Understanding how God Changes Lives. Bill Hybels urges "every Christian to read it... at your own risk." The late Dallas Willard, one of today's most respected Christian thinkers (and author of "The Divine Conspiracy," Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. "The Spirit of the Disciplines" is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.