One of my favorite theologians is N.T. Wright and his latest book After You Believe: Why Christian Character Matters, continues to feed my admiration. It's a fantastic follow-up to Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense.
Unfortunately, most people who choose Christianity, stop at belief. Living out that belief is an entirely different matter. To a lot of people living out a Christian belief means a lot of different things. My traditions put a lot of emphasis on evangelism and unfortunately it blinded me to the importance of developing character. Although, I was taught to establish good character and integrity, it took longer to appreciate the fact that character is more than following a list of rules and standard practices.
As I read Wright, it occurred to me that there are a lot of people I would classify as "having good character," but the longer I stayed in the subject the more I realized there are fewer people who make living with character an art.
That's what this book inspires you to do.