Beloved Author Dallas Willard Dies At 77

 

 

News broke today that beloved Christian author, Dallas Willard, has passed away after being diagnosed with cancer recently. Just days ago it became known that it was revealed that Willard had been battling stage 4 cancer.

Dallas Albert Willard was born on 4 September 1935 and educated at Baylor University, the William Jewell College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Willard garnered legions of loyal fans with his books like The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today‘s Book of the Year in 1998), The Spirit of the Disciplines, Hearing God, Renovation of the Heart, and, most recently, The Great Omission.

Tributes have been pouring in across social media:

 

Rick Warren (‏@RickWarren)
A great saint, Dallas Willard,had gone on to heaven. Angels are rejoicing.

Mark Russell (‏@markrusselluk)
Gutted by Dallas Willard’s death. He was a wonderful author and his books always challenged and inspired me

Other fans took to Twitter to express their appreciation for Willard:

Jon Soper ‏(@jonsoper)
Dallas Willard, an exceptional follower of Jesus, died today. Learned so much from him.

Martin Saunders ‏(@martinsaunders)
Oh no, Dallas Willard has died. What an incredible man. His writing has been formational for so many. Sad day

 
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the Willard family during this difficult time.
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