This devotional guide is a wonderful companion to Life Without Lack by Dallas Willard. Where Willard’s book explores what life is like under the watchful eye of the Good Shepherd, detailing the character of God, Trusting God for Everything makes it personal, experiential and memorable. If you’re a pastor, you might want to build a seven-week series based on Psalm 23 (Life Without Lack) and encourage small groups to use this guide as a discussion starter.
Adapted from talks given by Dallas Willard and John Ortberg at the Knowing Christ Today conference in California, Living in Christ’s Presence is rich with spiritual insight and wisdom. The DVD or audiobook version features a lightly edited live recording of the conference that is so engaging you’ll listen to it over and over again. John Ortberg’s talk on The Importance of Spiritual Disciplines and the ensuing conversation with Dallas Willard on the topic is certainly worth your attention. And Dallas Willard’s closing remarks on blessing others and God is a thoughtful way to bring the discussion on life in the kingdom of God to a close.