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Awakening the Quieter Virtues

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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 July 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
This book was much more than I expected. It brought lots of new insight to the virtues and also had reflections and practical application. I know I will purchase this for our library soon so I can read it again.
A different look at Christian virtues/disciplines. Bringing it to earth in the every-day busyness, highlighting some virtues that are too often neglected in our culture.
Written by my father in law!
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I enjoyed this book immensely. It challenged me to rethink my convictions in certain areas of my life. I particularly liked the chapter on innocence.
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