Man As Spirit, Soul, and Body
By John B. Woodward
"Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it."
1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Are you simply a physical person? Do you have a non material part to you, do you have a soul? More than that, do you have a spirit? Are there problems with confusing your personality (soul) and your spirit? In what way are you spiritually higher than animals? What difference does it make to understand the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of you and others? This important book addresses such issues which are fundamental to you and to psychology and counseling.
In this book, John Woodward teaches the distinct character of the human spirit. His writing is scholarly and technical without being stuffy and difficult to read. Dr. Woodward traces the concept of spirit and soul through biblical and church history. He also presents alternative views and answers objections. In addition, Woodward demonstrates the importance and the use of the biblical truth of the human spirit to helping and counseling others. I, John Best, highly recommend this book above all others on this subject.
In fact, it is the only book I know of that gives details on the subject that has come out in the last seventy years. Read it to understand the great and practical significance of having a distinct human spirit.
John Woodward has served in pastoral ministry in Quebec and Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Association of Exchanged Life Ministries (AELM). Dr. Woodward is currently the Director of Training at Grace Fellowship International, a world-wide Christ-centered discipleship, counseling, and training ministry.
John is also the co-teacher with John Best on the internet radio series, “Exploring the Essentials of the Exchanged Life.”