Menu

From the Learning about Faith section

Notice: This site is no longer being updated. It will continue to be available as an archive, at least until the end of March 2019. If you rely on it for review links, please adjust them before then.

The project has disseminated reviews and other information about Christian books since the start of the Millennium. We regret that it is no longer possible to sustain it.

Good to Great in God's Eyes

10 Practices Great Christians Have in Common

by Chip Ingram

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £9.99
Publisher:Baker Books imprint of Baker Pub. from Lion
Published:April 2012
ISBN:978-0-801-01427-7
Review:
As a reviewer, I feared the worst when I read the back cover of this book which says: "Do you long for a spiritual breakthrough? Then this book is for you." We have all read books which promise amazing results through highly prescriptive methods. Fortunately this book is not one of those. On the contrary, whilst recommending new ways of doing things, the author specifically says that this is not a ten-step plan to gain God's favour or to impress other people. He guides us through ten new ways of thinking and doing which may move us on from being "good Christians" to "great" ones. As he puts it: "Good Christians 'live the life'; great Christians 'leave a legacy'". He uses many examples from his own long ministry and from the lives of others to demonstrate his ten practices which include reading great books, taking great risks, enjoying great moments and empowering great people. This book is down to earth, not super-spiritual, it presents challenging but realistic goals and above all it does this with a lightness of touch which will encourage the reader to try these practices rather than collapse under a pile of guilt and self-condemnation. Above all this book demonstrates the warm heart, pastoral sensitivity and common sense of a man who has spent many years in Christian service. I guarantee that you will be encouraged and uplifted by this book.

Reviewer: Roger Coode   (20/02/13)
Church House Bookshop
Candle Books
Scripture Union
CLC Christian Bookshops
Together Magazine
Aslan Christian Books
Gospel for Asia UK
Ritchie Christian Media
The Third Target - Joel Rosenberg