Sometimes sensitive, sometimes provocative, but always encouraging, Arnold guides readers toward leading Christlike lives amid the stress and strain of modern life. With free study guide and leader's guide.
Sometimes sensitive, sometimes provocative, but always encouraging, Arnold guides readers toward leading Christlike lives amid the stress and strain of modern life. Perhaps the hardest thing about following Christ is translating our good intentions into deeds. Christ calls us, and we yearn to answer him, but time and again we lose resolve. Is discipleship really possible today? Many of the selections in this book offer answers to specific needs or problems. Others grapple with broader themes such as world suffering, salvation, and the coming of the kingdom of God. All of them pulsate with conviction and compassion, giving fresh hope to those who find themselves lonely or disheartened in the daily search to follow Christ.
Softcover, 5.5 x 8.5
This book is a collection of the author's writings, many of them letters. The topics are very wide ranging, covering just about everything, which is not surprising because Arnold was a man of God; and God cares about everything! Their style could be called that of "tough love", although that term had not yet been coined during the time Arnold when wrote! At any rate, you will find straight talk from Arnold, which is a refreshing contrast with the sentimental stuff popular these days. If you are concerned about what a recent writer called "The Osteenification" of the Church, Arnold is a good antidote! But, as good as his writings are, Arnold stresses the all-important point that people today "need to be shown deeds and a practical way of discipleship". (p. 91) This reminds me of a talk I heard by a missionary who told us about the great examples of godly living he saw from the persecuted Christians on the mission field - he said he learned far more from their lives than he had from what he was taught in Bible College! But the next best thing is godly counsel, of which you will find plenty in this book, which I highly recommend for that reason. I heartily concur with Betty Elliott's plaudit, found on the jacket, which regards this book as "thoroughly scriptural and highly practical".