By Ray H. Dunning
There aren't any speedy saints.
That's precise for everyone.
When he stated sure to God's name, he set out on a lifelong direction of progress and transformation. Abraham explores the occasions and situations that formed Abraham's stroll with God. It highlights the exams of religion that matured him into turning into God's companion in redeeming humanity. From the problem to show his again on his previous and embody an surprising destiny to the dazzling request that he sacrifice his merely son, Abraham grew to become a version of putting up with and deepening religion. via his instance, we find out how our responses in existence give a contribution to our religious progress What it potential to accomplice with God in his redemptive plan What it's like be referred to as a chum of God wealthy in devotional and theological perception, this e-book by means of H. Ray Dunning is an exceptional retelling of Abraham's tale. It invitations us to go into Abraham's international and examine from him the right way to non secular adulthood. And most significantly it reminds us that via our religion in...
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In summary, the purpose in these studies is twofold: devotional and theological. These two emphases are related, since a sound devotional life is, or should be, informed by sound, scripturally based theology. The perceptive reader will recognize that the author has derived some tremendous spiritual insights from Oswald Chambers’ small book on Abraham, a work he discovered well into the development of this project and which for him has provided many scintillating pinpoints of light. Theologically, the relation of Abraham to God has numerous important theological implications that open the door to discussions of issues that reflect the Wesleyan theological perspective.
David Busic President Nazarene Theological Seminary “Rarely does one find a text that so capably integrates solid biblical exposition, theological reflection, and faith formation from the reader’s own Christian pilgrimage. Through a series of studies in the narratives of Abraham’s journey, Dunning brings the reader into an engaging and transforming dialogue with the biblical text, key tenets of the Christian faith, and the life of holiness. This text demonstrates a depth and a breadth much needed in the church today.
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