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Dr. Klaus Issler

Living into the Life of Jesus

The Formation of Christian Character
    by Klaus Issler

Living more like Jesus is possible, but only if we take a different approach. We need to abandon an externally-focused, rule-keeping emphasis to Christian living, and instead embrace Jesus' teaching and example of inner heart formation. Deep character change can take place as we bask in our Abba's unconditional love, rely on the Holy Spirit's empowerment and mentoring, and engage in relevant formation practices over time, in companionship with our brothers and sisters in Christ. (Biblical support for the main ideas of the book is primarily based on Jesus' life and teachings from the four Gospels.)

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