Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | April 22, 2014

Caring for your soul–the wisdom of Dallas Willard

soul keepingJohn Ortberg was an unofficial student of Dallas Willard, a professor in the School of Philosophy at USC who passed away in 2013.  Willard lectured and published in religion.  Over the years, Ortberg has sought Willard’s wisdom and “Soul-Keeping” is the result of many years of conversations they shared.  The soul is the most important part of our existence and is the part of us that will live past this earthly life.  We are to prize it above all else because Jesus does.

Ortberg’s book is divided into three sections:  What the Soul Is, What the Soul Needs and The Soul Restored.  Each section is filled with quotes of wisdom and stories shared by Willard.  The book contains quotable material and is valuable because it helps us see the need for soul care.  It is a wonderful tribute to Dallas Willard and seems to be an unofficial biography of the parts of his life that crossed with Ortberg’s.

“Soul-Keeping” is a book filled with the wisdom of one man as he saw the words of Jesus.  Ortberg has a tremendous amount of respect for Willard and sought his help on numerous occasions about his personal struggles and was open and honest enough to share them with his readers making the application more real.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bible Gateway in exchange for an honest review. I  was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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