The Good and Beautiful God
By James Bryan Smith
THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD is the first book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms ‘a curriculum for Christlikeness’. THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL GOD focuses on the character of God and how we can move into a life of intimacy with him. What we believe about God is of huge importance to our lives: the path to spiritual transformation begins here. Each chapter uncovers the narratives by which Jesus lived, and includes a ‘soul-training’ exercise to help embed this narrative into our minds, bodies and souls. Each chapter also includes questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.
James Bryan Smith (MDiv, Yale University Divinity School; PhD, Fuller Seminary) is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. A founding board member of Richard Foster’s spiritual renewal ministry, Renovare, Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches. He is the author of A Spiritual Formation Workbook, Devotional Classics (with Richard Foster) and Embracing the Love of God.