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David Takle

Pastoral Counselor, Teacher, Author. David's area of emphasis is Christian Formation.  (more)


Forming: A Work of Grace  by: David Takle
    One of the most comprehensive and accessible books on Christian Formation.
The Truth About Lies And Lies About Truth  by: David Takle
    A fresh new approach to renewing the mind that does not depend on willpower and self-effort to produce change. This book is densely packed with insights on how to internalize Truth and how the misuse of Truth actually makes life harder.
Forming Group Facilitator Workbook  by: David Takle
    The Facilitatorís workbook contains all the material from the Student Workbook, along with comprehensive notes on how to lead the sessions, suggestions for group discussions, and how to introduce the exercises. There are also many helpful notes regarding the goals for each session, how to keep the sessions on target, and how to deal with common issues that present themselves.
Forming Student Workbook  by: David Takle
    Forming is designed to help people move away from performance-driven efforts to live the Christian life and demonstrates how to develop a relationship with God that has enough substance to change us from the inside out. The Forming Student Workbook contains all of the session introductions, presentations notes, and exercises needed to help the participant fully experience what Forming has to offer. It also has many relevant articles on spiritual development as well as personal articles from the author about the material.
Whispers of my Abba  by: David Takle
    Whispers of my Abba was written to those who would like to know how to hear God's voice and to those who are having difficulty. While we would all prefer to have a personal mentor to show us how to listen to God, this is about as close as you can get on the printed page. This book will show you how to listen to the Spirit of God and develop a conversational prayer life that will change forever your relationship to God
(download)Rowing or Sailing?  by: David Takle
    Christian Formation is vastly different from Traditional Discipleship programs. The comparison between sailing and rowing makes a good metaphor to describe the significance of that difference.
Forming Facilitator Training DVD  by: David Takle
    Facilitators will benefit from training that will change them as they prepare to serve other. The Forming Facilitator Training Video includes two DVDís.
Forming Prepaid Student License and Video  by: David Takle
    Forming offers new hope for individuals who desire to deepen their personal relationship with God. This course is an entry point to Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life and aims to ignite a passion for a personal relationship with Jesus for participants and to provide the necessary guidance and opportunities for people to experience God more fully. *additional training INCLUDED with this license
Forming Quick Start Student License and Videos  by: David Takle
    Forming offers new hope for individuals who desire to deepen their personal relationship with God. This course is an entry point to Connexus/Thriving Recover Your Life and aims to ignite a passion for a personal relationship with Jesus for participants and to provide the necessary guidance and opportunities for people to experience God more fully. *additional training required with this license
(download)Can Christians Use Imagination to See God?  by: David Takle
    There is a lot of confusion today about whether it is alright for Christians to use their imagination as part of their prayer life. This article helps to make some sense of this misunderstanding.
(download)Roeien of Zeilen  by: David Takle
    This is the Dutch translation of David's article, "Rowing or Sailing?" which is a metaphor used to describe the means by which we develop spiritually.
(download)God Speaks!  by: David Takle
    A list of verses showing clearly that God speaks to his people.
(download)Lectio Divina  by: the Desert Fathers
    An ancient practice of allowing the Spirit of God reveal Scripture to us
(download)A Model for Conversational Prayer  by: David Takle
    This is a brief description of how to develop a conversational prayer life, where the Holy Spirit can mentor us in life.
(download)Intentional Spiritual Growth  by: David Takle
    Handout on Spiritual Development and Transformation as seen from the perspective of Life Model principles and what we know of Christian Formation (changing our character from the inside out)
(download)Christian Formation  by: David Takle
    This is an abbreviated version of a PowerPoint presentation on Christian Formation (how to form Christian character).