Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Spiritual Fitness


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

CONTENTS; Part 1: Why Spiritual Fitness?; 1. Church in a Culture of Choice; 2. A Fresh Look at the Gospel; 3. Spiritual Fitness in the Bible; 4. Spiritual Fitness in Christian History; 5. Body and Soul; 6. The Church as Spiritual Fitness Centre; Part 2: Disciplines for Spiritual Fitness; 7. Generosity; 8. Patience; 9. Forgiveness; 10. Kindness; 11. Self-Control; 12. Truthfulness. FULL CONTENTS; Part 1 gives a historical and modern context for spiritual discipline.; Part 2 offers resources to help churches become centres of spiritual health.

About the Author

Graham Tomlin is Acting Principal and tutor in Historical Theology and Evangelism at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Formerly chaplain of Jesus College, he teaches regularly at Oxford University and has spoken in churches, colleges and conferences in the UK and overseas.


"Written by the Principal of St. Paul's Theological Centre, Graham Tomlin, Spiritual Fitness: Christian Character in a Consumer Culture connects a parallel between physical and spiritual fitness. Both require daily maintenance and attention, and both are vital to human well being. Tomlin stresses that spiritual fitness is vital not only for the church itself, but also society as a whole, and offers guidelines to help churches transform into agents of change and spiritual renaissance. From cultivating virtue to the vital role of discipline in enacting spiritual transformation, to the necessity, power, and difficulty of forgiveness, Spiritual Fitness conceptualizes a powerful antidote to the consumption and luxury-driven culture advertised by modern media that can all too readily drown out the finer and holier aspects of life." Reviewed in The Midwest Book Review, December 2006
'a practical study in real-life Christ-likeness. Tomlin helpfully explores the success of the Early Church, and he studies virtue ethics in an accessible manner....He promotes the virtues of house groups, and his argument is convincing. This energising book might be useful for a parish reading-group.' Revd Jennie Hogan, Church Times, 15/12/2006--Sanford Lakoff "Church Times "
'This is one of those books that make you bounce up and down in your armchair, saying: "Oh yes, how true!" while scribbling excited notes in the margin.' 'Spiritual Fitness is a challenge and passionate call for a growth in holiness.' - John Wall, Church Times--Sanford Lakoff "Church Times "

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Spiritual Fitness: Christian Character in a Consumer Society on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top