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Why do so many hunger to "touch godliness" but so few seem to attain it? Is there a missing key? Yes, there is! K.P. Yohannan challenges us that we, too, can touch godliness as we follow Jesus down the path of total surrender and submission. Chapter by chapter, he gently confronts us with truth that few others are willing to tell us-truth that leads to the abundant life we

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Paperback, 2nd edition with study guide, 254 pages
Published June 20th 2013 by GFA Books (first published 2008)
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Sara
Jun 16, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it
This book changed my paradigm on the subject of submission to authority. Yohannan argues that Jesus' life is our model for how to honor God's authority in heaven and His delegated authorities on earth. And the yoke Jesus offered in Matthew 11 is the yoke of submission, the same one He walked under, under which we will find rest for our souls. So, submission is not a male/female, weakness/abuse thing at all. It's a holy mystery, an invitation sweetened with a promise, not a commandment enforced ...more
Aledra
Mar 30, 2012 Aledra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yohannan makes a compelling case for what the Bible teaches us about submission to God and one another. He uses scriptural and personal examples to urge the reader to embrace submission. I loved this book.
Mitch
Jul 09, 2012 Mitch rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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First of all, I guessed this book would get a very high rating before I saw it. The readership has got to be mainly fundamentalist Christians; almost no one else would be interested or agree with its content.

I don't know if more could be expected from a work that deals with submission to God and his delegated authorities on earth. The author mainly does a good job explaining what that view is and backing his statements up with Biblical references.

However-

The author switch hits repeatedly through
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Lyle Wenger
Mar 01, 2011 Lyle Wenger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A book most Americans will not want to read. We are all about rising up against authority when we don't agree with it, or respect it. This book shows us what the Bible teaches about submission. It definitely challenges your beliefs on submission. It was an easy to read book, with some very strong points. I think it's a simpler version of watchman nee's book called "spiritual authority" Anyway I liked the book, didn't always like some of his points, but who really likes to be convicted?
Allison
Aug 08, 2011 Allison rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was awesome! It goes against everything our culture says is normal but it is the only way to find true joy and satisfaction.
pianocap
Nov 26, 2012 pianocap rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has made a profound impact in my life. Yohannan dives into how to touch godliness through a little-discussed method—submission. Though well-supported by Scripture, Touching Godliness is not simply a theological work. Yes, the author teaches the Greek word for submission. But he doesn’t let you go that easily! He applies the concept to daily life very practically. The book is convicting yet refreshing in the sea of excuses Western culture offers for rebellion.

Personally, my attitude tow
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Mateo
Aug 03, 2013 Mateo rated it liked it
The book was a very well thought out deep-dive into humility and submission to authority. The author gives many examples to explain his thoughts and backs them up with a lot of scripture references and some personal experiences.

Some of the ways the author uses to get his point across is to keep reiterating the same idea over and over. I didn't like that part of it very much and got a little bored with it. That is probably just a personal learning style for me though.

One thing I would suggest is
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Amber
Aug 27, 2008 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Please read this book! This book challenged me more in my marriage and reactions to my husband than most marriage books I've read. And not only that but it has proded my prideful heart in so many ways that I needed. KP explains how Jesus was all about submitting to what ever the Father wanted, so we too as his followers are to humble ourselves and submit to him. I love this book not because I learned new logical arguements for Christianity or big theological terms, but because I have never been ...more
Misty Leask
Jul 08, 2013 Misty Leask rated it it was amazing
While submission is typically seen as a topic between a wife and husband, in "Touching Godliness", we see it is applicable in many relationships, often many we don't consider. Those in authority over us can be parents, pastors, employers, presidents, etc. Each of these authoritative relationships are covered in this book. K.P. Yohannan reveals our ultimate example in submission as Christ, who was perfect in His submission to His Father. Realizing that we'll never attain perfect submission as ...more
Brent McCulley
A quick read, I remember scratching my head numerous times throughout this book - for in my opinion, K.P. ran the Taxi-Cab fallacy throughout its entirety. Submitting to God insofar as the flawed human leaders don't overtly command us to murder our children seems to be the 'nominal approach' to Romans 13, but is this correct? John Calvin ends his magnum opus with one verse, "We must obey God rather than human beings!" Acts 5:29. Here's a tip, put down this book, and pick up John Knox's On Rebell ...more
Melissa
Aug 18, 2010 Melissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I have ever read as a Christian. Takes the simple concept of submission to authority (and lack of it) and emphasizes it's profound importance in the walk of a believer in Christ.
Julia
Feb 22, 2015 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great practical and spiritual insight that is totally opposite of our society's... yet there is so much value in this mystery!
Brett Fuglsby
Mar 17, 2016 Brett Fuglsby rated it really liked it
While not perfect KP does a great job a explaining why submission and respect are so important in a believers life.
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Jun 16, 2016 Bradley Ebert rated it it was amazing
This book was life changing, submission is so important to every Christians life, let go and allow God to work in your life
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DR. K.P. YOHANNAN, founder and international director of Gospel for Asia, has written more than 200 books, including Revolution in World Missions, an international bestseller with 3 million copies in print. He is on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Association, and his Road to Reality radio program airs on more than 900 stations worldwide. He and his wife, Gisela, have two gr ...more
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“God's word tells us that righteousness is a gift; it cannot be earned. But godliness is not a gift. We must pay a price to touch godliness through a daily decision to die to self and embrace the cross. God calls us to learn godliness in the classroom of life among people as we sit on airplanes and buses, walk among our neighbors and labor at our factories or desks.” 7 likes
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