Christian Spiritual Formation – The Good and Beautiful You

Discovering the Person Jesus Created You to Be

James Bryan Smith

Published on Thursday, May 26th, 2022
in £16.99 hardback by Hodder and Stoughton

The final title in the GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL series, centred on eleven key truths about ourselves.

The Christian faith is about much more than belief and practices – it’s also about the kind of people that we become. Yet some of the biggest barriers to our transformation come from our own toxic narratives about ourselves, narratives that shape the way we see ourselves and the way we interact with the world. We are made with a deep longing in our souls to be wanted, loved, alive, and connected to God. Healing our souls requires more than knowing what God thinks about us. Our healing comes not through reason alone, but through revelation.

‘The best practice I have seen in Christian spiritual formation’ was Dallas Willard’s endorsement of the Good and Beautiful series a decade ago. Now this fourth book in the series, The Good and Beautiful You, addresses the self-narratives that hinder spiritual growth and the desires of the soul that only God can satisfy. James Bryan Smith reminds us how Scripture reveals the beauty and goodness of our own souls and how we long for healing that only God can provide.


Complete with spiritual practices that help us live into that reality, The Good and Beautiful You will serve as a welcome companion on your journey to discover who you truly are in Christ.

Written by: Rachael Duncan

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