Overall: 5 stars (out of 5)
Unlike the previous book nook posts, this book is a life-application book on living a life of discipleship with God. It was recommended to me by a friend and although I struggled through the first few chapters, by the end I was completely captivated!
The back cover reads:
In an age of thirty-second commercials, thirty-page abridgments and instant banking, it is not difficult to get a person interested in the Gospel. It is terrifically difficult to sustain the interest.
What I loved most about this book is that it wasn't some to-do list for the Christian. It's a simple observance of the joys and disappointments of God's people. The author talks about the good, bad and the ugly of being a follower of Christ. But in the end he reminds us of the great importance of lifting up our hands in worship.
I underlined so much of this book, but one of my favorite quotes says:
Blessing is at the end of the road. And that which is at the end of the road influences everything that takes place along the road. The end shapes the means. A joyful end requires a joyful means. Bless the Lord....All the moments of discipleship arrive at a place where joy is experienced. Every step of assent toward God develops the capacity to enjoy. Not only is there, increasingly, more to be enjoyed, there is steadily the acquired ability to enjoy it.
If you're wanting to pick up a faith-based book but aren't ready to delve into John Piper, this is a book I would recommend. In reality, I would recommend this book to anyone willing to listen!
Have any of you read it? What were your thoughts?
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