This is a well-edited collection of thoughts about growing in spiritual maturity. It’s split into two sections, practical and theology (in the wrong order in my opinion!), and it deals with literally every area of life.
This book is not for the faint-hearted, or the person looking for a light read! I read quite fast but the sheer weight of content here forced me to have to take rests, in a good way. An enormous amount of rich biblical truth, accurately applied to true observations of society is compressed so tightly that if your brain doesn’t melt, your heart will.
Genuinely, this book has changed the way I see Christianity. It is heavy but it’s not complex so I’ve been easily able to see how to apply it – be ready to be challenged! Particular sections that hit home were about the doctrine of the trinity, living one holistic life, and Peggy Reynoso’s excellent chapter on suffering.
I’d only have one gripe with this book, and that’s the fact that every author quotes from Dallas Willard! It gets annoying after the first couple of times, particularly as I found the chapter he wrote simply baffling until I re-read it after finishing the whole book!
Seriously though, I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone, particularly if they have any level of influence whatsoever in their local church. I’m sure I don’t agree with everything written in it but it’s overwhelmingly excellent, and I don’t use those words together very often.
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