Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Christian Graces: God's Blueprint For The Development Of Complete Christians by Adam Cozort

Christian Graces: God's Blueprint For The Development Of Complete Christians is a relatively short (65 pages) study of the Christian Graces as presented in 2 Peter 1:5-7 (diligence, faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, charity). Divided into one chapter per grace, this book would be ideal for a weekly group study using the included in-depth discussion questions found at the end of each chapter.

Adam starts this study be explaining the importance of building these graces one upon another in order to develop a life etched in Christian character. He explains why it is pertinent to pay attention  to their ordering and not try to strengthen your patience before focusing on temperance, or the problem with pursuing godliness before virtue.

For each grace, we learn it's Biblical importance, other uses of the original Greek term (including other translations), Biblical and modern examples, and why this grace is still relevant and pertinent to building a life of character in today's world.

Adam explains even the most theological aspects on a personal level that most people should be able to relate to. He simplifies complex ideas without making you feel as though it's been over diluted. I would recommend Christian Graces to teens and adults who want to gain a better understanding and perspective of the Biblical character we should all aspire to possess. 4/5 stars.

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary print copy of this book from the publisher via BookCrash for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*

About The Author (copied from back cover):
The son of a preacher, Adam has been around preaching and the Bible his entire life. He began doing fill-in preaching for small congregations at the age of 16. After graduating, high school he attended the Tri-Cities School of Preaching and Christian Development, where he was part of their first graduating class in 2005. Over the past 10 years, he has preached full-time for congregations in Virginia, Georgia, and Mississippi.
He and his wife, Shearisa, have five sons whose lives take up the overwhelming majority of his "free" time.
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