Christian Character Formation is formatted and written according to James Houston's teachings in Asia. Houston writes that "character" means "morality and personality," and it is "a permanent mark imprinted according to the mold." The more Christians allow God to mold their life, the more their character will reflect Him. Houston explains that six qualities affect the impression a Christian leaves on others: temperament, character, consciousness, love, practice and holiness. In Christian Character Formation, he dives deep into each of these six areas. Also included at the end of the book as an appendix is Houston's article "Exploring the Continent of Loneliness." This book is the needed reminder all Christians need to continually put their trust in their Father's hands, to all Him to mold us into the image of Christ.