FREEDOMTHE REWARD OF DISCIPLINE
It's not uncommon for an accomplished musician to be able to sit down in front of a new piece of music and play it through without a hitchto make it seem easy, as if it required no effort. Yet the "freedom" to play with such skill comes only after years of disciplined practice.
In the same way, the freedom to grow in godlinessto naturally express Christ's character through your own personalityis in large part dependent on a deliberate cultivation of the spiritual disciplines.
Far from being legalistic, restrictive, or binding, as they are often perceived, the spiritual disciplines are actually the means to unparalleled spiritual liberty.
So if you'd like to embark on a lifelong quest for godliness, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will help you on your way. Based on the rich heritage left us by the early church fathers, the Puritan writers, and Jesus Christ Himself, this book takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines including Scripture reading, prayer, worship, Scripture meditation, evangelism, serving, stewardship, Scripture application, fasting, silence and solitude, journaling, and learning.
By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them on a long-term basis, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to embrace life's greatest pursuitthe pursuit of holinessthrough a lifelong delight in the disciplines.
Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney was published by Navpress in February 2006 and is our 18026th best seller. The ISBN for Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life is 9781576830277.