A beautiful life is moved toward a transcendent purpose, empowered by an unassailable joy, filled with an overflowing love and characterized by a gentle yet uncompromising strength. Likewise, a beautiful life enjoys deep personal relationships, possesses moral courage and has clarity concerning personal identity.
Such people draw us by the graciousness of their character and ennoble us by the beauty of their soul. Something deep within us is nourished by their presence. They are people of depth, wisdom and constancy whose lives leave upon us an indelible impression.
A beautiful life is lived by a beautiful person, properly related to – and living out – the truth. Beauty cannot be separated from truth. Beauty has one fixed moral and transcendent referent, the unchanging character of God, who is the source, the standard and the constant expression of all that is beautiful and true.
God is the one making all things beautiful in His time and by His touch. God remains engaged in this fallen world to mend the brokenness of humanity one person at a time. He is unswervingly committed to create in each life the irresistible beauty of Christ. This is a task only God can do. How does He achieve this? The book you are holding answers that question.
The key means by which God takes broken things and makes them beautiful is found in and through the objective truth of His Word. This book will equip you to engage God through His word so that you may be transformed by its power and continually renewed through its truths. Principles of interpretation as well as a methodology of how to study and make valid application are clearly set forth to equip you to fruitfully engage the Bible with confidence and increasing joy.
A beautiful life fulfills the purpose of the Lord and giver of life and results in hearing Him exclaim over our lives, “Beautiful!”
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Jim LaBerge is a disciple of Jesus Christ, committed to the restoration of the Word of the God to its rightful place in the life of every believer. He is a graduate of Welch College (1988) and a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jim is a successful entrepreneur with 35 years’ experience as president of a small business. He has raised six children in the faith and resides outside of Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Carmen. Jim enjoys hunting in Colorado and teaching Sunday School at Grace Community Church.