Transformation is what Christianity is all about.
To follow Jesus is to enter into a journey from an old way of living to a new way of being. As Christians our goal is to become ever more conformed to the image of Christ. Of course we cannot attain this high goal in our lifetime. But we can make progress. We can become more of who we long to be. We can leave behind old ways that have not served us well. We can become more loving to others, more open to God, more in tune with who we are called to be.
Such transformation does not happen automatically, even though it is the Holy Spirit working in us to change us. We are asked «to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure» (Phil 2:12-13). We work; God works in us. This book is about our part in the work of transformation.
Spiritual Transformation examines two main themes. 1) The Dynamics of Spiritual Transformation are explored in six small group sessions: what it is and how it happens. 2) The Goal of Spiritual Transformation is described in six small group Bible studies focusing on Romans 12 & 13, where Paul provides a blueprint for how we are meant to live as followers of Jesus.