Hidden in Christ
Living as God's Beloved
By James Bryan Smith
Words are powerful - especially the ones we use about, and hear from, God.
'I noticed that single words from Colossians 3 began to bounce around in my mind, forming a new understanding of the gospel, and a new awareness of who I am, and who my brothers and sisters in Christ are.'
Memorising a passage and studying it in depth can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of each word. James Bryan Smith has found Colossians 3:1-17 to be a rich resource for understanding what it means to have our lives hidden in Christ.
Each of the thirty short chapters of this book bring out the main truth of just one word or phrase in this rich passage. You'll also find a simple daily practice to take up, reflection questions and a guide for five weeks of group discussion.
James Bryan Smith (M.Div., Yale University Divinity School, D.Min., Fuller Seminary) is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, KS and a writer and speaker in the area of Christian spiritual formation. He also serves as the director of the Aprentis Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University.
A founding member of Richard J. Foster's spiritual renewal ministry, Renovaré, Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches. Smith is the author of the warmly received Apprentice series.
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12 Mar 2015
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Hodder & Stoughton
The essential message of Paul to us all.
This is an accessible, thoughtful book, which provides guidance on how to interiorise and retain the insights gained through each chapter...this book may well provide a fruitful way forward in deepening and awareness of the scriptures, and the reality of the divine word.
— Peter Costello, The Irish Catholic
Fine books embodying the spiritual disciplines include Hidden in Christ by James Bryan Smith...his devotional examination of Colossians 3 helps us solidify our identity in Christ — Together Magazine