The Allure of Gentleness by Dallas Willard audiobook

The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus

By Dallas Willard
Read by Alan Winter and Eileen Stevens

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9780062114082
5.31 Hours 1
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The revered Christian author whose bestselling classics include The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines provides a new model for how we can present the Christian faith to others. When Christians share their faith, they often appeal to reason, logic, and the truth of doctrine. But these tactics often are not effective. A better approach to spread Christ’s word, Dallas Willard suggests, is to use the example of our own lives. To demonstrate Jesus’s message, we must be transformed people living out a life reflective of Jesus himself, a life of love, humility, and gentleness. This beautiful model of life—this allure of gentleness—Willard argues, is the foundation for making the most compelling argument for Christianity, one that will convince others that there is something special about Christianity and the Jesus we follow.

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The revered Christian author whose bestselling classics include The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines provides a new model for how we can present the Christian faith to others.

When Christians share their faith, they often appeal to reason, logic, and the truth of doctrine. But these tactics often are not effective. A better approach to spread Christ’s word, Dallas Willard suggests, is to use the example of our own lives. To demonstrate Jesus’s message, we must be transformed people living out a life reflective of Jesus himself, a life of love, humility, and gentleness.

This beautiful model of life—this allure of gentleness—Willard argues, is the foundation for making the most compelling argument for Christianity, one that will convince others that there is something special about Christianity and the Jesus we follow.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I grew up in a Christian culture in which ‘defending the faith’ was carried out by using the Bible as a weapon. Anyone who challenged my faith was treated as an enemy. As an adult I discovered Dallas Willard. Unfailingly gentle and respectful, he transformed the apologetics of my generation as many of us ‘laid down our swords and shields.’” Eugene Peterson, translator of The Message
“If you read only one book, make it this one.” Christianity Today, praise for The Divine Conspiracy
“Willard’s passionate insights are thoroughly argued.” Library Journal, praise for The Divine Conspiracy 
“The most important book in the field of Christian spirituality written in my lifetime.” Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline, praise for The Divine Conspiracy
“Dallas Willard’s understanding of apologetics is revolutionary. It is at once more intellectually rigorous and yet more attainable and more humble and more tied to character than anything I have seen on the subject. What he describes is what Jesus actually did.” John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and author of Soul Keeping

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Author Bio: Dallas Willard

Author Bio: Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard (1935–2013) was a professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Philosophy for forty-seven years. His groundbreaking books The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 5.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English