Hidden in Christ: Living as God's Beloved [NOOK Book]

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Words are powerful. They contain ideas and shape the way we see God, ourselves and all of reality. We're transformed, in particular, by God's Word, and by "the Word,” the Logos—Jesus himself—as described by John in the first chapter of his Gospel.

Memorizing and studying a passage in depth can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of each word. In this unique introduction to the hidden life in Christ, James Bryan Smith walks readers through a ...
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Hidden in Christ: Living as God's Beloved

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Overview

Words are powerful. They contain ideas and shape the way we see God, ourselves and all of reality. We're transformed, in particular, by God's Word, and by "the Word,” the Logos—Jesus himself—as described by John in the first chapter of his Gospel.

Memorizing and studying a passage in depth can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of each word. In this unique introduction to the hidden life in Christ, James Bryan Smith walks readers through a thirty-day immersion in Colossians 3:1-17. Each of the thirty short chapters of this book bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase of this rich passage. You'll also find a very simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions and a guide for five weeks of group discussion.

The only way to tell a story is to use words. May the words of Colossians 3 become a companion to you as God continues to write your story.

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Editorial Reviews

John Ortberg
"Jim Smith probes the great mystery of where our true life lies. He walks us through one of the great passages in all of Scripture so we may discover the life that is hidden only to be found."
Richard J. Foster
"The third chapter of Colossians is one of the supreme passages in Scripture, brimming as it does with life-giving realities. Hidden in Christ can serve as a kind of midwife to help bring these realities to birth within us."
Shane Claiborne
"Much of our spirituality is a mile long and an inch deep. James Bryan Smith helps us go deeper. This book is based on one chapter of the Bible, and it is a dazzling one. On these pages, you'll find a countercultural invitation—an affront to the self-centered world of self-help books, blessing-obsessed televangelists and fluffy motivational messages. Here is an invitation to die to live, to find your life by giving it away. It's a smooth, easy-to-read book, but underneath it all is a radical message about reorienting our lives so that we look more like Jesus—and thereby interrupt the patterns of inequity and injustice that plague our world."
Ruth Haley Barton
"What a wonderful, life-giving book! Each chapter is a bite-sized morsel of substantive spiritual food that will nourish your life in Christ."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830895458
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2013
  • Series: Apprentice Resources
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 346,371
  • File size: 659 KB

Meet the Author

A Spiritual Formation Workbook, Devotional Classics (with Richard Foster), Embracing the Love of God, Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven and Room of Marvels.
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Table of Contents

1. Raised
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    Anything written by this man is exceptional. If you are looking

    Anything written by this man is exceptional. If you are looking for help, grace and inspiration for your spiritual journey and walk with Christ, look no further. He and fellow authors Richard Foster and Dallas Willard, to name two of many, are gifts of God to the body of Christ in this generation.

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