“Mr. Clough takes us into the heart of a seasoned spiritual leader and shares with us his secret to spiritual victory…a must read book…” Dr. Dwight A. Perry, Regional President/Executive Minister, Converge Great Lakes
“…practical tactics and strategies for dealing with temptation and suffering…Dwight challenged my own notions about how to address spiritual issues…” Dr. Joseph Towles, University of Wisconsin–Madison
“…an easy to understand path to freedom… Once I started reading I couldn’t put the book down and really recommend reading this with a friend or group to get the full effect…” Jennifer Thorn, Anything is Possible Inspirational Blog, JennThorn.blogspot.com
“…a winning strategy that will take you to a whole new level in your relationship with God and bring peace and joy into your life.” Tom E. Smith, Author, Captured by Sacred Love, ChristAdventures.com
“…easy to follow…a work long needed in the life of the Church… You’ll instantly feel like Dwight is a friend…” Rev. Steve Freitag, Director, CrossCounsel International Ministries, CrossCounsel.com
“Jesus shows up in these pages. …Dwight makes complex ideas approachable, understandable and fun.” David Schrank, Nurse, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
“…a fresh perspective to the greatest spiritual self defense of all. …Spiritual Self Defense changes everything…” J.P. Olson, Journey Into the Word with J.P. Olson, TheWordwithJPOlson.com
“If you are…too honest with yourself to settle for fluffy inauthenticity, this book is for you. …easy-to-read articulation of deep concepts…” Ryan Roling, Instructor, Madison College
100+ learning aids including diagrams, illustrations, tables, sidebars, memes
125+ discussion questions, 30 journal prompts
90 comprehension questions with answer key
glossary, index & detailed table of contents
10 decision maps
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Shortly after 9/11 (2001), I began going through a series of watershed spiritual experiences that completely revolutionized my understanding of how we experience life. Among other things, I discovered the surprising secret to being completely at peace independent of circumstances. I believe we are designed to experience life exactly as Jesus would experience it if He were living our lives for us. I’ve made it my life’s work to communicate the paradigm shifts that empower you to experience this transformation.
Many people operate under the do - have - be paradigm. They think that human transformation is the result of rigorously following a set of personal growth or spiritual disciplines. In my experience, that usually doesn’t work. I’ve discovered a whole different way to approach this that cuts out the try-fail-try-fail cycle that can go with WWJD, and other disciplines. If you’re looking for an alternative to Try Hard Christianity, I have it.
I write books for a living—sometimes for my clients, sometimes for myself—but always for you. If you want an intimate look at what how this transformation has changed my life, I share that story with you in my book, The Gift of Transformation. If you want to see the Bible through the lens of Spiritual Self Defense, check out Rediscover God. If you want to look at your faith through new eyes, try What I Believe About You. Or if you just want to read something crazy, try The Man from Sun Prairie.
I live in the middle of America. That makes us neighbors. Stop by and see me any time at DwightClough.com.