Christian Character Formation
James M. Houston
Paper: 17 X 23
Category: Christian Living
About the Author
Dr. James M. Houston, a prolific author, editor, and Christian scholar, is the founding principal, former chancellor and emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. A native of Scotland whose parents were missionaries to Spain, he is recognized around the world as a leader in educating laypeople for effective ministry and in helping to restore spirituality to evangelicalism. His other books include The Mentored Life, The Heart’s Desire, and Joyful Exiles.
Christian Character Formation is formatted and written according to James Houston?s teachings in Asia. Houston writes that ?character? means ?morality and personality,? and it is ?a permanent mark imprinted according to the mold.? The more Christians allow God to mold their life, the more their character will reflect Him.
Houston explains that six qualities affect the impression a Christian leaves on others: temperament, character, consciousness, love, practice and holiness. In Christian Character Formation, he dives deep into each of these six areas. Also included at the end of the book as an appendix is Houston?s article ?Exploring the Continent of Loneliness.? This book is the needed reminder all Christians need to continually put their trust in their Father?s hands, to all Him to mold us into the image of Christ.