Josh's Pick

The Spirit of the Disciplines

By Dallas Willard

Dallas is my spiritual hero. His writing and his life have been a shining example of someone who seeks to follow Christ in heart and head. 

He helped me understand the gospels and introduced me to the Kingdom of God found in them. In The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas unpacks for us how we come to follow Jesus, what it practically looks like, and demonstrates how it truly is a life lived to the full.

If we wish to follow Christ—and to walk in the easy yoke with him—we will have to accept his overall way of life as our way of life totally. Then, and only then, we may reasonably expect to know by experience how easy the yoke and how light the burden.
— Dallas Willard
Although we call the disciplines ‘spiritual’—and although they must never be undertaken apart from a constant, inward interaction with God and his gracious Kingdom—they never fail to require specific acts and dispositions of our body as we engage in them.
— Dallas Willard