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If you'd like to embark on a lifelong quest for godliness, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will help you on your way. Based on the rich heritage left us by the early church fathers, the Puritan writers, and Jesus Christ Himself, this book takes you through a carefully selected array of disciplines including Scripture reading, prayer, worship, Scripture meditation, evangelism, serving, stewardship, Scripture application, fasting, silence and solitude, journaling, and learning.
©1991 Donald Whitney; (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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Buy it now.

This is one of the best books I have ever read on HOW to live the Christian life. The subjects covered include prayer, Bible reading, scripture memory, fasting, service, giving, worship, and more. The book gives very practical instruction on the why and how of the disciplines, while keeping the focus on growing in Christ.

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  • Steve
  • INDIO, CA, United States
  • 10-16-13

Read this book...but more importantly apply it

Christians, apply the Biblical spiritual disciplines to your life. Great book to help you get started. It was great to learn more fully that almost all of these disciplines are not optional but commanded and expected. We are told to go make disciples, but how can we do that if we ourselves are not disciplined learners.

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Time to Update

I'd like to hear the updated edition with a younger narrator. I had to read this book for a class. First, the updated edition is quite a bit better as technology and information have changed in the last 20 years. Also Whitney's style is incredibly formal, but the updated edition is slightly less so. Toward the end of my semester though, it became apparent I needed a way to get through this book faster than I was. So I got the audiobook for the old version and listened to the last three hours. The narrator is okay. His pronunciation of "Kenya" is incredibly annoying. And his voice in general is not that pleasant. But overall, it's a good book.

It's message is also good, but definitely overwhelming by the end of it. He acknowledges this in his final chapter. It doesn't feel possible to incorporate all of these disciplines in my life at present. But I know that I am by nature not a disciplined person. I intend to make some small changes and document my progress. It's an interesting challenge and hopefully, I'll better in a year than I am right now.

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  • maria
  • MIAMI, FLORIDA, United States
  • 02-05-13

It was exactly what I needed to hear!

Where does Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks high.

What did you like best about this story?

It is practical, simple, easy to follow, and very do-able.

Have you listened to any of Grover Gardner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No. It requires practice of what is being said.

Any additional comments?

I recommend it.

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Every Christian should read this book

This book has all the fundamentals of a Christian. I'm currently a theological major at a university and we were assigned this book. Although I've been a Christian for many years I still think this book is great for reminding us of the daily 'disciplines'

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A Keeper to be read over and over!

Whether you are a brand new follower of Christ or I'm a mature believer who wishes to go deeper, Donald Whitney challenges the reader in every spiritual discipline. I loved this book! The vocal performance was done exceptionally well however, I would also like to have heard it read by a more youthful speaker so that it would not appear to be a book just for an older audience. Nevertheless it is still an excellent read!

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Life Changing!!

Really helps you to put in to perspective the amount of time and discipline the Lord deserves in your everyday life. This is more than a book but a tool that can be used throughout life.

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well narrated

it is a good book for listening but the listening is enhanced by having the book in front of you and following along making notes.

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one of the best books ever

Great Christian book. get audible version. a must have for any Christians library. You will LOVE it.

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good, liked Mathis book better

Whitney's book is better than Foster's - it has a better focus and more biblical advise. however, I preferred Mathis "habits of grace" to this book.

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  • BurnoutSam
  • 09-09-16

Superb....

My first Audible book. Wow...what a transformation this book has opened up to me through His Spirit.

Will you discipline yourself???