BOOK REVIEW: 30 DAYS TO GROWING IN YOUR FAITH — Enrich Your Life in 15 Minutes a Day by Max Anders Thomas Nelson Publishers; 2021)

The well-known author and Bible scholar Max Anders has produced another helpful and encouraging resource for Christians with 30 Days to Growing in Your Faith. Using the same format he used in the classic work, 30 Days to Understanding Your Bible, this present book consists of 30 short chapters meant to be read in 15 minutes or less and to read one chapter each day for better retention of the material.

Anders directs this book to both newer believers and more seasoned disciples of Jesus, who might feel that their spiritual lives have stagnated or lack passion and energy. This volume builds its knowledge base for the reader in three parts: First, the person has certain fundamental truths they must know to be a Christian. Second, the person takes this knowledge they have gained about God and themselves to be the person God wants them to be. Third, the person is then in the position to live out God’s plan and do the things He has called them to do.

As a skilled seminary professor, Anders uses many tools such as repetition, fill-in-the-blanks, and thought-provoking questions to help the reader more fully engage with the content covered in the book. And he covers a wide range of issues that every Christian faces in their spiritual growth, such as the battle between the inner man and the outer man, renewing the mind, trials and suffering, self-discipline, prayer, trusting God, and discerning God’s will. This resource is one that a reader will actively work with and will want to return to multiple times. Highly recommended!

We can binge-watch or even watch a favorite series numerous times on Netflix.  So, why can’t we do that with the Bible?!?  Some thoughts from Theology Along the Way…………..

Online streaming services make our favorite movies and TV shows extremely accessible. If my preferred movie isn’t on Netflix, I can jump onto Amazon Prime or Disney+ to find it. All this entertainment literally lies at our fingertips. But why do so many (including myself) often choose to watch, and re-watch, and RE-watch our favorite […]

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We all want to grow spiritually in 2020, right?  Here then are some thoughts on how to do that from KevinCarson.com………………

Your spiritual growth would be much easier if there was just one thing that could help you grow, unlock your spiritual life, or relieve the burden of daily struggle. Just one thing – a magic cure, a one-step process for sanctification, a fail-proof method. Many one things have been suggested like: remember God’s control works…

via What is key to spiritual growth in a new year? — KevinCarson.com

It is all about trust! From Dr. Michelle Bengtson……………………

Whether experiencing relationship difficulties, financial hardship, legal problems, job loss, health problems, or financial stress, trusting God in hard times is the best option we have for victorious living. Read more for 7 lessons we’ve learned in hard times and how we have held on to hope. Continue reading Trusting God in Hard Times -7…

via Trusting God in Hard Times -7 Lessons Learned — Dr. Michelle Bengtson