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With Wings as Eagles: Toward Personal Christian Maturity
With Wings as Eagles Toward Personal Christian Maturity Author:William B. Oglesby, Jr. From the author's introduction: "I had been asked to write a book on personal Christian maturity, and after several unsuccessful starts decided to abandon an essay format and write a narrative of human pilgrimage. So it is that this is essentially a fictionalized account using the biblical model of the Elder Brother and the Prodigal (Luke 15) t... more »o tell the story in which all of us participate in one sense or another....All the people in this story are real people, although the data have been altered enough so that their true identity cannot be detected. They are people I knew many years ago when I was a parish pastor....Slowly the conviction formed that one day I would attempt to tell their story, which is the story of all of us, whatever our "presenting symptom." Today most of those I knew in AA over thirty years ago are no longer living, but my memory of them is as vivid as if it were yesterday."
The author lists Isaiah 40:28-31 as part of his inspiration for writing the book. Each chapter has an associated Bible verse. The chapters are: The Beginning, Conscience, Anxiety, Hostility, Decision, Freedom, Faith, Hope, Love, Joy, Peace, Gratitude, and The Goal. The book includes a Scripture Index and suggestions for use by individuals and groups.« less