〝 Read full length Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower online free ⎘ Author Gary W Moon ␆ 〝 Read full length Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower online free ⎘ Author Gary W Moon ␆ I knew Dallas Willard very well He supervised my dissertation at USC, and upon graduation in 1985, he and Jane seemed to adopt my wife and me as their children Those who did not know Dallas in person can get a good sense of him from his lectures and writings But what has been a gnawing omission is the details of his life made available to the publicuntil now Gary Moon s incredible book Becoming Dallas Willard fills this void and It is a first rate, accurate, honest, and timely biography that is riveting If you enjoy Dallas s lectures and writings, you need to read this book I am so thankful to Gary for doing such a careful and painstakingly accurate treatment of the life of the greatest man I ever met J P Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University author of Love Your God With all Your Mind I will treasure this book for the rest of my life because Dallas is truly present in it Aaron Preston, associate professor of philosophy, Valparaiso University This is the best book I ve read in a whileno exaggeration I heartily recommend it, but with a warning wrapped in a prayer get ready to weep, both in empathy for your friend s suffering and in gratitude for the beautiful life God fashioned through it The eyes are the window of the soul Jesus ancient followers remind us that tears are a gift that cleans the window and allows light to flood the inner self I m a little brighter inside for having read this book My prayer is that our Father may grant you the same gift through these pages Daniel Napier, associate professor of theology, Austin Graduate School of Theology Gary Moon has provided a detailed and intimate depiction of the life of Dallas Willard from his inauspicious beginnings in rural Missouri to his full stature as a philosophical and spiritual thinker of extraordinary intelligence, wisdom, and clarity In addition to sharing numerous and often heart rending stories of Dallas s accomplishments, setbacks, and defining experiences, Moon describes the development of Willard s philosophical and religious thought and how it informed, and was informed by, his experiences and actions What emerges is a well rounded description of a man whose humility, immense knowledge, commitment to truth, and dedication to the well being of others left those whose lives he touched forever improved This is the story of a good man, and we are indebted to Gary Moon for telling it Walter Hopp, associate professor of philosophy, Boston University An exceptional thinker and person whose work and example had a profound influence on so many, Dallas Willard was one of the truly wise men I have known Gary Moon has written an engaging biography of this philosopher, university professor, and religious thinker who, though an ordinary man of the people, had an extraordinary impact Moon weaves together the intriguing details of Willard s life, career, ideas, and writings to present an engaging portrait of a philosopher who made a real difference in our understanding of our times, in the lives of his students, for his many readers, and especially for those of us who were fortunate enough to know and work with him Brendan Sweetman, department of philosophy, Rockhurst University The Willard wit and charm appear on nearly every page of this edifying book Those who knew Dallas well will learn besides, much of it truly captivating Gary Moon manages to weave what is anecdotally interesting with what is spiritually compelling, and the whole thing is layered with philosophical richness without which there would be no Dallas Willard R Douglas Geivett, professor of philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University I think many people will surprised, encouraged and, yes, pained by Dallas s journey Still, this is a story that will prolong his important legacy Keith Matthews, Azusa Pacific University Only a man of Gary Moon s astute perspective, intellectual acumen, and spiritual insight could write a biography that accomplishes what most don t Becoming Dallas Willard combines Dallas s ordinary but compelling life events with a thoughtful grasp of Willard s intellectual journey through spirituality, philosophy, and psychology This is a rare accomplishment for a biographer, but reading this story has a third benefit beyond knowledge and understanding, which is the ability to change us as readers Moon s words can move us so deeply that we are not just reading a book, but participating in our own personal transformation This is an amazing biography for a time such as ours Roy M Carlisle, acquisitions director at Independent Institute Dallas was a wonderfully disruptive presence in the world, may be the best description of the man whose theology has helped all of us understand and experience God and his kingdom in clear, hopeful, and magnificent ways But Dallas s humanity was, to me, as strong a draw to him as his mind Gary has managed to capture both the brilliance and the brokenness of Dallas, and I think the weaving of those two threads together is what God used to shape this most unique and winsome of men This story is ministering to some of the most broken and wounded parts of my soul Nancy Ortberg, CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ C S Lewis once wrote, no possible degree of holiness or heroism which has ever been recorded of the greatest saints is beyond what He God is determined to produce in every one of us in the end In Becoming Dallas Willard, Dr Gary Moon presents in narrative a developing portrait of a modern saint, a man who both believed and lived the sober truth