- Becoming Like Jesus Nurturing the Virtues of Christ
- Author : Seymour Van Dyken
- Publisher : William B. Eerrdmans
- Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI
- Published : 1996
- ISBN : 0802841635
- Size : 6 inches x 9 inches
- 228 Pages
- Format : Softcover
This book is about positive, practical Christian living. Seymour Van Dyken contends that our purpose on earth is to become more like Jesus, and we become more like Jesus not by our own efforts but by the work of the Spirit, who enables us to cooperate in nurturing the fruit of the Spirit, or "the virtues of Christ". Van Dyken follows the insight of scholars who consider love to be the fundamental fruit, with all other fruit -- joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control -- being expressions of love in life's varied situations. But he also goes beyond all other authors to explore love as it manifests itself in various human relationships -- the roles of lover, friend, romantic, spouse, parent, chuch member, neighbor, citizen, and self-lover. No matter what your situation, you will be sure to find fresh insights to help you in the how of christian living.
This book also includes nine inspirational poems by Barbara M. R. Van Dyken on the fruit of the Spirit.
Condition. Like new. No wear; no marks; binding tight; clean.