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The Fitting Room: Putting On the Character of Christ

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Great lesson

    The Fitting Room teaches us about Putting On The Character Of Christ. The book is based on Colossians 3:12 that says "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience".

    Kelly Minter uses the analogy of fashion as a way of relating how we wear the 'virtues'... but she is quick to point out that "The Christian virtues are not something we can slap on ourselves like cutout paper dolls. They come as a result of heart change that is accomplished through the supernatural love of Jesus."

    I thought this was a great book, well written in a personal way. I could relate to much of what Kelly was sharing... because I have experienced it myself. She points out how our we become focused more on managing our behavior rather than promoting inward transformation.

    After the first few pages, I was hooked. When she says that we can never separate the qualities of God from God Himself, I felt the conviction. She talks of how we view godly character as something we can obtain if we just try harder. Oh... how often I've been there! The way we tell ourselves that we'll do better next time, be more patient, hold our tongue, or just use the virtues at will... as if it's something we can do on our own.

    So much to learn in this book... I think it could be used in a small group as well. Kelly Minter makes it easy to read and enjoyable as well. I think you'll enjoy it.

    *I received this book for free from The B&B Media Group for my honest review.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 28, 2012

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    Excellent...Loved it. Amen

    Excellent...Loved it. Amen

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    very inspiring

    This book is very eye-opening and inspiring, much of this I had not thought of in this depth before. Highly recommended!

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

    Amazing

    Really worth the read. Loved every word...really helped on my journey of rediscovery

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  • Posted June 13, 2011

    Irresistible Invitation

    As little girls, it's fun to play "dress-up" and with "paper dolls." As women, getting fitted for a prom dress, bridesmaid gown, or even a bridal gown. Kelly Minter, in her book, The Fitting Room, has provided a means for a spiritual makeover, one that lasts for eternity, by putting on the character of Christ.

    Kelly's book has a down-to-earth feel to it, but she's truly concerned about our spiritual growth. She feels like a friend sitting next to you and sharing spiritual truths while being transparent with her own walk with the Lord. She doesn't claim to have all the answers, but she has a way of getting her points across that are easy to understand and peppered with her wit.

    The power to walk this life is given by the Holy Spirit and God's holiness when by faith in Christ we are we are chosen by God. We are graciously chosen, loved by the Father, and called to live a holy life by putting off the old sinful nature.

    The specific virtues that Kelly discusses are the following:

    Forgiveness, part 1 and part 2-The perfect storm; Yes, you really can
    Peace, part 1 and part 2-Not as the world gives; A soul at rest
    Kindness-And then came the rains
    Humility-Everything must die (to rise again)
    Compassion-When the crowds keep marching by
    Patience-More than a disposition
    Joy-The crowning virtue

    I was amazed at the wisdom set forth by Kelly in regards to these virtues. Yes, the wisdom comes from God, but He used Kelly to crack open the meanings in a very personal way. Again, she's very transparent with her own life, which makes the book that much more meaningful and encouraging.

    If you want to truly change and learn to put on the character of Christ, this is a great book to study. Kelly explains how to take off the negative traits and emotional entanglements we grew up with. But remember, it's a process, not a one-step rule and everything's fine. God will work in you to produce His character in you if you are open for change. Great for personal or group studies.

    The cover of her book will bring back memories of childhood paper dolls and getting fitted for a gown. Kelly's book goes deeper and is a necessary part of our lives.

    This book was provided by Karen Davis at The B & B Media Group, Inc., in exchange for my honest review. No monetary compensation was exchanged.

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  • Posted April 1, 2011

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    You must check this book out

    This book was based on Colossians 3:1, where God tells us to clothing ourselves with virtures. In this day it is very hard to show that we are a Christian and to do all the things that God tells us we should do and act. Kelly talks about the way in which we can help ourselves to be what God wants us to be and she tell that we really need to do the best we can. Other people see us different that we see ourselves as we all are compared to this world of TV and the media. God looks at us from the inside, not the outside, but we should try our best to dress and act as a Christian so that others can see that we are different that the ways of the world.

    We should try to take off the things that are not pleasing to God and put on the things that are, that is what The Fitting Room is based on. This book has fourteen chapters that can be used as a learning tool on their own or the book can be read and studied with as many chapters as you wish. It is a little hard to tell about this book in a review as you need to read it for yourself to see how Kelly tells us how to change our life to be more pleasing to God.

    I found Kelly and her words in "The Fitting Room" to be uplifting and am so thankful to "The B and B Media Group for sending me this copy for my own review.

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