Wasting Time with God: A Christian Spirituality of Friendship with God

Wasting Time with God: A Christian Spirituality of Friendship with God

by Klaus Issler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0830822801

ISBN-13: 9780830822805

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

When it comes to developing a deep, trusting relationship with God, efficiency and productivity are not the answer. It's far better to "waste" time with him, to just enjoy being with him. After all, that's how any friendship grows.

But making room for God in the midst of our fast-paced lives is not an easy task. Just as time with our best friends can get squeezed

Overview

When it comes to developing a deep, trusting relationship with God, efficiency and productivity are not the answer. It's far better to "waste" time with him, to just enjoy being with him. After all, that's how any friendship grows.

But making room for God in the midst of our fast-paced lives is not an easy task. Just as time with our best friends can get squeezed out by the rush of activities, so can time with God. Even "wasting time" with God means making a commitment and setting priorities--whether it's something we enjoy or not.

Beginning with the supposition that God desires friendship with us, Klaus Issler encourages us to consider seven character traits and to develop their companion disciplines: friendship, humility, faith, commitment, communication, apprenticeship and partnership. Here is a full-orbed model of Christian spirituality that will be of lasting value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830822805
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by James M. Houston
Acknowledgments
1. The Quest. Knowing God More DeeplyPart 1: Making Room for God
2. Friendship: Approaching the God Who Is Love
3. Humility: Honoring the God Who Is Holy
4. Faith: Seeing the God Who Is Invisible Part 2: Deepening our Friendship with God
5. Commitment: Seeking the God Who Hides
6. Communication: Hearing the God Who Speaks
7. Apprenticeship: Yielding to the God Who Disciplines
8. Partnership: Asking the God Who Answers
Notes
Indexes

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