Each lesson identifies an area of discipline. The text isn't afraid to address common misunderstandings, mistakes and shortcoming when it comes to our exercising a certain discipline. The spiritual exercises are especially helpful in moving the reader from "theory" in the lesson to practical daily "application".
While the text and the spiritual exercises were excellent, the bible study questions were a bit lacking and not necessarily good in prompting meaningful discussion.
I recommend this book because of the ideas presented and how they communicate. The idea of training versus trying really resonated with me and I believe others. What Ortberg writes here is alone worth the purchase of the book.
If using this in a small group helps others move from trying to training, it's money well spent. Great book, with great application! It has change my life for the better. This book challenges you to grow, pending you are willing and able and ready to do so! Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
This is such a transforming book. I read it and now am planning to have a womans group with it. This was a great study that we did in my Bible study during my first year of college. Solid, foundational topics to focus on. I would recommend for a group or personal study. Definitely on the basic side though.
Great bible study for those that are wanting to develop a strong foundation. Good bible study for developing leaders. I ended up ordering the physical copy because it is built like a study guide. It is helpful to have the physical to do the Bible study portions. It is a great book though.
We are using it for our Sr. High Discipleship Program this August!
This is an amazing book. I expected a short read with insightful strategies.
Through personal study and small group interaction, this study sets you on a path to live out the character of Jesus in this world as only you can. It happens not by trying hard, but by training.
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