Over the next couple weeks I plan to host several book giveaways.
I love to share books with you. Plus a giveaway is always good for pulling out a few lurkers! So if you have never commented - this is your chance!
The first book is Walking the Talk, Calling All Believers in Christ to Obedience by Arvin Martin.
I'm often asked questions about what the Mennonites believe. Mennonites seek to live a life of obedience to the Word of God and take literally the commands of Christ. Walking the Talk never mentions Mennonites, or any other denomination or church group, but the book is about radical obedience to Christ and His Word, so if you want to know what the Mennonites believe, this book would be a good place to start.
Walking the Talk begins with the foundation - asking the big questions about who we are, what is our purpose, and where are we going. Following are chapters on such topics as the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, and Faith vs. Works. The last half of the book delves into practical areas of obedience such as music and finances. I like that Arvin lays down the principle before discussing the application. For example, he shares a chapter on humility before tackling the subject of modesty.
There are two things I especially liked about Walking the Talk. The first is the huge amount of Scripture the book includes. This is a Word-saturated book.
I also appreciated the short chapters. Some days it feels like I don't even have time to pick up my Bible. With the short chapters and the quoted Scripture, I could enjoy a Bible study even when I didn't have much time. Each chapter ends with some study questions to help reflect over the past chapter.
Arvin is one of the ministers at our church and I was able to read the
first draft of his book several years ago. It is fun to see the book come together. I'm grateful for the huge amount of time he has put into this project.
To enter a giveaway leave a comment and tell me about a book that you enjoyed recently. (Maybe I'll get an idea for my next read!) Be sure to include your email address so I can contact you.
You can also purchase your own copy of Walking the Talk from Vision Publishers.
Giveaway is open for one week and is open to US residents. Winner chosen by Random.org.