Friday, December 9, 2011

Dr. Rodney Reeves New Book: “Spirituality According to Paul” Featured on Scot McKnight's Blog

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University Professor of Biblical Studies and Dean of the Courts Redford College of Theology and Ministry Dr. Rodney Reeves has released a new book on the apostle Paul: Spirituality According to Paul: Imitating the Apostle of Christ.

Spirituality often evokes images of quiet centeredness, meditative serenity and freedom from life's pressures. It’s become a chic commodity, with its benefits evoked by images of sunrises and secluded retreats.

Contrast the apostle Paul, who promotes a cross-shaped spirituality for fools making their way though life's trials. Paul realized that images of crucifixion, burial and resurrection would never be popular images of the spiritual life. So he encourages his fellow travelers, who are spiritually united with Christ, to "follow me as I follow Christ."

As he explores this ancient spiritual path, Dr. Reeves probes our understanding of what Christian spirituality should be. And to illuminate its transformative power, he gives us living illustrations of what it means to follow Paul as he followed Christ. This is a book that joins a deep understanding of Paul with a pastoral and spiritual wisdom born of experience.

Recently, Dr. Reeves book was a featured by Scot McKnight on his blog, Jesus Creed.  McKnight’s blog is one of the top ten Christian blogs in the country. To see the blog post visit:

Dr. Reeves is also coauthor of Rediscovering Paul and author of A Genuine Faith.


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