A groundbreaking book that explains and illustrates
what spiritual formation meant to Jesus.
What does Jesus teach us
about spiritual formation? Many of the spiritual masters that we look to today
offer great insights on various aspects of the Christian faith journey. Their
words speak to us of union with God, transformation, and purpose. But behind
these worthy goals stands Jesus, shaped himself by the ancient Jewish creed for
spiritual formation, the Shema.
This creed commands Israel to
love God with heart, soul, and strength. During his lifetime, Jesus amended that
creed of Judaism and so gave his followers a creed for spiritual formation: they
are to love God with heart, soul, and strength, and to love others as
In this practical, story_filled, witty, and
illuminating volume, Scot McKnight gives Christians an opportunity to walk
alongside Jesus as he teaches the Jesus Creed of love of the Father and love of