Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity
Author: Gordon T. Smith Retail Price: $28.00 Our Price: $19.99
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Evangelicals are known for their emphasis on conversion. But what about life after conversion and beyond justification? What does it mean to be a mature Christian?
Desperately needed is a comprehensive theology of the Christian life from beginning to end, along with the means of formation and transformation. In Called to Be Saints, Gordon Smith draws on a distinguished lifetime of reflecting on these themes to offer us a theologically rich account of our participation in the life of Christ.
Both profound and practical, this book is a trinitarian theology of holiness that encompasses both justification and sanctification, both union with Christ and communion with God. Smith unfolds how and why Christians are called to become wise people, do good work, love others and enjoy rightly ordered affections.
Also included are two appendices: the first is to for pastors and asks what a vision for maturity in Christ would mean for the character of the congregation and the second is for institutions of higher education and asks if the university might design curriculum around the idea of transformation in Christ.