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being goodOne of my recent books is Being Good: Christian Virtues for Everyday Life (Eerdmans, 2012). My friend Doug Geivett and I co-edited this collection of essays by contemporary Christian philosophers and theologians. The book won two awards from The Character Project, one for the book as a whole and another for the chapter on courage, by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung of Calvin College.

A major contribution to the intellectual and spiritual needs of our times. ~ Dallas Willard

I was sitting in my office one day, thinking about what I wanted to do next as a writer. It struck me that many Christian scholars had some good things to say about virtue and growing in Christlike character, but their work was only available in academic venues because it was written for other scholars. The aim of this book is to take the ideas of top Christian scholars and get them out there to help others grow in the character of Christ, our exemplar.

I found myself finishing a chapter and thinking it was the best I had seen so far, only to find the next one equally or even more stimulating. ~ Gary Habermas

If you’re interested, check out this short video about the book. There is also a web discussion with several new short essays by contributors to the book that you can find here.

Endorsements:

  • Being Good contains eleven well-informed, gracefully written new essays on crucial aspects of Christian character, intentionally crafted to aid the reader in the quest to grow in the Christian virtues.”
    • Robert C. Roberts, Baylor University
  • “This timely book can help us find our way back into a life of virtue nurtured in grace and truth. Our world is desperate for such a life, and is now locked in a futile struggle with good and evil — a struggle it does not understand and cannot win. At this point it is Christian thinkers alone who can lead out of the encompassing moral darkness. This book, with its outstanding contributions by frontline Christian thinkers and scholars, is a major contribution to the intellectual and spiritual needs of our times. Hopefully it will become a part of the practice, teaching, and preaching in today’s most prominent ministries.”
    • Dallas Willard, University of Southern California
  • “I enjoy being surprised, informed, and challenged by the books that I read. Rarely, one happens upon a volume that fits a niche that few others even attempt. Such was my experience with Being Good. Here I found a significantly Christian approach to living virtuously, complete with practical suggestions in every chapter for improving the quality of this life. I found myself finishing a chapter and thinking it was the best I had seen so far, only to find the next one equally or even more stimulating. When that happens, you realize that you are holding a quality text!”
    • Gary R. Habermas, Liberty University