Book Review Spiritual Formation as it the Church MatteredV2 Essay example
Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered
Thomas L. Arrington
CLASS: EVAN 500; Spiritual Factors of Growing Churches
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Gregory Faulls
DATE: 24 JANUARY 2015
James C. Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as it the Church Matters (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academics, 2008).
Dallas Willard wrote in the foreword of this book, “James Wilhoit has written a book of special urgency for our times.(9)” In this writer’s opinion, that was an understatement. Some books you read for school, after the first 20 to 30 pages, you can truly tell that you are not going to like the book. You proceed to speed reading it just to grab the nuggets and move on to the next book or you choose …show more content…
1. Receiving: cultivating spiritual openness and continual repentance. This curriculum involves confession, worship, sacraments and prayer.
2. Remembering: transformation teaching leading to a deep awareness of being part of God’s community and his beloved children. This curriculum involves teaching, preaching, evangelism, meditation, guidance and small groups.
3. Responding: our formation occurring for and through service. This curriculum involves discernment,