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Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2019
I am fairly new to learning about Dallas Willard and this book has made me more intrigued about what he believed. When I saw this book had won an award, I had to have it. And I loved reading about his life. I just kept wishing that Moon would go deeper into Willard's beliefs. For example, what does it mean that he crosses denominations? His "Dallas-isms" also only scratch the surface: "The fires of heaven burn hotter than the fires of hell." "Know does not mean 'to know about him.'" This was a bit frustrating. I loved learning about how Willard balanced his Christian beliefs in a secular environment, USC, and staying much-loved and in demand for speaking all over the world when he never really asked for fame or recognition. I loved learning about his family life, and was amazed that I had lived for years in a nearby neighborhood and never heard of him. I regret that I didn't know about him sooner, and this book did whet my appetite to learn more and read his books. I wasn't sure where to start, however, so signed up for the spiritual formation course, Renovare. Willard's life touched many around the world and at USC, and I am grateful to learn about him in this book.
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