Discipleship A Book Review

Living for Christ in the Daily Grind
By J. Heinrich Arnold
Published by Plough Publishing House

A quiet conversation with an old wise companion. That’s how I felt reading Discipleship. I look forward to going back to this book time and again. It’s a perfect blend of devotional and reference.

Discipleship is a compilation of the author’s writings gleaned from years of collected letters, sermons and articles. As the introduction explains, “The excerpts in this book were compiled and edited over several years by people who knew Arnold personally.” Organized by topic and visually divided into brief sections of thought, relevant scriptural references are also included alongside in the margins.

Discipleship is a thoughtful read, but not a quick one. I found myself stopping to mull over many passages. Passages where I did not agree completely with the author, as well as passages of total agreement. Many times I found myself thinking how the author explains my thoughts completely. Then I would read other passages where I had to pencil in huge question marks beside. These places where I did not agree with the author’s theology at least caused me to deeply consider the reasons and examine scripture for myself. I would recommend this book, but only for a reader who holds a firm biblical foundation, from which wise discernment prevails.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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