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Book details
  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Diamond Soul Trilogy
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:292
  • Format:Hardcover
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781098336981

The Diamond Soul

5 Stepping Stones to Christlike Character

by George Vasilca View author's profile page

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Overview
Ever wanted to learn more about how to improve your character to mimic Christ's? Have you ever wondered about how to live a meaningful Christian life in today's society? About the interplay between faith and reason and the importance of self-esteem in shaping one's destiny? This newly released self-help book will give you a solid framework for self-improvement and changing yourself. Besides, I will also show you how to build a Christlike character, which I call the Diamond Soul, under the Holy Spirit's guidance. Why do we need divine guidance? First, we are believers living a Christian life, and second, we cannot do such a huge task alone. The Diamond Soul is the result of the cooperative yet mysterious work of the Holy Spirit residing in us, and ourselves. We supply in a positive manner the know-how, the sweat, and the perseverance. The Holy Spirit provides the guidance. The result? The growth of your persona from an ordinary believer into a highly moral mighty Warrior in Christ. At the same time, I realize that science must provide the know-how, processes, and methods necessary to undertake such a massive personal growth project. For this reason, I draw on the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience, and human behavior. I use the latest findings regarding the undeniable bond between thoughts, self-esteem, and conduct. I add my personal observations about the role spirituality plays in this too complicated and volatile mix. In The Diamond Soul, 5 Stepping Stones to Christlike Character, I use two metaphors. The first is the image of a beautifully cut, strong, and valuable diamond, to help people visualize their character crafted after Jesus' own. The second depicts the arduous path up a mountain slope, using stepping stones found along the way, leading to the valuable diamond located on the peak. They cannot exist without another. You cannot reach the diamond on the summit unless you climb the mountain toward it. Conversely, if you climbed any other
Description
Ever wanted to learn more about how to improve your character to mimic Christ's? Have you ever wondered about how to live a meaningful Christian life in today's society? About the interplay between faith and reason and the importance of self-esteem in shaping one's destiny? Ever questioned why so many relationships between people living a Christian life are empty, unfulfilling, and end in disaster? Ever struggled to understand the mysterious connection between two human hearts, which beat in perfect harmony, yet maybe miles apart? This newly released self-help book will give you a solid framework for self-improvement and personal growth. Besides, I will also show how to build a Christlike character, which I call the Diamond Soul, under the Holy Spirit's guidance. Why do we need divine guidance? First, we are believers living a Christian life, and second, we cannot do such a huge task alone. The Diamond Soul is the result of the cooperative yet mysterious work of the Holy Spirit residing in us, and ourselves. We supply in a positive manner the know-how, the sweat, and the perseverance. The Holy Spirit provides the guidance. The result? The growth of your persona from an ordinary believer into a highly moral mighty Warrior in Christ. At the same time, I realize that science must provide the know-how, processes, and methods necessary to undertake such a massive personal growth project. For this reason, I draw on the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience, and human behavior. I use the latest findings regarding the undeniable bond between thoughts, self-esteem, and conduct. I add my personal observations about the role spirituality plays in this too complicated and volatile mix. In The Diamond Soul, 5 Stepping Stones to Christlike Character, I use two metaphors. The first is the image of a beautifully cut, strong, and valuable diamond, to help people visualize their character crafted after Jesus' own. The second depicts the arduous path up a mountain slope, using stepping stones found along the way, leading to the valuable diamond located on the peak. They cannot exist without another. You cannot reach the diamond on the summit unless you climb the mountain toward it. Conversely, if you climbed any other mountain, your efforts will have been in vain. This book is based on my experience and struggle for personal growth, searching proactively for God, and developing moral character traits aspiring to be like Christ's. The battle to change myself has transformed my life and made me a more positive person. The new moral authority and self-esteem, which the Diamond Soul character afforded me, had a tremendous impact on the people around me, be they family members, friends, employees, or business associates. I believe the book is unique because: • It anchors deeply one's moral character, self-esteem, and behavior in the Christian faith. • It provides a gradual approach to personal growth and spiritual development by building on Christina virtues and time-tested core values. • It uniquely blends faith and reason to support the processes and methods advocated in the book. • It offers a solid scientific background and proven practical step-by-step instructions on creating a pragmatic framework for self-improvement, building effective relationships, and becoming a servant leader. So, dear Christian, build your Diamond Soul character traits not only for your benefit but for the gain of others and the glory of God. Be fearless – go out there and spread its teachings. Meet your God-ordained destiny to better yourself first, then to improve the world around you—one soul at a time, one group at a time, one organization at a time. God bless your journey!
About the author
George Vasilca writes on personal growth topics, improving your moral character, and living a Christian life. His audience is Christian men and women interested in continuous personal and spiritual growth and increasing their self-esteem. George is a retired professional engineer and business executive with over forty-five years of business leadership, project management, and technology development experience. He has a multi-cultural background, international business experience, and has facilitated technology transfer programs. For many years, George has been mentoring young leaders with a particular focus on developing a solid framework for self-improvement, being positive, and enhancing the effectiveness of human relations. George received his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University Politechnica in Bucharest, Romania. After working for a few years in his native country, George moved to West Germany, then immigrated to Canada in 1974. He held senior positions with several multi-national companies, then started his engineering firm in Toronto, Ontario. In 1991, George moved to the US to become a founding director and executive officer of the Casmyn Vector Group of Sparks, NV. From the mid-nineties until his retirement, George provided consulting engineering and project management services to Hershey Corporation of Hershey, PA. George is a licensed Professional Engineer (ret) in the US and Canada, a retired member of several professional organizations, and a life member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is the recipient of several awards from professional organizations and other entities. His interests focus on the importance of Christian life in contemporary America, the history of Christianity, ethics, morality, and applying the latest scientific findings in positive psychology and how to change yourself. George lives with his wife Mara, also a writer, in Hershey, PA. He has two grown-up sons and one grandson. George writes regularly for his blog located on his author website www.georgevasilca.org

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