Thursday, March 15, 2012
Muscular Faith by Ben Patterson
This nonfiction book discusses all aspects of strengthening your faith and strengthening the body of Christians. Christianity is being influenced by many secular factors. Once any aspect of Christianity becomes secularized, Christianity has taken a fall. Christianity is being subjected to many ideals that would minimize it's importance. There is a quote in the book that, in my opinion, summarizes this book as a whole: "Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, if of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." This is a quote from C.S. Lewis.
This book is like a pep talk - not a preachy sermon. It helps to get you more excited about your faith, your walk with God, and the Church. All aspects are covered as the author impacts the reader with the importance of a Christ-centered life.
The book is divided into four sections:
Part 1//The Call to a Vigorous Faith
To Fight the Good Fight and Finish the Race
Part 2//The Case for a Vigorous Faith
Why Does Jesus Speak with such Severity and Urgency
Part 3//The Obstacles
You Have Enemies: The Flesh, the World, and the Devil
Part 4//The Essentials
How to Fight the Good Fight
Throughout the book, the author has singled out comments, putting them in bold and outside of the paragraph. These comments emphasize the importance of the subject. For example, "All genuine Christian action begins with prayer because all genuine Christian action begins with God."
This book had me re-evaluating the strength of my faith. I learned how to strengthen my fight for the good fight and to finish the race strong.
I highly recommend this book!
Tyndale House Publishers sent me a complimentary copy of this book for me to review. This in no way influenced my review