Over the course of the last few weeks, we have been in a series we are calling, The Beautiful Journey : Beholding Jesus, Being Transformed. There are a number of resources (mostly books) that I have come across that I thought would be helpful as you process these idea in a bit more depth. This is the tip of the iceberg; if you’d like other suggestions, please email me and let me know.
- We Would See Jesus by Roy Hession
- The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification – by Walter Marshall
- The Good and Beautiful Community – by James Bryant Smith
- Freeway: A Not-So-Perfect Guide to Freedom (for small groups and individuals) by Mike Foster
- Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered by James C. Wilhoit
- Waking the Dead by John Eldridge
I would love your feedback on any of these that you explore. The first two mentioned are ‘must reads’ as far as I’m concerned. We Would See Jesus is powerful in its simplicity. It’s point to the reality and beauty of the New Covenant that as followers of Jesus we have the blessing of living under. It was written in 1961; I stumbled across this gem at the Denver Seminary library. The kindle version is only $4.13! The Gospel of Sanctification was written in 1792 by the Puritan, Walter Marshall. In my opinion, it stands to this day as the single best work on the way that sanctification happens in the life of the believer – the part that God plays and the part that we play. The version I linked to has updated language and is easier to read. However, if you’d like the original, you can get that on Kindle for $.99.