This is an excellent resource for thinking adults who want to explore matters of faith and renewal. The Rev. Robin T. Jennings speaks to such groups as a thoughtful and prayerful peer. Readers will find that Jennings identifies the eternal questions asked by St. Paul who encourages transformation and invites us into a new life of Christian spiritual growth. For all seeking a fresh start, I recommend opening The Door to Renewal.
The Rt. Rev. Gregory O. Brewer, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida
"Robin Jennings has clearly spent years gaining the spiritual wisdom and biblical knowledge he so generously offers in The Door to Renewal. May this compelling book, with its message of faith, hope, and love, become grace to a world in desperate need."
Paula Huston, author, "One Ordinary Sunday: A Meditation on the Mystery of the Mass"
In The Door to Renewal: Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul, author Robin Jennings successfully argues that by understanding the life, mind, and teachings of St. Paul we can successfully navigate our own spiritual growth. Says Jennings, if we embrace life with humility, we open our hearts to God's grace instead of the all-too-easy self-centered life that puts ourselves first and separates us from God's love. But grace is always present, continues Jennings; it is left to us to merely accept the gift and feel the love course through our veins. What better example than to wrap that story around a man who once persecuted Christians only to find grace and later be willing to give his life in the name of that same savior?
Spiritual Growth Through the Mind of St. Paul is a winning platform on which Jennings solidly - and enthusiastically--delivers. Evil breaks us apart, Jennings writes, but love binds us together. A person filled with pride will find it "impossible to love," he pens, but "a vulnerable heart is ripe for salvation." As we eagerly turn each page, we feel in Jennings' prose the heartbeat of a man who loves his God and wants to share that love with you. His sentences snap together and his comparisons reduce complex spiritual ideas to witty and quick repartees. He writes with an easy-to-read combination of scripture, analogies, and applications to daily life that come from --and weave back to--the converted centered-life in Christ. In this, his second book, author and clergyman Jennings is sure to find an eager and ultimately inspired audience.
L. Douglas Keeney, New York Times Bestselling Author
The Eleventh Hour: How Great Britain, The Soviet Union, And The U.S. Brokered The Unlikely Deal That Won The War (Wiley/New York)