I love the fruit of the Spirit.
Galatians 6 is a reminder that the emphasis is on what the Spirit of God is producing in and through my life (not what I can produce in my own self-effort and ability).
Several years ago, Ben Zornes, a good friend of mine, wrote a series of eleven meditations on the fruit of the Spirit and asked me to write the forward for the book. Here is the end of the forward I wrote:
Packaged with care, potency, and insight, this book inspects the fruit of the Spirit, and with wit and whimsical rhetoric, shows how our lives are to bear love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. With the substance of the Puritans and the ready pen of a Charles Spurgeon and Isaac Watts, my good friend Ben Zornes reveals how the “Fruitful Christian Life” is not for super-saints but is the call upon every Christian’s life. The Christian life is, in fact, to be fruitful.
Zornes has taken an oft-quoted passage and offers it to us with freshness and profound insight. Its words and message were not crafted in an intellectual classroom but in the place of prayer, depending upon the Spirit of God for wisdom and understanding. As such, The Fruitful Christian Life has greatly encouraged, challenged, and deepened my walk with Christ, and I pray it does the same for you. May your life and mine exhibit the fruit of the Spirit to the praise and glory of our King Jesus Christ.
While recently pondering the fruits of the Spirit, I was reminded of this book and smiled upon its remembrance. So for this month’s free book giveaway, I wanted to give away five copies of The Fruitful Christian Life.
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Here are last month’s winners:
July 2018 Winners!
Congratulations to the following individuals who won a copy of Stephen Manley’s book In My Eye (available on Amazon soon).
- Amanda Saxton
- Sherry Mace
- Angel Walker
- Brad Harrison
- Jennifer Courville
- Danielle Beiler
- Raymond Parker