Author: Ben Patterson
Publisher: Salt River, division Tyndale House Publishing
Length: 261 pages
Category: Christian Life / Spiritual Growth
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Faith is not always easy, but is so rewarding. However, if we partner with Christ, knowing that challenges are a basic part of life—our faith experience can become an exciting and intrinsic journey for us. As a Christian, we should have as one of our goals, a desire to grow daily in our faith and relationship with Christ. Ben Patterson is an author and teacher who, in this book, is calling readers to develop muscular faith. He’s asking us to completely commit—in our heart, soul and mind—to developing a faith in our savior, Jesus Christ.
Ben Patterson writes a book that is easily accessible to readers in its format and educational style; yet written in a voice that is down to earth and user friendly. Muscular Faith is filled with numerous stories of life-lessons learned by Patterson. He leads readers in a step-by-step plan to develop their own personal faith in Christ. From learning about fighting the good fight to the different kinds of faith-filled prayer warrior characteristics to finishing the race, Patterson teaches us to finish our lives well—it’s all about living life in a way that glorifies God and how we live a faith-filled life.
I enjoyed the scripture references and pertinent quotes Patterson provided at the beginning of each chapter. Scripture pertaining to this topic of faith and prayer and the spirit-filled life is rightly divided in this book—his understanding of God’s Word is perceptive and he brings that knowledge home to the reader in a way we all can relate to. This was definitely not a preachy book; but rather, a book filled with scriptural knowledge on a subject that is so relevant to every believer’s life. It is a must read for us all. I highly recommend this book.
My Rating (Muscular Faith): 5 Stars—Outstanding Non-fiction
5 Stars—Outstanding Non-fiction: Rivals my love affair with the classics
4 Stars—Top Notch Non-fiction: Highly recommend you read this book and watch this author
3 Stars—Ordinary Non-fiction: Not earth shattering revelation of greatness, but worth reading
2 Stars—Disappointing Non-fiction: Hoped for more and you won’t find this book fulfilling
1 Star—Not-so-good Non-fiction: Difficult to keep reading; you won’t want to read it either
(Disclaimer: I reserve the right not to post reviews with a rating below 3 Stars)
A gratis copy of this book was sent to this reviewer by the author / or publisher in exchange for an impartial evaluation.