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Awakening the Quieter Virtues
Big, colorful virtues like courage and decisiveness in crisis easily get our attention. But sometimes it's those everyday values that shape us much more profoundly. Lost in our noisy, flashy, gaudy world are the quiet virtues that work behind the scenes--molding our character, guiding our actions, enriching our lives. Greg Spencer unfolds the beauty and nature of each, sho ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published August 7th 2010 by IVP Books
(first published July 2nd 2010)
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I was hesitant and often resistant as I read this book, as the author seems to be a pretty orthodox Christian with a traditional view of the personification of God/Jesus. (Also, there's an entire chapter on modesty--that made me doubly nervous.) Yet as I read his words about quiet virtues such as reference, generosity, and discernment, I found myself liking it very much, and although his particular view of God is not my particular view, I found much wisdom in his words. Indeed, I often found mys ...more
Apr 12, 2015 Brook Maturo rated it liked it · review of another edition
I appreciated the author's fresh perspective on virtue and spiritual discipline. It made virtue accessible. Especially helpful was his view on modesty. Not life-changing but readable and a good reminder to cultivate virtue.