The Visible Shape of Christ's Life in Us

Meditations on The Fruit of the Spirit

Edited by Bruce Worthington

The Visible Shape of Christ's Life in Us

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  • ISBN: 9781532675157
  • Pages: 86
  • Publication Date: 9/13/2019
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The Visible Shape of Christ's Life in Us

Meditations on The Fruit of the Spirit

Edited by Bruce Worthington

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781532675157
  • Pages: 86
  • Publication Date: 9/13/2019
  • Retail Price: $14.00
Web Price: $11.20
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About-

How can we live in the world without falling either to the dangerous pitfalls of Christian legalism or the lure of unbridled hedonism, especially in a generation that rejects most formal expressions of Christianity? Saint Paul suggests that there is only one way—to walk in step with the Spirit, while bearing the fruit of the Spirit in our daily lives. Because this is a daily process, one fraught with success and failure, the following volume of essays seek to articulate how the Christian can prepare themselves for life in the Spirit, following Paul’s admonition to “keep in step with the Spirit” (Gal 5:25) as we move closer and closer to meeting our Lord.

The Visible Shape of Christ Life in Us: Meditations on the Fruit of the Spirit is a collection of essays originally preached in the Founders Chapel of Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, in the fall semester of 2018. Originally intended for a diverse audience of students, faculty, and professional clergy, these essays represent the best of Anglican theological insight in the context of the greater Christian community. They are intended for personal reflection, and daily devotion—a welcoming, accessible addition to any theological collection.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“The focus of this catechetical collection of sermons is Christian character, the fruit of the Spirit. They work the soil in which virtue grows and teach and celebrate the harvest the Spirit births in the baptized. Practical, insightful, and theologically rooted, these sermons invite study. The questions at the end of each chapter push toward glad appropriation of gospel virtue in the power of the Spirit for life, common life, and the world God loves.”

—Richard R. Topping, Principal and Professor of Studies in the Reformed Tradition, Vancouver School of Theology



“This collection of reflections on the fruit of the Spirit is a provocative and delightful resource for the study of this portion of Scripture. It offers a deep engagement with the text while also breathing a spirit of devotion. This is a book that could be used as a personal devotional guide, a small group study guide, and even a resource for sermon preparation.”

—Lee Beach, Associate Professor of Christian Ministry, McMaster Divinity College


Contributors-

Bruce Worthington

Bio(s)-

Bruce Worthington is a PhD candidate, and part-time instructor at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.

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