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by Bruce L. Shelley

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Author: Bruce L. Shelley
ISBN: 1572930659
ISBN13: 978-1572930650
Language: English
Publisher: Discovery House Publishers (January 1, 2003)
Pages: 288
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His biography, titled Transformed by Love: The Vernon Grounds Story, written by Bruce L. Shelley was published in 2003. Grounds was the author of five books, including

His biography, titled Transformed by Love: The Vernon Grounds Story, written by Bruce L. Grounds was also awarded honorary degrees from Wheaton College and Gordon College. He died September 12, 2010, at a nursing facility in Wichita, Kansas Publications. Grounds was the author of five books, including

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And as the story progresses we come to understand the prophetic significance of Solomon's vision of the 'shepherd king' - and why his attempts to fulfill it himself caused his downfall. Yet, more importantly, we see how perfectly it is fulfilled, and all out deepest needs met, in the ultimate 'Good Shepherd' and 'King of Love,' Jesus Christ. Transformed by Love (The Story of the Song of Solomon) - eBook.

You might think that a man who has authored several books, serves on several boards, was at one time known as an intellectual and a poet, and who eventually became president of Denver Seminary, might be intimidating and high brow. Not Vernon Grounds. In Transformed by Love, you’ll discover a man who has earned the love and respect of all who know him, who persevered through some of the most turbulent years of modern evangelicalism, and who is a role model for living out faith, hope, and above all, love. Includes photographs.
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It has been said that if you want to know a person, you must identity that person's "ruling passion"-that which unifies their personality and sets their course for life. Yet in our fickle age of reinvention and frequent lifestyle changes, one wonders if some folk even possess a fixed core at the heart of their being. Historian Bruce Shelley, senior professor of history at Denver Seminary, claims to have discerned the ruling passion of his longtime colleague and evangelical senior statesman, Dr. Vernon Grounds (b. 1914). That passion is the moral virtue of love-not love in a vague or sentimental sense, but rather Christian love, which is rooted in the understanding of Jesus Christ as the revelation of God's love for humanity. While Dr. Grounds' doctoral dissertation at Drew University addressed the concept of love in the thought of Sigmund Freud, his concern for this great virtue has been far more than academic. Love has been a demonstrable way of life for Vernon Grounds', as this book amply attests. Shelley credits this transformation by love to Grounds conversion during his college days, which occurred only after considerable intellectual struggles.
Shelley's narrative skillfully situates the long and eventful life of Vernon Grounds in the context of both twentieth-century America and American evangelicalism specifically. (The book includes a rewarding appendix of Dr. Ground's writings on a variety of subjects, as well as a select bibliography.) Emerging from his working-class roots in New York through his university and seminary education, Grounds became a significant figure in the development of American evangelicalism (or theologically conservative Protestantism). Although associated with more fundamentalist institutions in his younger years, Dr. Grounds became increasingly disenchanted with fundamentalism's tendencies toward cultural separatism, anti-intellectualism, and lack of love toward those outside its opinions. Out of these concerns, he and his wife Ann moved to Denver in 1951 where he joined the fledgling Denver Seminary faculty as Dean. The seminary had only a handful of students and was located in an old and ornate mansion in downtown Denver, where it remained until 1968 when it moved to its present location in Englewood. Fundamentalist backers tussled with the school until it eventually broke free from them to pursue a more open path. It now serves over six hundred students annually.
While highly gifted intellectually, Dr. Ground's love for his institution pulled him from the life of a pure scholar to that of a leader when he became Denver Seminary's second president in 1955, a position he held until 1979. Nevertheless, he taught (and continues to teach) a wide variety of classes in philosophy, theology, and counseling and published widely in these areas as well. In addition to his heavy leadership and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Grounds traveled nearly every weekend to churches around the country to preach, teach, and promote the seminary. (When asked how she coped with her husband's constant traveling, Ann is quoted as saying, "I'd rather have Vernon Grounds ten percent of the time than any other man one hundred percent.") For many people-in Denver and around the world-Denver Seminary and Vernon Grounds are virtually synonymous.
The book underscores that throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Grounds has been known for his commitment to academically excellent seminary education, his passion for social justice concerns, his path-breaking desire to integrate Christian faith with the best of psychological insights, and his voluminous knowledge. His legendary library of many thousands of volumes occupies the vast majority of his office space, where he regularly meets with a steady stream of alumni and students-and anyone who desires his warm and rewarding company.
I once met a man who introduced himself as "one of Vernon Grounds' "twelve hundred close, personal friends." After reading this book, one can see that this probably was not an exaggeration. It may have been an understatement.
--Douglas Groothuis heads the Philosophy of Religion MA at Denver Seminary.
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Dr. Vernon Grounds is a remarkable man. His work and influence on 20th century evangelicalism are far reaching and profound. His is a live of love and truth, which is captured in this biography.
Anyone who has ever met Dr. Grounds feels as though he is a life-long friend. Those who have been so blessed with knowing him are forever endebted to his charity, graciousness, and loving manner. It is with little or no reservation that those who know (or know of) this man would jump at the chance to read his biography.
This book is wonderfully written by noted church historian, Bruce Shelley, and recounts Vernon's journey through a searching young adulthood to the moment of face-to-face confrontation with the powerful love of God. From this point, Shelley traces his life as he becomes president of Denver Seminary and how his constant desire to demonstrate the love of God to each and every individual in his path.
The last section of the book includes personal correspondence from Dr. Grounds which enables the reader to catch more glimpses into this extraordinary life.
Dr. Grounds is indeed a loving man who stands firm in the truth, which he leads with grace.
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