How do we see spiritual transformation that lasts? What does it look like to see
our whole lives changed? We often find ourselves in deep ruts of living out cyclical and habitual patterns. Sometimes the same conflicts surface repeatedly as if we could set a schedule for when they will appear again. We want to grow, but, often, we do not know what we need to do to change.
If you find yourself on a treadmill of trying harder but feel stuck in isolation, weariness, and frustration, you are not alone. This book is an invitation into the slow, good, hard work of wholehearted gospel transformation. The work will be challenging, and it will reveal one’s resistance to depending on God and giving up one’s self-sufficiency. We cannot live the life God is calling us to without him; it is impossible. Abandoning the systems that you use to find worth, value, and identity apart from Jesus will be the hardest and most freeing work you could ever do. Breaking through the walls you construct feels like a shift in identity. Laying down the system is hard, but not as hard as continually living in it. What results is a transformational way of life.