By Gordon T. Smith

2015 Christianity Today Award of benefit (Spirituality)

2014 top ebook of Spirituality―Academic, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore

Evangelicals are identified for his or her emphasis on conversion. yet what approximately lifestyles after conversion and beyond justification?

Desperately wanted is a finished theology of the Christian existence from commencing to finish, in addition to the technique of formation and transformation. In Called to Be Saints, Gordon Smith attracts on a wonderful life of reflecting on those subject matters to supply us a theologically wealthy account of our participation within the lifetime of Christ.

Both profound and functional, this publication is a trinitarian theology of holiness that encompasses either justification and sanctification, either union with Christ and communion with God. Smith unfolds how and why Christians are referred to as to turn into clever humans, do stable paintings, love others and revel in rightly ordered affections.

If holiness is the continued trip of turning into mature in Christ, then there isn't any higher advisor than Smith. Christians in each stroll of existence will locate this a wealthy source for studying what it capability to "grow up in each method . . . into Christ" (Ephesians 4:15).

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