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Leader’s Edge: Spiritual Formation
By: Mike McKinley
Carpenter’s Son Publishing, 2022
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In John 15, Jesus says, “I have called you friends.” But what does it mean to be friends with Jesus? In the early 1650s, theologian John Owen attempted to answer this question through a series of sermons, eventually compiled as Communion with God. The book is full of truths about having fellowship with God, but Owen’s work is often a struggle for modern readers to understand.
In this book, pastor Mike McKinley (Serling Park Baptist Church, Sterling, VA) takes a key idea or insight from Owen’s book and clarifies it for readers, giving them practical guidance for how to develop fellowship with God—such as obeying the Father’s commands, acknowledgment of sin, and prayer. The book offers an introduction to the God who “wants you to know him and be known by him.”
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