A Vine-Ripened Life: Spiritual Fruitfulness through Abiding in Christ Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  September 15, 2014
A Vine-Ripened Life: Spiritual Fruitfulness through Abiding in Christ Book Cover A Vine-Ripened Life: Spiritual Fruitfulness through Abiding in Christ
Stanley D. Gale
Reformation Heritage Books
July 13, 2014
303

The grace that stimulates the fruit and maturity of a sanctified life comes to us through Jesus Christ. We bear much fruit only as we abide in Him. In A Vine-Ripened Life, author Stanley Gale points us to Jesus, the Vine of life of John 15, in whom we, as branches, must live and grow to bear the fruit of a grace-grown life. He explains, “Having begun in Christ we remain in Christ, continuing to draw our life from Him and maturing in grace.” With pastoral sensitivity and an engaging style, Gale teaches readers both about the fruit of Christian character and how to cultivate it. Questions at the end of each chapter make this an ideal study for individuals or groups.

This week, the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for A Vine-Ripened Life: Spiritual Fruitfulness through Abiding in Christ (Reformation Heritage Books, 2014). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“I recommend this helpful book.”
Angela Parsley
Rating: 4 Stars

“I highly recommend this book.”
Reviewer: Tina Garrett
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a great read which will help God’s people in their walk with God.”
Reviewer: Val Belley
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very helpful and accessible book.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a helpful and much needed book.”
Reviewer: Josh Skinner
Rating: 4 Stars

“I recommend this book for all Christians because it is helpful in the on-going process of Christian sanctification.”
Reviewer: Beth Saathoff
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very helpful book that will help believers grow in the grace of God.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very helpful and engaging book.”
Reviewer: William Perkins
Rating: 5 Stars

“This is a helpful book, I recommend you pick up.”
Reviewer: James Spinti
Rating: 3 Stars

“I enjoyed reading this book.”
Reviewer: Sarah Peppel
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is written in a user-friendly devotional format which new believers can read and understand.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“I warmly recommend Gale’s book for all those who want to grow in their devotion to Christ.”
Reviewer: John Divito
Rating: 5 Stars

“I highly recommend this book. It is perfect to give as a gift to Christian friends, and its small size makes it wonderful for reading on travels.”
Reviewer: Marjolaine Belley
Rating: 5 Stars

“A Vine-Ripened Life” is a great small group study and is particularly helpful for new Christians seeking to learn more about developing and maturing in their faith.”
Reviewer: Jill Jones
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is an excellent book that will help readers understand the fruits of the Spirit.”
Reviewer: Jalynn Patterson
Rating: 5 Stars

“A good read and reference for knowing more about a fruitful life.”
Reviewer: Michael Taylor
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is excellent book is easy to read.”
Reviewer: Sarah Denman
Rating: 5 stars

“This book reads like a series of written sermons: solid, biblical, and more faithful than fizzy.”
Reviewer: Darryl Dash
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a very good book rooted in the Word of God.”
Reviewer: Richard Lucian
Rating: 5 Stars

“I recommend the book to all who want to grow in love, joy and peace.”
Reviewer: Ben Toh
Rating: 3 Stars

“This book is grounded in the gospel and will help you to understand the fruits of the Spirit.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book will help you to understand the fruits of the Spirit.”
Reviewer: Jennifer King
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book  is a refreshing reminder of who we are and Whose we are and the profound joy of abiding in The Vine.”
Reviewer:  Lesley Eischen
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a helpful book and one to share with family and friends.”
Reviewer: Karen Lyons
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book is biblical, wholesome, helpful and useful.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book points the reader back to Christ and the gospel.”
Reviewer: Sara Shoop
Rating: 4 Stars

“From a homeschooling point of view, this book would not make a good curriculum, but it could be a good Bible study guide for teens and adults.”
Reviewer: Annie Kate Aarnoutse
Rating: 4 Stars

“I found A Vine-Ripened Life to be an enriching little book, worth reading and contemplating.”
Reviewer: Amanda Cain
Rating: 4 Stars

“This book will help you understand what a vine-ripened life should look like and that such a life is a heart after God.”
Review: Jeanie Schwagerman
Rating: 5 Stars