This is one of the most challenging books I have read in a long time. C. F Stanley outlines seven essential areas in our lives which need to be given serious attention if we are to reach our full potential for God. Not only does he look at spiritual aspects but he also challenges the reader to make all parts of everyday living dedicated to God, using the gifts and abilities we have been given. All of the arguments he presents are based on scripture.
Written in a very down-to-earth, gentle way, the book was easy to understand and in my opinion theologically sound. Many of the issues raised are very challenging and made me ponder about alot of areas in my life where I could make improvements and perhaps allow for more spiritual growth and room for God to speak to me more. As the book progressed it became more interesting and I found myself wanting to read more and more everyday. Each chapter was used as a building block for the next chapter and so the writing was very cohesive and by the end of the book, a clear picture had been painted as to how we can try to reach our full potential for God. While it would obviously be a good book for new converts, I would also recommend it to all Christians, as it is so easy for us to become complacent in a our walk with God, and a few reminders of how to walk closely with God are always healthy for our spiritual growth.
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