Devoted – Arron Chambers

Devoted - Arron Chambers

QUICK HIT: Devoted is a great book that takes you from simply being a Christian to doing Christianity, which is really the heart of the Christian message. You weren’t saved to sit in a pew and faith without works is dead. So get out and live your faith as an active Devotee of the Word.

There is a problem in American Christianity. We have the right beliefs. We know the right things to say. We understand how church works. But we aren’t devotees. We aren’t devoted. We live the Christian life out of duty rather than devotion. And with a powerful tone and conversational writing, Arron Chambers calls readers out of their pews, out of their ordinary lives, into a life as a Devotee.

Throughout the book, Chambers identifies thirteen areas of being a Devotee. These are action verbs. Things with an –ing suffix that make the Christian life an active life:

  • Waiting
  • Trusting
  • Seeing
  • Speaking
  • Learning
  • Sharing
  • Remembering
  • Praying
  • Believing
  • Sacrificing
  • Enjoying
  • Praising
  • Growing

As the book progresses, you can hear Chambers’ passion and fervor as he writes about the life-changing nature of salvation. Each chapter is a beautiful study into what it means to be a devoted child of God. Arron dives deep into Scripture and peppers his manuscript with wonderful, personal anecdotes that draw you into his message and how he has succeeded, failed, and strived to live it out.

Altogther, Devoted is a great book that takes you from simply being a Christian to doing Christianity, which is really the heart of the Christian message. You weren’t saved to sit in a pew and faith without works is dead. So get out and live your faith as an active Devotee of the Word.

I especially recommend Devoted as a small group study. While no study questions are available in the book, Arron has developed study resources at DevotedBook.com that you can use. This is a book that should be read closely and carefully, one that’ll change the way you look at your faith, if you let it.

 

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