There are some passages in Scripture we return to over and over (e.g. John 3:16), but other sections we tend to only glance at when we have to (e.g. 1 Chronicles 6). Thinking back upon my devotional life and preaching ministry throughout the last decade, Galatians 5:22-23 is a section I have turned to again and again.
What is it about these simple words – a list actually – that captivates me?
Perhaps it is Paul’s simplicity in summarizing the Christian life. Maybe it is my deep hunger and desire to be shaped into such a man as exhibits these. In either case, I love the words and, more importantly, the message behind them.
One of my best friends, Ben Zornes, just released his FIRST BOOK entitled The Fruitful Christian Life. And this month I want to give away five of them.
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, Ben 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.
Interested in a copy?
This month we are giving away five SIGNED copies and it is really easy to sign up.
In the past we made people who were interested fill out their name and email in a form which we randomly selected from. We are changing things up from here on out – all you need to do to be entered to win a copy of the book is to be signed up as a member of the deeperChristian community.
If you already receive deeperChristian quotes, the blog, or the Weekly Review in your email inbox, you are ALREADY ENTERED! As we continue to shift toward the full “relaunch” of the deeperChristian site – you’ll notice several benefits and bonuses for those who become a part of the dC community.
Interested in becoming a part of the community? Click Here!
When you sign up you can choose to receive
- epic Christian quotes in your inbox (daily)
- updates whenever we post a blog (usually 2-3 times a week)
- the Weekly Review (one email on Saturday that covers everything deeperChristian: blogs, quotes, and my mom’s favorite recipes – just kidding)
- or you can sign up for all of the above
In coming weeks, I’ll let you know more of the bonuses from being a member of the community, but until then, if you haven’t already signed up – Click Here.
The 5 winners of The Fruitful Christian Life will be notified by email on November 1, 2014 and their names will be posted in next month’s giveaway overview.
Here are last month’s winners:
September 2014 Winners!
Congratulations to the following individuals who won a copy of one of my favorite biographies: Samuel Brengle – Portrait of a Prophet.
- Jared Nagtegaal
- Tim Meier