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Trade Paperback
176 pages
Oct 2004
Jossey-Bass

Your Spiritual Personality: Using the Strengths of Your Personality to Deepen Your Relationship with God

by Marita Littauer

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Review:

Your Spiritual Personality presents Marita Littauer's philosophy concerning various personalities and how they can best serve God. This book opens with a dialogue about individual personality needs. At this point, the appendices are introduced as tools for deciding on your own personality type. Personality characteristics are explored including Littauer's suggestions for individual styles in viewing God, worship, and spiritual strength. Your Spiritual Personality concludes with a look at Jesus' personality and it's impact on each Christian.

Speaker, author, and Marita Littauer's mother, Florence Littauer, helped pioneer the concept of Christian personality types. Marita now enlarges on this subject. Your Spiritual Personality fits into the popular, easily read how-to genre of Christian literature. Centering first on the theory of Christian personality types and the needs of various people, Bible verses are added to tie the already-formed theory into a Scripture base. It may be fun, in group or individually, to play around with the tests and ideas. However, the discerning reader will want to keep in mind that the Christian is called to be Christ-centered, not person-centered, called not to new methods but to follow her Lord.

Littauer's conversational, friendly style encourages reading and ruminating. Personal reminiscences and tidbits from other Christians' lives highlight each subject. The appendices include a personality test, relevant dictionary, discussion of personalities, and charts. Your Spiritual Personality provides an effortless explanation of this thinking, and will help the clear-eyed (perhaps I should say Christ-eyed) reader to decide the pros and cons of this subject. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Your Spiritual Personality takes the study of personality to its logical and important next step: helping you to make connections between the strengths and weaknesses of your personality and your pursuit of a relationship with God. By being aware of your individual style of approaching prayer, the Bible, devotions, and worship, you can strengthen your faith in ways uniquely tailored to your personality. The book’s practical advice, suggestions for each personality type, and inspiring real-life stories will enrich your spiritual life by helping you develop a stronger walk with God.