how to live in community, and how to address toxic self-narratives that hinder spiritual growth.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780830835317
ISBN-10: 0830835318
Publisher: IVP Formatio
Publication Date: June 5th, 2009
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Good and Beautiful