Into the Depths of Living Water: Meditations on the Active Life

Tusitala (RLS) Pte Ltd
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How does one be silent and active at the same time? Alex Tang shares about his spiritual life as God calls him to a more contemplative life. Feel his energy in serving the Lord in the ministry of the Word. In his words, "I travel and teach carrying silence and solitude with me." The book is a rich tapestry of insights mined from various points and stopovers in his life journey.
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Alex Tang is a consultant paediatrician who is passionate about modelling after Jesus Christ in everyday situation. He takes to writing to share about how Christians can be more and more Christlike in whatever spheres they occupy in community life.  He hopes readers will drink deeply from his writings and be led to the real source of Living Water—Jesus Christ Himself.
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Publisher
Tusitala (RLS) Pte Ltd
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Published on
Oct 5, 2017
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Pages
183
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ISBN
9789814789653
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Biblical Meditations / New Testament
Religion / Biblical Meditations / Old Testament
Religion / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
Religion / Christian Ministry / Discipleship
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In Richard Foster′s best-selling book, Celebration of Discipline, he explored the "classic disciplines," or central spiritual practices of the Christian faith. Foster showed that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found. In A Year with God, the spiritual disciplines are presented in such a way that does not destroy the soul but enables the reader to enter into a transforming life with God.

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