How People Change(1993)
(The second book in the Thinking Through Discipleship series)
A non fiction book by Dudley J Delffs
THERE'S MORE TO CHANGE THAN ACTING DIFFERENTLY. Most of us struggle to be who we want to be rather than who we are. We clearly see our shortcomings and wish we didn't have them. We know we shouldn't lose our tempers, go on late-night eating binges, or think some of the thoughts that whirl around inside our heads. We could name a few personal habits we'd just as soon no one knew about. We certainly don't feel like the dynamic representatives of Jesus Christ we ought to be. But how do we change? What brings about the kind of inner transformation that is genuine and long-term? In How People Change, you'll explore the factors that contribute to authentic inner change. You'll look at how we form our view of God, God's love and acceptance of us, God's desire for inner rather than outer change, the Holy Spirit's involvement in our change, the role of the community of believers in tru change, and our part in maintaining an ongoing relationship with God. Most of all, you'll discover freedom from a need to perform an endless set of duties, and instead experience the rest, joy, and inner maturity that develops out of a growing relationship. The THINKING THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP Series: Discipleship is not just learning information, having a quiet time, and being good. Being a disciple has to do with walking as Jesus did. That means that a disciple's goal is to walk through his home, his workplace, the grocery store-everywhere-talking, acting, and thinking like Jesus. Thinking is the key. Christ wants not only to change what we outwardly do and say, but (more importantly) to transform the core attitudes, values, and motives behind what we say and do. In the THINKING THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP series you won't find pat answers or sure-fire formulas for Christian growth. Instead, the studies in this series address real issues that people struggle with in their effort to know God, understand His heart, and see their own lives changed. Each study is designed to help you in the process of becoming more like Jesus on the inside.
Used availability for Dudley J Delffs's How People Change
October 1993 : USA Paperback