The Life Model: Living From the Heart Jesus Gave You
The Life Model is an immensely practical introduction to how God has designed for us to grow into "the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ." Correlating human development, brain function, and Scripture, the authors from their own personal and clinical experience have outlined a model that contributes significantly to understanding how God designed us to mature and to recover from life traumas that prevent maturity. Two threads that I found particularly heart warming are the descriptions of how the dynamics of faith and love work in this paradigm. Maturity can be seen as increasing ability to give self-sacrificing love to those around you, receiving in order to give life. And that which nurture such development is being around those who see you as God sees you, not as you are but as you can become, the unique person God created you to be. Thus the "faith that works by love" is shown in an intensely practical setting, challenging all, especially Christians, to live in the community God designed the human race to be.
Date Added: 07/21/2008 by Fred Bischoff
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