"I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time."
So begins James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful Life. The problem is, he tells us, we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. These self-centered decisions lead us further into the vices that cause ruin: anger, lust, lying, worry and judging. Eventually we find ourselves living a beautifully packaged life of self-destruction.
Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.
- Love it!
absolutely love it! looking for a glimpse of God's love for you, this is such an encouragement!
- simple & profound
if you want to actually live the Christ life life, then this book will be an excellent companion.
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. NET
It still amazes me that many are not interested in living in close relationship with the Lord now... and yet somehow think that they will want to be with him in the age to come!