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Your Spiritual Personality: Using the Strengths of Your Personality to Deepen Your Relationship with God
     

Your Spiritual Personality: Using the Strengths of Your Personality to Deepen Your Relationship with God

by Marita Littauer, Betty Southard (With), Florence Littauer (Foreword by)
 
Your Spiritual Personality takes the study of personality to its logical and important next step: helping you to make connections between the strengths and weaknesses of your personality and your pursuit of a relationship with God. By being aware of your individual style of approaching prayer, the Bible, devotions, and worship, you can strengthen your faith

Overview

Your Spiritual Personality takes the study of personality to its logical and important next step: helping you to make connections between the strengths and weaknesses of your personality and your pursuit of a relationship with God. By being aware of your individual style of approaching prayer, the Bible, devotions, and worship, you can strengthen your faith in ways uniquely tailored to your personality. The book’s practical advice,  suggestions for each personality type, and inspiring real-life stories will enrich your spiritual life by helping you develop a stronger walk with God.

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When a book’s introductory chapter poses the question, "Is it possible that there is no one right way to develop one’s spiritual life?" you have to assume the target audience has encountered some spiritual bullies along the way. This book by Littauer, a professional speaker, is a pop-psychology spiritual pep talk for evangelical Christians who need to understand that spirituality can include variety. Drawing from her own feeling that she was, at times "doing it wrong," Littauer has developed a personality test and four "types" for identification, so that Christians can find their fit in spiritual practices. She uses Hippocrates’ four basic chemical types; there’s the "Popular Sanguine," the "Powerful Choleric," the "Perfect Melancholy" and the "Peaceful Phlegmatic." Much like other typologies popular in church circles--Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram--all Littauer’s types feature strengths and weaknesses. She also "types" Jesus, who, not surprisingly, is the perfect balance of all four categories. This book will be helpful for evangelical Christians who feel out of sync with the usual devotional practices being promoted in their churches. It will hold little interest for those Christians who already accept that there are many paths to a deeper relationship with God and need no new typologies to persuade them. (Nov. 12) (Publishers Weekly, October 25, 2004)
Publishers Weekly
When a book's introductory chapter poses the question, "Is it possible that there is no one right way to develop one's spiritual life?" you have to assume the target audience has encountered some spiritual bullies along the way. This book by Littauer, a professional speaker, is a pop-psychology spiritual pep talk for evangelical Christians who need to understand that spirituality can include variety. Drawing from her own feeling that she was, at times "doing it wrong, " Littauer has developed a personality test and four "types" for identification, so that Christians can find their fit in spiritual practices. She uses Hippocrates' four basic chemical types; there's the "Popular Sanguine," the "Powerful Choleric," the "Perfect Melancholy" and the "Peaceful Phlegmatic." Much like other typologies popular in church circles-Myers-Briggs and the Enneagram-all Littauer's types feature strengths and weaknesses. She also "types" Jesus, who, not surprisingly, is the perfect balance of all four categories. This book will be helpful for evangelical Christians who feel out of sync with the usual devotional practices being promoted in their churches. It will hold little interest for those Christians who already accept that there are many paths to a deeper relationship with God and need no new typologies to persuade them. (Nov. 12) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787973087
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.43(d)

What People are Saying About This

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“If you’ve ever had the guilts about your prayer life, this is the book that will set you free to go to God as you are and allow Him to do the transforming.”
--Michele McKinney Hammond, author, The Diva Principle

“Applies the life-changing concepts of understanding personality differences to our relationship with God . . . can revitalize your relationship with God.”
--Gary Smalley, speaker and author, The DNA of Relationships

“Will inspire, educate and motivate you to strive for godly communication by just being aware of the fact that people are different, therefore they will act differently and even love God in different ways!”
--Kathleen B. Jackson, publisher,The Godly Business Woman Magazine

“Are you seeking new freedom and creativity in your devotional time? Then read Your Spiritual Personality and be greatly blessed.”
--Gary Thomas, author, Sacred Marriage and Sacred Pathways

"Dares us to discover the unique individuals God created us to be; one for all, all for One, all for His glory.  This book will improve your life immensely!"
--Ken Abraham, coauthor, Let’s Roll the New York Times best-seller

“For those on the journey of Spiritual Formation, Marita takes understanding your personality from a biblical perspective to another level. A must-read for anyone seeking to enhance and or transform their life.”
--Sabrina D. Black, international speaker, counselor, and author, African American Community, Can Two Walk Together?, Prone to Wander, Help! for Your Leadership, and Counseling in African American Communities

“The perfect book for anyone wanting to apply personality to a spiritually focused environment”
--Carole Lewis, national director, First Place

“Our personality does impact our spirituality! We are each unique, and we can approach God as He created us!”
--Pam Farrel, author,10 Best Decisions a Woman Can Make and Men Are like Waffles, Women Are like Spaghetti, and codirector, Farrel Communications and Masterful Living Ministries

“Marita’s timely book provides a tool for understanding and celebrating our God-given uniqueness as we journey our spiritual path.”
--Elaine Wright Colvin, director, Writers Information Network

“Should be required reading for all who work in churches, as well as for the rest of us who need to be more tolerant concerning the spiritual uniqueness of each Christian.”
--Janice Elsheimer, speaker and author, The Creative Call, which received the ECPA Silver Medallion

“Warm personal examples and true-life stories make the Personalities come alive.”
--Edna Ellison, author, Woman to Woman: Preparing Yourself to Mentorand Friend to Friend

“Prepare yourself for some intriguing and life-changing ideas.”
--Kathy Collard Miller, speaker and author, Partly Cloudy with Scattered Worries

Meet the Author

Marita Littauer is an author and popular speaker, writes a monthly column for Godly Business Woman magazine, and has contributed articles to Christian Communicator and Writer’s Digest magazines.

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