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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (962 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dallas Willard Narrator: Dallas Willard Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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We aren't born again to stay the way we are. But how many times have we looked around us in dismay at the lack of spiritual maturity in fellow believers?

It is evident in the rising rate of divorces among Christian couples. We find it in the high percentages of Christians, even pastors, who regularly view pornography. And we face it each time a well-known leader in the Christian community is found in sexual sin or handling finances dishonestly. Perhaps you have struggled with your own character issues for years, even decades, to little avail. That's good news. You can experience significant growth in your Christian walk, shed sinful habits, and increasing take on the character of Christ.

In Renovation of the Heart, best-selling author Dallas Willard calls it the transformation of the spirit- a divine process that brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God or the kingdom of God. In the transformation of our spirits, we become apprentices of Jesus Christ. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 2/18/2014

    " This book is amazing. The very practical explanations it gives on the Christian's part of sanctification (earnest discipline) is unparalleled in contemporary Christian literature. I have never read a Christian book that gives such practical advice on disciplining one's emotions. Willard is so insightful and this book is life-changing. I find myself rereading certain parts from time to time, even after I've read them 10 times. he shows how following Christ is objectively wise and wiser than not following Christ in everyday living, and he goes the approach of objective analysis of the two options, without relying on pretty/flowery emotionalism in his persuasion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kirsten Devlin | 2/17/2014

    " Deep and very rich "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megsprincess87 | 2/10/2014

    " Although there where sections in this book that i found particularly helpful such as the sections on prayer and solitude, I felt like this book was written poorly. The author seems to stray off topic quite a bit. You almost have to read paragraph by paragraph and go back and forth to make sure you know what his point was because it can be a bit confusing. I wasn't too impressed, although he did go into more depth then Henry Nouwen did in his book on the spiritual life in "Making All Things New." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan Kim | 2/8/2014

    " Anything from this guy is deep and helps you grasp spiritual concepts in a very real tangible way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Buratovich | 2/7/2014

    " This book is an amazingly exhaustive description of the with-God life...simply exquisite! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Greg | 2/6/2014

    " Willard is not always an easy read, this book was tedious in parts, but had lot's of good information on spiritual formation and how change happens in a person. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 2/5/2014

    " One I intend to read yearly! This is the most incredible book I've read on the concept of human nature vs. desiring to be like Christ. It is inspirational and profound! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 1/31/2014

    " It seemed as though Willard had some good thoughts on some very deep and emotive topics, but his presentation seemed to me to be sterile and aloof. His perspective about holistic discipleship is refreshing and needed, and I intend to revisit this book in the future under different circumstances (this was required reading for a spiritual formation course), but I was not overly impressed this first go-around. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stan Rieb | 1/29/2014

    " Dallas Willard is a very interesting author, an extreme intellectual in my mind. This book was a great blessing. I loved going through this book in our accountability group. Great thoughts throughout when I was able to understand what he was saying. Undoubtedly I need simple words for my simple mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 1/18/2014

    " Understanding how our heart, mind, body and soul are connected. It is amazing that God has give us a freedom of will. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nate | 1/6/2014

    " This book has some great things to say, though it is extrememly dry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 12/7/2013

    " Another really insightful book that deals about the different dimensions of ourselves, and how working on them one-by-one (and together) can help us shape our lives more and more into Jesus' image. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Violinknitter | 9/24/2013

    " Definitely a book to treasure and reread. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike | 9/17/2013

    " Excellent book...probably the best and most thoughtful book on spiritual warfare that I've read. I will definitely re-read this one...so much to think about! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig | 8/24/2013

    " Fantastic! Intelligent and methodical discourse on how spiritual formation is accomplished and what it looks like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy Brown | 5/24/2013

    " If you haven't read Dallas Willard, now is the time to start. I have him up there with Bounds, Wigglesworth, Andrew Murray, etc. You will read, reread, then read again. The best book on spiritual transformation that I have read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 4/7/2013

    " An utterly compelling re-casting of Christian life in an age where the meaning of Christ and his message is lost. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephen | 1/19/2013

    " Read DEC 2003 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferrell Foster | 1/4/2013

    " This book is very helpful to understanding the process of spiritual formation. The audiobook is read by Willard, and his voice makes it hard to stay with, but it's worth the effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steven | 3/23/2012

    " Reading this for a spiritual formation class, finding it tough to read. We'll see, very wordy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaredfehrenbach | 2/19/2012

    " if you want to be challenged to live your life on a deeper level, than this is a great book to read. Dallas is so profound, that you should read this in small doses. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Kamel | 9/22/2011

    " Christianity is about the heart. What a change the Lord can make from the inside out! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyle Feenstra | 6/3/2011

    " Emphasizes the necessity of discipleship for younger readers... the language is a bit more digestable for kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D.j. Lang | 4/26/2011

    " Don't be put off by the challenging prose. The book is worth one's time and effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 4/18/2011

    " Christianity is about the heart. What a change the Lord can make from the inside out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 12/21/2010

    " Best practical introduction to the Christian life I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Will | 9/7/2010

    " WOW! This is my opportunity to re-wire! Great book!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/21/2010

    " This version is a little more accessible. It is what I'm using to teach Renovation of the Heart to Altared more than the other version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christopher | 12/17/2009

    " I love Dallas Willard, but I was disappointed in this book. I did learn several helpful things, but for the most part it was a tough read, and I didn't find it particularly helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 7/20/2009

    " Philosophically sound, yet accessible for anyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 7/16/2009

    " Another really insightful book that deals about the different dimensions of ourselves, and how working on them one-by-one (and together) can help us shape our lives more and more into Jesus' image. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glen | 7/11/2009

    " I thought I knew what spiritual formation was until I read this book. The perfect sequel to Willard's wonderful "Divine Conspiracy". I've read it 3 times already and it only grows richer each time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aj | 7/5/2009

    " Life changing! Not a quick read. You have to stop chew on it, practice and then read some more. I read it twice, highlighting the second time. The second reading was when things really began to sink in for me.
    Drink of this water. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 7/3/2009

    " An utterly compelling re-casting of Christian life in an age where the meaning of Christ and his message is lost. "

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About the Author
Author Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard (1935–2013) was a professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Philosophy for forty-seven years. His groundbreaking books The Divine Conspiracy and The Spirit of the Disciplines forever changed the way thousands of Christians experience their faith.