The good and beautiful life book
The Good and Beautiful Life - InterVarsity PressI am always looking for fresh ways to explore who God is and how to live the Christian life. That book is the first in a three-book set by James Bryan Smith. The chapters follow the Sermon on the Mount in order, tackling ideas such as learning how to live without anger, without lust, and without vainglory, as well as learning how to bless those who curse you and living in the kingdom day by day. At the end of the book is a page appendix that is a small group discussion guide to help walk small groups through that material as a way of supporting and encouraging one another to grow. There are a few areas where I am not sure I agree with Smith, but I am still considering what he has to say.
A Good and Beautiful Story - James Bryan Smith
The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ
We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time. 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.
The second book in the series which we are reviewing here, in the Good and Beautiful Life. The final book in the series is The Good and Beautiful Community.
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