Renewing the Christian Mind
Also available in Korean.
In this wide-ranging collection of essential readings from Dr. Willard—including 15 previously unpublished chapters—we find wisdom, knowledge and truth for growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Dr. Willard began working with Dr. Gary Black Jr in early 2013 to select and organize the collection into five main categories: spiritual transformation, discipleship, theology, leadership, and an additional section featuring ten interviews on a variety of subjects related to spiritual thinking. Several of the pieces have broad implications on topics that affect all readers, while other entries are directed at specific audiences, from church leaders (and those who train them) to laypeople looking for spiritual counsel and nurture. This created an anthology perfect for teaching and academic settings, as well as church reading groups.
For those familiar with Dallas’s previously published work, this collection offers a greater depth of understanding on a multitude of issues he believed Jesus was interested in and master over. But it is primarily designed as a tool to introduce a new generation of minds to Dallas’s thought and teaching. It covers a wide range of his contributions on a multitude of critical and pastoral issues the church is facing today.
The key to understanding Dallas’s contribution to American evangelical thought and Christian theology is the impact his world-class intellect had on leaders, teachers and spokespersons within the church. He sought to apply the Christian mind to all facets of life, including the critical issues of our day, and he firmly believed God wanted to supply the answers we need to become faithful and effective disciples and leaders in God’s kingdom on earth.
It was Dallas’s prayer that his writings would lead others into the wisdom, knowledge, love, grace, and truth of Christ that he experienced and yearned to introduce to others. Gary Black joins in this same prayer as he brings us this reasoned, honest, thought- provoking, and illuminating anthology of Dallas’s work.
(San Francisco: HarperOne Publishers, 2016) 528 pp, Paperpack. ISBN: 0062296132. ISBN-13: 978-0062296139.