How Does God Change Us? Real Change for Real Sinners    

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How Does God Change Us? Real Change for Real Sinners*

By: Dane C. Ortlund

Crossway 2021 

97 Pages 

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Summary

In this abbreviated book, Dane Ortlund (Presbyterian pastor in Naperville, IL), explains how those united to Jesus Christ do not need to look anywhere but to Christ himself for growth in godliness. Ortlund says that believers change by going deeper into the same truths that saved us in the first place. With counsel from historical Christian figures, Ortlund shows how to get traction in our spiritual walk, and live out our identity in Christ with the help of the Holy Spirit. 


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