Conformed to the image of Christ. Renewed by the word. Transformed by the Holy Spirit.
These phrases have such weight to them, such significance. They promise that there is a purpose for our existence and a good destination for the journey of our life: to become like God.
The question is, how does this happen? People have wrestled for years with this idea of sanctification. How does God mold our hearts to be like his own?
This book by Eric Mason continues the discussion, and Eric takes a very practical approach. He returns to the idea of the spiritual disciplines and talks to us about how Scripture reading, prayer, and the act of walking through hard times in the company of others all serve to soften our hearts and strengthen our wills.
We want to be men and women of character, fidelity, purity, and peace. This book is a short primer on some of the ways God works those virtues into us.
God can change for the better by replacing the lies that damage us with healing truth, and he can show us his goodness and so that we can know it and find it and share it in our human relationships.
I thank B&H publishing for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest opinion.