Active Spirituality Grace and Effort in the Christian Life Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  June 2, 2014
Active Spirituality Grace and Effort in the Christian Life Book Cover Active Spirituality Grace and Effort in the Christian Life
Brian Hedges
Shepherd Press

In Active Spirituality, Brian Hedges allows us to read someone else’s mail. In a series of warm pastoral letters, written to a young Christian, the letter’s recipient dives into the paradox of grace and effort in the life of faith.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life by Brian Hedges (Shepherd Press, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I highly recommend this wonderful book first and foremost to pastors, small group leaders, and especially middle and high school pastors and leaders.”
Reviewer: Mike Boling
: 5 Stars

“I was blessed by the tone and content of this book. It contains theological talk without being a theology book.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

I highly recommend Active Spirituality not only because it is well-written, but also because it stands with the Bible.”
Reviewer:Val Belley
Rating: 5 Stars

“Are you struggling with assurance or the relationship between grace and effort in the Christian life? Then read this book.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

Active Spirituality is a deeply refreshing book that will serve as a reminder for believers that they are not alone in the struggle to fight the good fight of faith.”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 4 Stars

“For new Christians, this is a must-read book. This is a book for those struggling with their assurance of salvation.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is very informative and will help readers who struggle with the balance between grace and works.”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book will serve as a great introduction to the Christian life for new believers, as well as an important reminder to seasoned saints.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Tomes
Rating: 5 Stars

“This would be an excellent book for those who are interested in the Reformation movement, or others who would like to see what it is all about.”
Reviewer: Maryann Bell
Rating: 3 Stars

“The book is short enough to finish in one sitting, but I highly recommend savoring its message. Consider reading a few pages then pausing to reflect upon the ideas for a day or so.This book could be the perfect devotional to enjoy alone, or share it with a Sunday evening gathering.”
Reviewer: Dianna Gardenhour
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book for new Christians and any Christian who is going through a time of great struggle over how to work out the so great a salvation that they have been given in Christ Jesus.”
Reviewer: Craig Hurst
Rating: 4 Star

“Hedges has done the Church a service by giving us an easy-to-read and immensely practical book about the balance between grace and effort.”
Reviewer: Timothy Harris
Rating: 4 Stars

“I really liked this book and connected with the author as he spoke to many of the struggles I’ve had in my own Christian life.”
Reviewer: Rick Lucian
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book because it balances well resting in and walking with Christ in the Spirit.”
Reviewer: Greg Wilson
Rating: 3 Stars

“I highly recommend this book. If you ever wanted to understand the relationship between Law and Gospel or know someone who does you need to get this book. It is accessible, readable and very well done!”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book not only for young believers but for any Christian needing encouragement.”
Reviewer: Persis Lorenti
Rating: 5 Stars

“One of the benefits of the letter format, is that Hedges presents his theology humbly. I give this four stars and recommend this book for young Christians.”
Reviewer: James Matichuk
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found the book to be helpful, and I enjoyed it.”
Reviewer: Asa Veek
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend the book to any person who is drifting away from faith in God and want a clearly identifiable understanding of how walking in faith with Him will give direction toward the correct path.”
Reviewer: Edythe Hamilton
Rating: 4 Stars

“All Christians should read this book.”
Reviewer: Ann Beaulieu
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend this book for new and struggling Christians.”
Reviewer: Suzanne Jackson
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is grace-filled and provides gospel-saturated encouragement for people on the road of faith.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is a great help in reminding God’s people of the sufficiency of Jesus.”
Reviewer: Stuart Brogden
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book would make helpful devotional reading over the course of a month.”
Reviewer: Ben Shaw
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book will help Christians apply what they believe to their daily life.”
Reviewer: Deb Stanhope
Rating: 3 Stars

“New believers will find this book helpful.”
Reviewer: Coralie Cowan
Rating: 3 Stars

“This book aims to help and empower believers to be who God has called them to be.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is an excellent work for more mature Christians to help solidify the practical foundations of our faith.”
Reviewer: Daniel Shire
Rating: 5 Stars

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