Book Review – “Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life” by Donald S. Whitney

March 26, 2008

I’ve decided to add a “Book Review” category so I can recommend some of the books I read in seminary. I hope to update it frequently, even during semesters, as I start and finish new books. I’ll start with my first semester recommendation from the class ‘Personal Spiritual Disciplines’ with Dr. Whitney

“Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life” by Donald S. WhitneySpiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Donald S. Whitney (NavPress, 1991). One group of things protestant Christians have lost sight of is spiritual discipline. Roman Catholics, Buddhists, Hindus and others all give practices for the followers of their false religions. If there is one things we know about Christianity, it is that God saves visibly. We are saved then expected to walk in the good works God has prepared for us (Ephesians 2:8-10). This book focuses on how we can train ourselves for godliness (1 Timothy 4:7). These exercises are lacking and we need to devote ourselves to them again so we will be diligent while awaiting our Lord’s return (Matthew 25:13).


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