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Transforming Beliefs

Spiritual Guidance Through the Apostles' Creed
  • By Stephen W. Robbins
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Theology by itself is not wisdom. Doctrine is not automatically knowledge. What constitutes wisdom and knowledge is an interactive relationship with God, a life that abides in His presence and takes on His character. Stephen W. Robbins states in the Preface, ""My intention for writing this book is not to merely transfer information from my brain to yours. How sad would that be I want to help you be a transformed (not just an informed) believer."" Transforming Beliefs presents an accessible and straightforward study of the Apostles' Creed. Each chapter addresses one of the affirmations in this statement of faith and concludes with a set of questions and exercises. Designed to help you advance in Christian spiritual formation, this study (1) focuses and expands your vision of who God is and what life looks like in His immediately available kingdom, (2) builds your intention to love God and neighbor in everyday life, and (3) provides you with useful means to do this on your spiritual pilgrimage. Whether you read it on your own or in a small group, this study of the Apostles' Creed provides spiritual guidance for your journey on the road of transformation. ""Luther prayed the Apostles' Creed, along with the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer. The importance of life-giving words in shaping and empowering the Christian's faith is sadly neglected or unknown today. Belief (faith) is not passive, but a condition which we must act to sustain as an active principle in our life. Anyone who will simply do what Steve Robbins says in Transforming Beliefs will experience the reality which the Apostles' Creed uniquely expresses. They will come to live in the world which they profess as followers of Jesus."" --Dallas Willard Professor of Philosophy, USC, California and author of The Divine Conspiracy ""This book on the Apostles' Creed provides a promising and directed course of study for those seeking to deepen their walk with God."" --Daniel P. Fuller, Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary. Stephen W. Robbins is the founder and president of RobbinsNest Ministries--a nonprofit organization that exists to advance Christian spiritual formation in pastors and churches. He also serves as a faculty associate at Bethel Seminary San Diego and co-pastors Rivera First Baptist Church in Southern California.

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  • Additional Details
    • SKU: 9781597526319
    • Manufacturer: Wipf & Stock Publ
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781597526319
    • Publication Date: 08/01/2006
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Stephen W. Robbins
    • Page Count: 125
    • Width: 5.78 inches
    • Height: 0.32 inches
    • Length: 9.12 inches
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