Having spent sixty-plus years as a Christian studying Kingdom Life described in the New Testament, David Takle has become an expert in the area of spiritual formation.
David shares that, “When I began to discover what God really meant for us, I was surprised at how accessible it all is, and at the same time shocked at how far away most of us are. So, for the rest of my life, my hope is to be able to keep moving forward on this path and to help others across the bridge who desire to know this God of ours, personally.”
David’s resources help Christians experience the abundant life described in the New Testament. He also created the popular Forming module of Connexus. Be sure to get his most recent works; Transformation by Design and Lamb of God.
David and his wife, Jan, have three adult children and six grandchildren. He completed his Masters of Divinity at Fuller Seminary with a concentration in Christian Formation.
David Takle's Resources
Have you ever had trouble with Jesus’ commands? How about ... Do good to those who hate you? Pray for those who mistreat you? Forgive seventy-times-seven? Return good for evil? Do not be anxious? The Trouble with Obedience is that we will never be able to do what Jesus said, unless we first grasp what it means to become an apprentice-disciple to an all-wise and loving Rabbi. Unfortunately, the performance-driven climate dominating the Christian world today has all but eclipsed the true nature of obedience for even the most devout evangelical believers. As we discover what Jesus meant when He talked about obedience, everything else He said about Kingdom life begins to make sense. Let’s learn from Jesus what it means to obey!
Welcome to the Exchanged Life view of Atonement! Shocking as it may sound, most Christians today have never heard the cross explained in the way it was commonly understood and proclaimed by the early Church. In Lamb of God you will find a portrait of atonement that is far more beautiful and far more compelling than most popular renditions of the gospel today - one that not only demonstrates the amazing depth of God's love for us, but also provides the very power we need in order to be set free from sin. Rediscover what the New Testament authors all knew about the death of Christ and how it shaped the Good News that turned the ancient world right-side up! You will never look at the cross of Christ the same way again.
More Resources from David Takle
Discover a model for life-giving community that develops strong maturity in multigenerational communities and equips members with needed relational skills. This edition includes additional resources designed for small group study.
Discover a new paradigm for dealing with narcissism in leaders and ourselves. Dr. Jim Wilder contends the solution is not individualized therapy but identity groups that help each other learn to love our enemies.
Find practical discussion questions, exercises, and applications for groups to study and takle the problem of narcissism together. Each chapter includes a Leader's Guide, as well as beginner and intermediate tracks for participants.