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The Good and Beautiful God: Falling in Love with the God Jesus Knows (The Apprentice Series) Hardcover – July 5, 2009
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"I have observed that every individual, whether a new beliver or seasoned veteran, has given testimony of a new joy in their journey as a result of this book. The content is sound, inspiring and enlightening." (Jerry Barker, Dallas Baptist Standard, March 14, 2011)
Other authors have written extensively on spiritual disciplines and the spiritual life, but few have created a curriculum that is as accessible to the common believer seeking spiritual growth. I exuberantly recommend this book to anyone interested in a practical model of spiritual growth. (Steve Gioielli, Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, Fall 2009)
"I predict this book, and the two more in the series, will become deeply influential books in evangelical churches that want to deepen spiritual formation." (Scot McKnight, Jesus Creed blog, July 15, 2009)
"If you're looking for books to help patrons rekindle or enhance their relationships with God, buy this one. Highly recommended for small groups interested in deepening their relationships with God." (Church Libraries, Fall 2009)
"Make spiritual mentors, group leaders, youth pastors, Christian educators, and Willard/Foster fans aware of this material." (David Mundt, CBA Retailers + Resources, July 2009)
"Smith challenges those who seek to follow God to examine the stories they already know. . . . [Includes] exercises and questions . . . to deepen their knowledge of God." (Publishers Weekly, May 22, 2009)
"This first book in The Apprentice Series, The Good and Beautiful God, is a treasure. Dr. Smith has thought long and hard about the process of human transformation into the likeness of Jesus. I urge you to buy this book immediately! Read it and apply it. Then live it out in the context of a loving community. You will not regret doing so." (Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline and coauthor of Longing for God)
"I know from our long relationship that Jim Smith is a fine and trustworthy man, who authentically knows 'the good and beautiful God.' I can think of no higher compliment than this: I would happily trust the care of my soul to Jim and the good and beautiful God he commends to us." (Todd Hunter, author of Christianity Beyond Belief and pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Costa Mesa)
"The Apprentice Series is the best practice I have seen in Christian spiritual formation." (Dallas Willard, author of The Divine Conspiracy)
"I know from our long relationship that Jim Smith is a fine and trustworthy man, who authentically knows 'the good and beautiful God.' I can think of no higher compliment than this: I would happily trust the care of my soul to Jim and the good and beautiful God he commends to us."
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This book changed my life. I have a new love and appreciation for the Gospel that I never had before. Everyone in our small group was transformed and we also highly recommend the other books in the series.
It is an interesting read and thought prevoking as the author asks questions that help you search for answers.
I bought it as an e-book for personal reading, but soon discovered that the hard cover edition works much better in a group setting.
Though not required, I would start a journal to write in as you follow this book as there are many questions asked of you that would be beneficial to refer back to as time goes on to see how your understanding, devotion, etc. change. The exercises at the end of the chapters are helpful with spiritual growth from understanding how sleep deprivation can hinder your ability to understand not only the context of this book, but any stories from the bible you might read to being thankful for the many blessings that we can sometimes overlook, such as being able to see and hear the world. Though not everyone will have the same blessings the exercise has helped me when matters don't go my way.
James Bryan Smith has two other books in the series, which I will we reading. I feel this book is a great addition to anyone who is engaged in bible study or for those looking for a great place to start.
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