The Essence of Living Faith

The Essence of Living Faith: Real, Live ChristianityThe Essence of Living Faith: Real, Live Christianity by Michael Gifford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Since “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17), The Essence of Living Faith is taking that Word, hiding it in our hearts (Psalm 119:11) and then putting it into action daily. Some of the best examples of living faith are found in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, also known as “The Faithful Hall of Fame”. You are invited to join us in a thirteen-lesson study of this monumental chapter. In it you will discover faith in the hearts of God’s people that led to amazing accomplishments on earth and blessed reward in heaven. We, Too, Can have this faith and, with it, we too can overcome the world and celebrate victory in eternity (1 John 5:4)”

This was an interesting book. While I do not agree with a few statements made in this book, I do for the most part agree on the subject of the book – Living Faith. Using Chapter 11 of the New Testament Book of Hebrews, the author invites us to join him for a thirteen-week study of the acts of faith the various figures in Hebrews 11.

Some of the topics studied over the thirteen weeks are: Living Faith: Involves a Holy Attitude, A Daily Commitment, Respects God’s Power, Accepts God’s Will as Supreme, Conquers Doubts, Is Sacrificial, Seeks, Spiritual Wealth, and Transcends Earthly Troubles.

This book is very well written and very well referenced and includes a multi-page study guide at the end of every chapter. This would be good for a small group study. I would also recommend this book to the new believer as a way to understand their walk of faith. I would also recommend this book to the long time believer to use as a mean to “check in” on their faith attitude.

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