Minding the heart : the way of spiritual transformation


Minding the heart : the way of spiritual transformation



Understanding spiritual transformation

It is the heart that is the control center of life and through which God works to change us. But how does this growth take place? In Minding the Heart, Robert L Saucy offers insightful instruction on what spiritual transformation is and how to achieve it. He shows how renewing one’s mind through meditation, action, and community can begin the process of change, but ultimately the final change—the change that brings abundant life—can only come through a vital relationship with God. “The renewing of the heart is an inescapable human need,” writes Saucy, “but the solution lies only within the realm of the divine.”

Drawing from inspiring Bible passages as well as select scientific studies, Saucy demonstrates how to make lasting change so Christians can achieve the joys of becoming more like Christ.



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Kregel Publications


Grand Rapids


Spiritual formation, Christian life, Spiritual life




Born to grow: moving beyond forgiveness to an abundant life -- The real person: the meaning of "heart" -- The real problem in life: our deviant heart -- Living with heart: daily dynamics of our heart -- Radical surgery: changing the heart at its deepest level -- God and us: the two direct agents of heart change -- Minding the mind: initiating spiritual transformation through renewal of mind -- Meditation (part 1): getting God's truth into our hearts -- Meditation (part 2): how meditation transforms us -- Habits of the heart: changing our hearts through action -- No man is an island: the necessity of community for spiritual transformation -- Love one another: how Christian community transforms us -- All together now: spiritual transformation as holistic salvation -- The ultimate issue: spiritual transformation through relationship with God.

Minding the heart : the way of spiritual transformation