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A Passionate Life

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Designed to transform the life of every believer through biblical principles, these shapes form a discipleship approach that helps readers gains a greater understanding of what God intends for them to do in their personal lives, in their church, and in the world.
Hardcover, 236 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by Cook Communications Ministries (CO)
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Gary Potratz
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A Passionate Life breaks down the Christian life into doable pieces.

A key premise of A Passionate Life is that we remember longer what we see than what we hear. Hence the use of the eight shapes that are used to explain and commit to memory eight facets of discipleship.

* circle of repentance and faith
* semi-circle of rest and work
* triangle of relationships
* square of priorities
* pentagon of ministry
* hexagon of prayer
* heptagon of life
* an octagon of peace

The Passionate Life gives us the tool
Shiny Mathew
Jan 22, 2011 rated it liked it
A guide to lead a passionate life!!
Jan 11, 2011 rated it liked it
This book is someewhat gimicky but there are great tips for praying and an interesting way at looking at the Lord's Prayer. ...more
Jeff Elliott
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Easy read; clear illustrations; practical truth easily applied

Breen describes eight important "Life-shapes" for the passionate, fulfilled growing Christian life:

Circle of faith (Choosing to learn from life)
Observe (1 clock)
Reflect (3 o'clock)
Discuss (5 o'clock)
Plan (7 o'clock)
Account (9 o'clock)
Act (11 o'clock)

Semi-circle of work and rest (Living in rhythm with Life)
(pendulum swinging back and forth)
Rest=abiding swings to pruning
Work=Fruitfulness swings to growing pruning abiding

Triangle of rela
Tommi Karjalainen
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not into shapes but the content was great. I was really happy to see how much Bible the author used to make their point(s). ...more
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
some good philosophies
Radhika Gannamanthi
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great book .... It shows a way of life
John Gilberts
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very practical and helpful. The shapes are simple - I will never look at a stop sign the same way again - and really do help the concepts stick. A great framework for discipleship. I look forward to reading the rest of his books to fill in the blanks.
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Helpful. A simple pattern for discipleship.
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