I have begun reading a great book on the formation of Christian character - "Living the Life of Jesus" - you can find the book on Amazon HERE.
The book is full of great stuff. I haven't finished it, so a review is not ready. That being said, here are some quotes and ideas from the book to get your mind pumping!
"Abiding in Jesus is the central matter of living a dependent life. The consequences of not abiding are severe: we are cut off from divine empowerment. We can't accomplish anything of lasting value" (48).
"The key question . . . is how do I want to live so that I can be who I want to be" (78).
Being a disciple is not about will-power, it's about developing and living out your core beliefs about God.
Father, Pastor, Writer