Make Me Like Jesus by Michael Phillips
The Courage to Pray Dangerously

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Most of us want to know God more intimately. But are we willing to boldly face the challenge of what that means? Are we truly willing to pray a prayer that may be dangerous in ways we cannot anticipate? Are we willing to ask God to make us like Jesus?

Author Michael Phillips shares from his own life how he has learned to take up that challenge. Then he examines key decisions in the life of Jesus Christ that illuminate what it means for each one of us to be conformed to the image of his son–to love like Jesus, think like him, pray like him, and trust the Father like him.

If status-quo spirituality is for you, do not read this book. It is a dangerous book–dangerous to the flesh–for the journey toward Christlikeness may be painful and costly. Yet that journey leads to the ultimate purpose God intends for all his children: conformity to the image of his son.
 

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Michael Phillips is the author or co-author of more than sixty books, both fiction and non-fiction. His numerous historical and contemporary novels have received wide acclaim, and his non-fiction titles have helped thousands discover a more energetic and intimate walk with God. His best-known non-fiction titles include Best Friends for Life (with his wife, Judy), God, a Good Father, and Jesus, an Obedient Son. His most popular fiction titles include The Eleventh Hour, Legend of the Celtic Stone, Rift in Time, Garden at the Edge of Beyond, Destiny Junction, and King’s Crossroads. Michael and Judy have three grown sons and live in Eureka, California.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by WaterBrook Press. 144 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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He opens by describing the importance of praying with a childlike heart, then explains that Christians must relinquish their own desires so the God can be magnified through them, a necessary step in becoming like Jesus, if Christlikeness is to thrive.

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