Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life is quite honestly one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. Wonderfully written, and there was so much beautiful theology that drove my heart to worship again and again. The theology was deep and rich, yet it wasn’t above anyone’s head. In this fictional portrayal of the author mentoring a young believer through letters, I think there is a lot here for anyone who loves the things of God to benefit from. Personally, I was encouraged again and again. The struggles this young believer dealt with aren’t limited to new Christians. As I read the letters of encouragement, and sometimes rebuke, to this young man…I too was encouraged in my own walk and spurred on to be faithful in the midst of whatever struggle I was having. I also enjoyed the many references to other works of theology and literature from the great saints past and present. If you’re like me, after reading this book you’ll have an even bigger “to read” pile.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough.
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I was recently fortunate enough to receive this wonderful commentary set from Holman. I’ve talked to folks in the past who have given me mixed reviews on the set. Personally I love them. One of the knocks I’ve heard against the set is that it isn’t academic enough. For me, this is one of the attractions. There is plenty in these book for the experienced Bible student, but it also isn’t above the new learner. Even though I have been studying the Bible for years, I have benefited greatly from this set. In fact as I prepare to teach others, I find it beneficial to look to these books for help in breaking down big truths in ways that anyone can understand.
In my opinion these books would be great for anyone, but especially the Sunday School teacher, or even the new believer looking to gain a better insight into the Scriptures. Currently, I am using these books as a guide as I read through the New Testament again, and I am really enjoying the fresh insights, and illustrations, and applications I’m seeing from these Commentaries as I go through the Scriptures.
One of my favorite things about this set is the price. There is a ton of Biblical knowledge here for a great price. To get your own set simply click here!