The intent of this work is to introduce the reader to an enhanced relationship with our Lord, Jesus. Incarnational living is coming to terms with who one is in relationship with Christ and then living that newfound excited spirit out within the community, and even the world. By learning to experience more of God, one experiences a form of conversion all over again. The experience is nothing short of breathtaking, and becomes increasingly desirable over and over. So much so, that it must be shared. This book helps direct the focus of desire toward the relational being of the Christian both with Christ internally and with humanity externally. ""Otis's journey tackles one of the most difficult concepts in Christian spiritual formation--the abandonment or death of a distorted self so that one can be God's original intent and enjoy the pleasure of his presence in all of life. The selection of quotes from ancient and contemporary voices, and the incarnation of their lives enriches and reinterprets the abundant with God life proclaimed by Jesus and his followers."" --Sophia Steibel, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity ""Incarnational Life begins with the supposition that 'Humanity, in every sense, is here to be the embodiment of Christ.' Dr. Hamm's work takes us on a journey, exploring how we might come to recognize and nurture the image of God given us by our Creator. The author guides us through several articulations of classic Christian spirituality and then offers some simple how-to steps to help us find a more fruitful expression of our relationship with God."" --Jim Melnyk, Episcopal Priest, Rector, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Smithfield, North Carolina Otis E. Hamm Jr. was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. He received a BS in Church Ministries from Mount Olive College in 2003. He went on to achieve an MDiv from Campbell University Divinity School in 2008. In July of 2012, Dr. Hamm received his DMin in Christian Spirituality from Washington Theology Union. He has served as pastor since 1999, and has also taught as an adjunct instructor at the now University of Mount Olive.