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Spirit-Controlled Temperament Paperback – September 21, 1994
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Who am I? What makes me do the things I do?
Timeless questions. You've asked them, as have philosophers and theologians for thousands of years. In "Spirit-Controlled Temperament, " Tim LaHaye provides answers patterned after ancient models of human behavior and grounded in the Word of God, making this a classic read for all Christians.
Temperament. You're born with distinct strengths, but also weaknesses that can hold you back. God wants to transform your natural weaknesses to make you a dynamic, effective Christian who lives above anger, fear, depression, and selfishness.
In "Spirit-Controlled Temperament, " find out who you are-predominantly Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholy, or Phlegmatic. But more important, find out who you can become.
Revised and expanded edition. Includes a 13-session study guide.
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I found it refreshing as it was straight forward and didn't "pad the blows." Not only did it point straight to the truth of human nature, it abolished the idea that we, as humans, can make it in this world without the Lord. I was so very impressed with the truth given quickly, and then the blessings added. Not only did it point out how truly selfish we were, it then lifted us to new heights with the reality that God can change it all.
Amen to Dr. LaHaye! Thank God for his wisdom and his ability to share God's heart. Finally, a book that calls it as it is.
Hippocrates (the ancient physician known especially for the Hippocratic Oath which is still taken and followed by physicians today; and which has many Christian ethical precepts contained in it, including but not limited to the forbidding of performing abortions) was the first one, perhaps, to popularize the theory.
It may also be objected, by some, that the Four Temperaments really became popular during the Dark Ages and the Medieval Period, when most of science and theology was quite askew, superstitious, or corrupt.
To these objections I would like to propose some arguments in favor of the Four Temperaments theory.
The first I would propose is the notion, advanced by some, that Luke the Evangelist, as a Gentile/Greek doctor, would have likely been familiar with the Four Temperaments theory, and may even have taken the Hippocratic Oath, or otherwise followed the practices of Hippocrates in his ethics and healing methods.
But that is speculative.
Mostly, I would recommend study of the Four Temperaments theory -- using this book in particular as a reference and guide -- because I believe that it is not contrary to Biblical claims nor to Jesus Christ Himself, the Lord and Savior. I believe that reading this book prayerfully and with discernment is a great idea for Christians.Read more ›
That all do about the same thing, categorize observable behaviors into groupings that make some degree of sense to better understand people. So please give all the occult, heresy, talk a rest. The ancients made similar classification, though the causes of personality were wrong as knowldege progressed, the same can be said for the their theory on the elements, they had 4 and modern science found 96 and several man-made elements.
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Rereading Spirit Controled Temperament after 30 years was great. I gave away my hard copy years ago and so pleased to see that it was still available in print. A must read. ThanksPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is the best book I ever read about personality types and it changed my life, helped me understand and be more tolerant of other people and understand why I got along better... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mariane Matera
Well written book and I will prescribe it to scholars and lay-people to read/study it if they are interested in understanding people better, both in general and specifically if... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
My small group at church will be studying this book starting in August. I loved finding out about my temperament. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Billie
A good book for anyone wanting to learn more about yourself and God.Published 4 months ago by marc b
While the "negative" traits of each personality are eye-opening and discouraging, the "positive" influence of the Holy Spirit of God to transform us into the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sheena Rader