that real change is possible for all of us Gratefully, Gary does not write a hagiographic account of one great man s life that awakens desire to become a truly good person but frustrates us with no idea of what to do I intend to reread what Dallas wrote His thoughts just might light the path to where I long to go Larry Crabb, psychologist, author, When Gods Ways Make No Sense Thank you for this beautiful look at one of my heroes I remember many events where Dallas was speaking and I always left feeling that I had been in the presence of a true spiritual wise man I will read this book again and again Ken Medema, concert and performing artist Dallas Willard has had an immense influence on many Christians in our time His writings would also benefit the lives of many who are not yet familiar with his thought Gary Moon s winsome telling of Willard s life and thought will deepen the appreciation of those who already know his work and will provide an insightful introduction to those who do not In this well written book, Dallas Willard s academic and spiritual legacy lives on Tremper Longman III, distinguished scholar of biblical studies, Westmont College Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven This was the life of Dallas Willard And yet, as nice as it is to know of these rare luminaries, such a light filled life can seem unreachable for the rest of us In Becoming Dallas Willard, Gary Moon helps us see that who Dallas became was not always who he was It is encouraging to know that he, too, had a long way to go Reading this biography has made Dallas s writings on spiritual formation all the relevant and believable If you have found Dallas s other books to be helpful in your spiritual life, reading this biography will round out the story and drive those points home If you haven t read Dallas s other books, this biography is the perfect place to begin Chances are that meeting Dallas in the pages of this biography will start you on the journey of a lifetime Steve L Porter, professor of theology and philosophy, Biola University, editor, Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, PhD student of Dallas Willard USC 2003 If you are reading this book to learn about Dallas Willard, you will be richly rewarded with an intimate portrait of a brilliant, complex, wounded, and generous man Even better, through Dallas you will learn about Jesus of Nazareth and how to have a life of loving interaction with him here and now Through faithful research and sensitive interviews, Gary Moon fittingly honors Dallas while supremely exalting Jesus Dallas would want it no other way Sandra D Wilson, spiritual director, retired family therapist and seminary professor, author of Released from Shame and Into Abba s Arms The main reason I took with absolute seriousness the disruptive ideas that Dallas taught about God and God s kingdom was that he obviously lived in these realities himself The good news he shared was credible because of his own overwhelmingly radiant life Dallas lived in the house of his own proclamation Now, in this labor of love, Gary Moon has given us a believable glimpse into how Dallas became the person he was By describing Dallas s slow and gradual journey of inner transformation within the crucible of his own challenging and sometimes painful life circumstances, this biography communicates the wonderful good news that real change is possible for each one of us I believe that this book will light up a deep and intense longing in many hearts to live faithfully as apprentices of Christ in the kingdom of God Trevor Hudson, Methodist minister in South Africa, senior fellow, Dallas Willard Center and Martin Institute, lecturer, Renovar Institute for Spiritual Formation Gary Moon offers a fascinating depiction of the life of Dallas Willard in this wonderful biography As a psychologist, I have always been interested in exactly how we develop in the ways that we do Becoming Dallas Willard gives us deep insights into the formation of this man who would become a spiritual light for many Christians Dallas s searingly difficult childhood produced aching losses that clearly come through these pages This biography offers a glimpse into its subject s life that honors the realism of Dallas s philosophical identity Not skipping over the foibles and failures, we see Dallas s early fundamentalist ideas contrasting with his inner experience We understand the contributions of his revivalist upbringing and its impact on his marriage, parenting, work, and experience with God Yet through all of the pain, all of the resulting challenges, all of the deep relationships he experienced, Dallas Willard s life shines most with a vibrant joy of being with God It is an extraordinary book exegeting the life of an extraordinary man C Jeffrey Terrell, dean, College of Education and Human Services, professor of counseling psychology, John Brown University I only heard Dallas Willard speak once, many years ago I was in the audience at the invitation of my friend Gary Moon as Dallas gave twelve precisely timed ten minute talks As I listened, I was overwhelmed with two things the insightful truth that Dallas spoke about spiritual formation, and the simple and disarming way in which he spoke it When I met Dallas after the sessions, I was overwhelmed with two other things the humility that Dallas exhibited, and the joy that oozed out of him In this marvelous book, Gary has helped me understand fully what made Dallas tick Gary, a master storyteller, provides many deep insights into Dallas s thinking and life for people who sit at the grown up table But for those of us who sit at the kids table, Gary puts the food where we can reach it This book leads me closer to Jesus, the one who transformed Dallas and reminded him again and