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.
“Mansions of the Heart begins with the author’s personal story of frustration and confusion and the discovery that there is more to the Christian life than building a successful church. While strengthening his relationship with God, R. Thomas Ashbrook — an engineer-turned-pastor — went on a wondrous and often challenging adventure of discovery. By revealing his story of transformation, Dr. Ashbrook offers seekers a way to move forward on their own spiritual paths.”
A must-read primer for anyone drawn to the formissional life, Mansions of the Heart draws the reader ever deeper into a love relationship with Jesus while leaving behind the performance-based, success-driven culture of modern religious life. If you want to discover the path to a life with God — not under God or in the name of God or for God — read this book! The insets throughout tracing the spiritual maturation process in the lives of mythical Michael and Abigail make it even more practical.