Freedom from Sinful Thoughts
J. Heinrich Arnold
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We don't talk about them, but all of us have them - private jealousies, resentments, fantasies, and temptations. For over four decades, Arnold's sensitive wisdom has helped thousands of readers battle these unwanted thoughts. Now his quiet but steady-selling little classic is available to a new generation in an expanded and revised new edition.
Arnold assures us that tempting thoughts are not sinful in and of themselves. It's what we do with them that matters. He offers concrete steps we can take to turn away from them and toward God. Drawing on the words of Jesus, and on his own experience as a pastor, Arnold guides the reader from frustration, guilt and self-doubt to single-minded freedom and finding peace in Christ.
Freedom from Sinful Thoughts has proved itself invaluable for new believers, pastors, counselors, youth ministers, and anyone seeking a closer relationship with God. Foreword by John Michael Talbot.
Concise, straightforward...from the heart. Arnold sounds a warning to the self-oriented, therapeutic tendencies of our day: "The goal should always be liberation. We want to find Jesus, not ourselves."
Henri J. M. Nouwen
Arnold's writing is full of love. His deep-rootedness in Christ makes him a very wise, a very safe, and a very challenging guide.
E. Glen Hinson, Baptist Theological Seminary
Reminds me of Kierkegaard's great classic, Purity of Heart. Both force you to look deep within your own life.
Howard R. Macy, George Fox University
Loving and sensitive, Arnold makes his readers feel encouraged rather that judged. Here are nuggets of practical wisdom which deserve to be read, pondered, and treasured.
Dallas Willard, Author, The Spirit of the Disciplines
With deep insight into the workings of the mind, Arnold brings us towards deliverance by union with Christ.
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