Richard Foster, a friend for over forty years, writes of Dallas:
\He possessed in his person a spiritual formation into Christlikeness that was simply astonishing to all who were around him. Profound character formation had transpired in his body and mind and spirit until love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control were at the very center of the deep habit-structures of his life. He exhibited a substantively transformed life. Dallas was simply soaked in the presence of the living Christ.\
Curated by Gary Moon, director of the Dallas Willard Center, this medley of Dallas\'s wise teaching and lived model of Christlikeness—as well as snapshots and \Dallas-isms\\u2014will move and motivate readers. Whether influenced by him as a family member, close friend, advisor, professor, philosopher, minister or reformer, contributors bring refreshing insight into not only his ideas and what shaped him, but also to his contagious theology of grace and joy.