12 Steps For The Recovering Pharisee Like Me (Reprinted)
You can count on John Fischer for an honest exploration of the Christian life. In 12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee, he shows us how we continually practice measuring our spirituality by the “outside of the cup.” In his passion to be honest with God, Fischer has discovered insights into how to bring God’s enabling grace into our lives to help us change.
By using compelling examples and his own personal experiences, Fischer shows that it is in our human nature to take pleasure in judging others and in measuring everyone else according to a list of “do’s” and “don’ts.” We wear masks of adequacy and self-righteousness, attempting to hide our own sinful lives in a shroud of silence. We do not interact honestly with other believers or the outside world and this affects the church profoundly.
Fischer says, “Welcome to the club,” for the first freedom comes in acknowledging the problem deep inside us. From this step, he leads us through a life-changing set of insights to help us break free from self-righteousness. Using his own struggles as examples, he explores how we need to let God remove our defects of attitude and character.
As well, he encourages us to see how righteousness and humility come from the inside and are bestowed by God rather than the result of our own effort. Most of all, Fischer takes us back to the sufficiency and fulfillment of God’s grace. It is not an easy journey, but one with eternal rewards.
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SKU (ISBN): 9780764222023
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: March 2000
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
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