again over the years I m here I see you I ve got you Curt Cloninger, storyteller What a gift it s been to read the biography of Dallas It feels like getting to know him better and receiving of God s gifting through him The depth of thought and reflection and your mastery of not only Dallas s life but also the explanation of concepts from theology and psychology and philosophy are amazing It s clear, powerful, compelling, and moving both for folks who knew Dallas and many who will meet him through this book John Ortberg, pastor, Menlo Church, author, Soul Keeping Caring for the Most Important Part of You One of the most astonishing things about Dallas Willard was how his speaking, teaching, and writing seemed so effortless But, as this official biography so beautifully chronicles, Dallas Willard had to become Dallas Willard, the beloved man whose words and ways have uniquely touched a whole generation Here, through hard and often heartbreaking times, one can see God structuring Dallas s character and life This book presents the powerful message that there is hope for each of us, because God s kingdom is here for the takingif we want it Greg Jesson, writer and speaker Years ago, it was suggested to me that a great way to learn key teachings from St Augustine would be to read a biography, where the sweeping yet nuanced ideas he wrote about could be understood in the context of the storyhis lifefrom which they emerged It helped I find the same experience reading Gary Moon s comprehensive, instructive, and intimate biography of Dallas Willard World changing ideas and refreshing, freeing insights are set in the context of the tragically beautiful storyDallas s lifefrom which they emerged Whether you are familiar with Dallas s teaching or just beginning a journey of discovery, you will come to understand and appreciate deeply the arc of his reason, passion, humility, and service Mindy Caliguire, author, speaker, founder of Soul Care The web of Dallas Willard s life is a highly complex, wondrous, and redemptive story woven from the strands of God s providence family, friends, colleagues, events, institutions, ministry, teaching, writing, choices, pain, grief, healing, deep faith, and love How difficult and maybe all but impossible task it is for a biographer to untangle and explain the story of any image bearer s life, much less a giant in the land such as Dallas Willard But Gary Moon does this in a kind, discerning, and wise manner We can now know Dallas Willard much betterand be enriched and encouraged in the knowingbecause his close friend Gary Moon has researched and written so clearly Christopher Hall, president, Renovar Youll enjoy the intriguing story behind a man who lived in the kingdom of God here and now Drawn skillfully from a variety of resources, Becoming Dallas Willard shows us how Dallas thought carefully, lived authentically, and loved well Jan Johnson, coauthor with Dallas Willard of Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice, Hearing God Through the Year, and Study Guide to the Divine Conspiracy Gary Moon has put his heart and soul into this projectresearching, writing, and carefully crafting what has become a quite remarkable book The result is a fascinating perspective on a big man who will continue to cast a long shadow over the church and its people for many years to come James Catford, chair of Renovar Britain and Ireland, and former publisher at HarperCollinsGary W Moon PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary is director of theMartin Family InstituteandDallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formationat Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California He also codirects Fullers doctor of ministry degree program in spiritual direction, which blends ancient Christian spirituality, Ignatian spirituality, and spiritual formation insights from Dallas Willard.He served as distinguished professor of psychology and Christian spirituality at Richmont Graduate University,editor in chief for the journalConversations, and director of theRenovar International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation His books includeApprenticeship with JesusandFalling for God. Gary W Moon Gary Moon, MDiv PhD is the Executive Director of Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture Dallas Willard Center Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College Books List books by author Moon from Eternity Is Now in Session Participant s Guide A Radical Rediscovery What Jesus Really Taught about Salvation, Eternity, Getting to Good Place Author Becoming Willard PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary director Family Santa Barbara, California Staff Center Profiles Facebook People named Find your friends on Facebook Log or sign up connect with friends, family people you know In Sign Up See Photos KurtneyBelle Moonton Wan wan Listener Korn Lives Davao City Marc Watson Chef Half Mudford Studied Guilford Listen Audiobooks written Audible GARY MOON Flourish Life Relationships GARY MOON, editor Conversations Journal Apprenticeship OverDrive Rakuten eBooks He also codirects doctor ministry degree pro research works Regent University while affiliated other places Overview Publications Frequent WAIS R Administration Errors An Ignored Source Inaccurate Measurement Apprenticeship Learning Live Like MDiv, Vice President Chair Integration Richmont Graduate Atlanta, Georgia serves as Renovareacute International Becoming The a Philosopher theMartin InstituteandDallas Formationat Renovar Falling God ePUB ebook download digital EPUB direct PC, Mac, Notebook, Tablet, iPad, iPhone, Smartphone, eReader but not Kindle Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower

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