Released in the UK September 2020
Released in the US September 2020
Large trade paperback | 192 Pages
9781527105553 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – REL012120
A Christian believes that God’s Holy Spirit indwells them, and that through Christ they have a relationship with God. But for many of us the experience of that relationship varies in intensity, our devotion seemingly affected by the external factors that make up our life. In this book John D. Hannah examines the nature of the spiritual life, and argues that while our Christian walk is bound to traverse peaks and valleys, there is a lifestyle we can put into practice that allows us to focus on the faithfulness of God’s promises. This does not entail relying on one’s own strength but emphasises God’s Word, prayer and the church family as blessings through which to cultivate intimacy with God.
John D. Hannah
John D. Hannah has been a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary for forty years, specialising in theology and history. He is also an author, and frequently speaks at churches and conferences.
This book will rescue you from a self–help, quick–fix, perspective, and yet challenge you to follow Christ practically in old and bold ways—all while believing the best is yet to come.
President and Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary, Texas
Any Christian who wants to think deeply about the normal Christian life and what it means to ‘struggle successfully’ will benefit from the practical insights found in these pages.
Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Baton Rouge, Los Angeles
What a blessing to have been a student of John Hannah! Sitting in his classroom was like trekking through mountain ranges, the majesty of the living God on display all around, glorious vistas opening up in the words of his lectures. I’m delighted that this book will make Dr. Hannah’s teaching available beyond his classroom, and I’m eager to keep copies on hand to give it away to anyone seeking a more intimate walk with God.
James M. Hamilton Jr.
Professor of Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
The reader walks away not with a sense of the impossibility of the Christian life, but with a renewed longing for authentic intimacy with God.
Michael J. Svigel
Chair and Professor of Theological Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas