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Developing Discipline

In the book, “Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer’s Life,” Elisabeth Elliot gives seven disciplines for the Christian walk: body, mind, place, time, possessions, work and feelings.

Unfamiliar with Elliot, I was looking forward to the topic and expecting a straightforward and practical guide of sorts.  While she did give some practical, Bible-based insights, her writing at times was somewhat rambling and preachy. Using personal anecdotes and Scripture, the book is a compilation of wisdom that outlines seven disciplines that shape the Christian life. 

Elliot discusses how following the practices of disciplining your body, mind, honor, time, possessions, work and emotions lead to greater joy and asserts that through discipline and surrender to God’s sovereignty, we experience true fulfillment as humans.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, as part of its Book Review Blogger Program. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

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