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How People Change by Timothy S. Lane
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Sep 16, 2010

really liked it
Read in September, 2010

An excellent counselling-style book getting right to the heart of how God changes his people. The authors focus is not so much what the Gospel has accomplished in the past, or what it will accomplish in the future - but how it can be applied in the here and now. This, it is argued by the authors, is a much needed area for exploring. After reading it, I agree!

The writers main themes are fivefold:
1) The Extent and Gravity of our Sin
2) The Centrality of the Heart
3) The Present Benefits of Christ
4) God's Call to Growth and Change
5) A Lifestyle of Repentance and Faith.

There is an extremely helpful framework for change, which much of the material fits around. Helpfully the book is litered with a variety of real-life illustrations which brings the theory to life.

My only negative comment is that I'm not sure how this model of change could be applied to unsaved people - as the focus is clearly on Christians changing.

All in all, reading this has been time well spent!
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message 1: by David (new)

David Varney Hey Phil. How do you know the book is only for believers? Isn't the gospel the root of every solution?

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