Last Tuesday, I read another chapter of Dallas Willard’s Renovation of the Heart and discussed the implications with two good friends. One of these friends knew Dr. Willard and spiced up our conversation with first hand stories of his life. We smiled with admiration for the life and teaching of this influential author.
Last Wednesday, Dallas Willard passed from this life to the next. His death felt sudden and surreal, and I read beautiful stories told by his friends in the next few days.
Many years ago I remember a friend recommending his The Divine Conspiracy, and I remember using my pastoral book allowance (those were the days) to order the book. It came in one of those small cardboard boxes, and I quickly opened it up and held the thick, hardbound book in my hands. It had some sort of fruit on the cover beneath the title. I…
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