Transformed: How God Renews Your Mind to Make You More Like Jesus (Engelsma)

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Publisher:
Reformation Heritage Books
Pages:
160
Binding:
Paperback
Available for Purchase:
August 2021

As Christians, most of us know we should be being transformed into the image of Christ by concentrating on things above. However, if we don’t know how to implement that practice in our daily lives, the biblical command can become frustrating and unattainable. Worse still, the media driven world in which we are immersed constantly focuses our minds on things below. Transformed investigates the process God uses to makes us more like Jesus through the renewing our minds.

Discover how the Holy Spirit helps us think in obedience to God’s word so that more Christlike behavior follows - and our feelings and desires align more with God’s will.

 

Table of Contents:

  1. The Mind
  2. Look and Listen
  3. Think
  4. Say and Do
  5. Feel and Desire
  6. The Mind of Christ

 

Author

Esther Engelsma is author of How Can I Feel Productive as a Mom? She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband and three children. She also serves her church as an administrative assistant.

 

Endorsements

“Part of God’s transforming work in us involves the renewing of our minds. In Transformed, Esther Engelsma explores this renewal by looking at the importance of our thoughts and the role they play in steering our wills, desires, emotions, and actions. Because what we think about really does matter. Read this book and learn how the word of God shapes, directs, and renews our minds, transforming us into the image of Christ.” — Christina Fox, counselor, retreat speaker, author of A Holy Fear: Trading Lesser Fears for the Fear of the Lord

“In this outstanding book, which so carefully balances encouragement and exhortation, Esther Engelsma reminds us that ‘we were created to be discipled.’ So are Christians being conformed to the world or transformed into the image of our Savior? Reminding us of God’s sovereign intention to have His people grow in holiness, Esther Engelsma offers practical advice on how we should think about our responsibility in the renewing of our minds.” — Crawford Gribben, professor of history, Queen’s University Belfast

Most Christians know that they should set their minds on things above. However, if they don’t know how to implement that practice in their daily lives, the biblical command becomes a frustrating and unattainable goal. Worse yet, many of us are immersed in a media driven world that constantly focuses our minds on things below. In Transformed, Esther Engelsma investigates the process God uses to makes us more like Jesus by renewing our minds. Discover how the Holy Spirit helps us think in obedience to God’s word so that we behave in more Christlike ways with feelings and desires that are more aligned with God’s will.

 

 

Questions this book addresses:

·         What are our minds and how are they renewed?

·         How does media consumption impact our thought lives?

·         What does it look like to follow God instructions about our thought lives?

·         How do our thoughts transform what we say and do?

·         What things influence our feelings and desires?

·         How does all this culminate in conforming us to the image Jesus Christ?

 

 

Brief and easy-to-read book from a biblical, Reformed perspective that explains clearly how God renews our minds and what our responsibility is.