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Good News for Anxious Christians, expanded ed.: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do

Good News for Anxious Christians, expanded ed.: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do

by Phillip Cary
Good News for Anxious Christians, expanded ed.: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do

Good News for Anxious Christians, expanded ed.: 10 Practical Things You Don't Have to Do

by Phillip Cary

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Overview

A talented teacher unpacks the riches of traditional Christian spirituality for Christians burdened by the guilt and anxiety of introspective, in-my-heart spiritual techniques. Phillip Cary explains that knowing God is a gradual, long-term process that comes through the gospel experienced in Christian community. The first edition has sold over 17,000 copies. The expanded edition includes a new afterword that offers further insights since the first edition was published over ten years ago.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587435683
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/09/2022
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Phillip Cary (PhD, Yale University) is scholar-in-residence at the Templeton Honors College and professor of philosophy at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He serves as editor-in-chief of Pro Ecclesia and has written numerous books, including Jonah in the Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible series and three critically acclaimed volumes on the life and thought of Augustine.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction: Why Trying to Be Christian Makes Us Anxious xiii

1 Why You Don't Have to Hear God's Voice in Your Heart 1

Or, How God Really Speaks Today

2 Why You Don't Have to Believe Your Intuitions Are the Holy Spirit 19

Or, How the Spirit Shapes Our Hearts

3 Why You Don't Have to "Let God Take Control" 37

Or, How Obedience Is for Responsible Adults

4 Why You Don't Have to "Find God's Will for Your Life" 57

Or, How Faith Seeks Wisdom

5 Why You Don't Have to Be Sure You Have the Right Motivations 79

Or, How Love Seeks the Good

6 "Why You Don't Have to Worry about Splitting Head from Heart 97

Or, How Thinking Welcomes Feeling

7 Why You Don't Have to Keep Getting Transformed All the Time 117

Or, How Virtues Make a Lasting Change in Us

8 Why You Don't Always Have to Experience Joy 137

Or, How God Vindicates the Afflicted

9 Why "Applying It to Your Life" Is Boring 157

Or, How the Gospel Is Beautiful

10 Why Basing Faith on Experience Leads to a Post-Christian Future 175

Or, How Christian Faith Needs Christian Teaching

Conclusion: How the Gospel of Christ Is Good for Us 191

Afterword to the 2022 Edition 199

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