I truly cannot think of a better way to start off the new year than by reading “Spiritual Intelligence: The Art of Thinking Like God”, a challenging and life-changing new book written by pastor and best-selling author Kris Vallotton. In this book, Kris utilizes solid Biblical teachings to unpack a simple question: “What does it mean to think like God, to have the mind of Christ?” Have you ever considered the answer to this question for yourself? Written in a warm and engaging style, this book overflows with profound teachings as well as practical applications to begin using SQ, or spiritual intelligence, in our daily lives. The results, as you will see, are nothing short of extraordinary.
One of my favourite features of this book is how totally down-to-earth it is. Yes, it is very heavenly-oriented, but it is also very practical and ‘user-friendly’, so to speak. Yes, it is a challenging read, but the rewards are more than worth it. And yes, it is definitely based on sound Biblical principles – there is no new-agey stuff here, I assure you. As Kris points out, however, “it’s true that learning to live in the Spirit and be led by the Spirit can be messy. Spiritual intelligence comes at a cost, and we will make many mistakes as we learn and grow in the Lord – that’s for sure. Yet, personally, I would rather take the risk of living out God’s power instead of reducing my experience in the Spirit down to something I can control.”
I am so excited to begin incorporating the concepts of “Spiritual Intelligence” into my life, and I’ve already shared this book with family members. I was also thrilled to find the corresponding workbook is very helpful and filled with even more resources, applications, Bible studies, and exercises to help us on our journey towards increased SQ. If this topic sounds even slightly interesting to you, I highly recommend that you dive in with both the book and workbook – it just may be a decision that will alter the course of your life!
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”