Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review - 5 Things Every Christian Needs to Grow by RC Sproul

The thought I had while reading this book is that it would be a helpful resource to give a new believer. The information found in it would be of great value to new converts because this book covers topics that are needed to grow in Christ. In the chapter on service the author, RC Sproul from Ligonier Ministries, explains why he chose the five topics discussed in this book. To quote, The five practices we are exploring in this book are all means of grace. A means of grace is a tool or instrument that God uses to strengthen and nurture us so that we grow in conformity to Christ. The five tools that RC gives us are foundational to growth in Christ - Bible study, prayer, worship, service and stewardship. Clearly these are tools that all Christians, new and old alike, need each day in their walk with God.

RC writes in a clear and easily understood manner. A person doesn’t need a theological degree to grasp each topic and the importance they have in the life of a Christian. He takes us to Scripture to show us how each tool is needed and required of believers. RC's desire for his readers to grow in Christ is evident on every page.

I would encourage anyone to pick up this little book, new believer or life-long Christian. When you finish you will be better equipped to grow in Christ. You can purchase it from LigonierChristian Book or from Amazon.

Disclaimer - I received this resource free as a PDF from Reformation Trust Publishing. I will receive a free copy of this book as compensation for my review, positively or negatively, on my site.