Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life

Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life

Brian G. Hedges / Sep 17, 2019

Active Spirituality Grace and Effort in the Christian Life 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 an

  • Title: Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life
  • Author: Brian G. Hedges
  • ISBN: 9781936908578
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 Is my Christian life about trying or trusting Would I describe my relationship to God as running or resting Is my life characterized byIn 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 Is my Christian life about trying or trusting Would I describe my relationship to God as running or resting Is my life characterized by grace or effort The wisdom in the letters makes clear that it is both trying and trusting, running and resting, dependence on grace and exerting disciplined effort This balance is not about getting my doctrine right, but is key to living a healthy Christian life.So, pull up a chair, settle in, and read over the shoulder of Chris, a struggling young adult trying to find a church, overcome discouragement, live a chaste life, and develop a plan for spiritual growth, all while learning to rest in the finished work of Jesus.

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      • Brian G. Hedges

        Brian G Hedges is the author of Christ Formed in You The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change Shepherd Press, 2010 , Licensed to Kill A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin Cruciform Press, 2011 , and Active Spirituality Grace and Effort in the Christian Life Shepherd Press, 2014 Brian serves as the lead pastor for Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan and has been married to Holly since 1996 They have four children and live in South Bend, Indiana For fun, Brian enjoys reading, golfing, hanging out with friends family, and watching good movies.


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    1. Understanding the balance between faith in the finished work of the cross and the need for the believer to press on towards holiness through the work of the Holy Spirit in their life is a vital element of the Christian walk and something that quite frankly is grossly misunderstood in today’s Church. Amid the roaring din of the seemingly never ending confrontation between the overly legal and the overly grace oriented approaches that seem to unfortunately garner so much of the spotlight these d [...]


    2. Christian theology has many tensions and mysteries including: divine sovereignty and human responsibility, the immanence and transcendence of God and the two natures of Christ as fully God and man. We recognize that we will never fully comprehend these truths that can at times feel contradictory. Alas, we are human and trust in the divine wisdom of our Creator God.Currently there is a debate among evangelical Christians about the doctrine of sanctification. Books and blog posts have been written [...]


    3. I actually do not know how or where to start my book review and I have done a few. So it’s not that I don’t know how there done! The thing is I’m overwhelmed in about what I need to say because almost all the Book is highlighted. This is an outstanding book to say the least! I am speechless or rather “wordless” about how I should bring forth to you my readers what is most important, because it seems that everything the author talks about is relevant. The thing is he touches on so many [...]


    4. My spiritual life is guided by two firm convictions. First, I believe in the gospel grammar is indicative-imperative. That is, the gospel–the good news–is first proclaimed and received before we are told how to walk in it. In contrast, I also believe the way is made by walking and some truth is not apprehended by us until it is enacted. It gets into your bones before it enters your brain. This is one of the reasons that the sacraments are such a powerful component to the spiritual life. We a [...]


    5. “At its heart, this book is about the perseverance of the saints.” The presented form of this book is a series of “letters written to someone in the throes of temptation and endurance, agony and ecstasy, victory and defeat…struggling young adult trying to find a church, live a chaste life, and walk with Jesus.” Brian G. Hedges’ book discusses backsliding, apostasy, atonement, and perseverance while walking in faith. For example, in Letter 1: Walking in the Way discusses staying on co [...]


    6. “Active Spirituality” is not written as a basic theology book, but as a series of letters to a young Christian. It was refreshing to see this format in a book that deals with a few challenging topics. As someone who spends much of his time reading systematic theology or biblical theology, it was nice to see a different approach to theology by utilizing this genre. In my opinion, the use of fictional correspondence helps capture the pastoral heart of the author and helps to emphasize the over [...]


    7. "Is the Christian life about trying or trusting? Would I describe my relationship to God as running or resting? Is my life more characterized by grace or effort?"When I read this short summary of Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life, I was hopeful that it would help me strike a balance between God's work and my work in living in living out holiness in my everyday life. I hoped it would help me think through legalism versus obedience, going through the motions versus living [...]


    8. Hedges is the Lead Pastor of Fulkerson Baptist Church in Niles, MI, where he has been since 2003. He blogs at brianghedges.This book is a practical book dealing with the issue that sanctification, or growth in grace, is something that requires active obedience by the Christian. It is not a how-to book, which is to its author’s credit. Sanctification is something that looks different in every Christian, and proceeds individually, though the Spirit uses the same means with each person. It is wri [...]


    9. “Acedia” n. spiritual or mental sloth; apathy. Thomas Aquinas wrote about it in the 13th century. Brian Hedges writes about it in the 21st century. Medieval monks worried about it in the midst of their solitude. We confront it in our media age. “I sometimes wonder if acedia now manifests itself in frittering time away on smartphones and the Internet, in channel surfing…” (pg. 25)This book appears at an opportune time, as a debate is ongoing concerning the believer’s means of sanctifi [...]


    10. Personally, this was a very hard review for me to write, I had to sit down and think very hard about what I could say.Active SpiritualityBrian Hedges has brought to us a book written to Christians on our daily walk with God. Written in a letter form, with lots of illustrations from authors we all know well; it is easy to read through the doctrine that he has supplied. What I found is that Mr. Hedges is deep in the Reformation movement, which is different from my view of the Bible, nonetheless, M [...]


    11. I really enjoyed reading Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort by Brian G. Hedges. It is written in the form of letters to a friend that is having problems in his life and It made me feel that Brian had written these letters to me. I usually have a hard time reading theological type books but this one kept me interested. There are many references to chapters in the bible and he makes you see how the bible does relate to us. It will help you learn to be more Active Spiritually in your life. I rec [...]


    12. I really enjoyed the letter format of this book. It seemed so personal, like a friend exhorting me and encouraging me in my walk with Christ, rather than giving me a lecture. I particularly liked the many quotes from well-known authors, like C.S. Lewis. To quote Hebrews 12:1, as I read this book it felt like being 'surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses'.




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