Monday, November 3, 2014

Renewing Your Mind - Review

Summary: Bestselling author Neil Anderson’s lifelong passion is to help people find freedom in Christ as they experience spiritual breakthroughs. Based on his classic book, The Daily Discipler, eight new studies are being published for believers who want to become rooted and built up in Christ so they can live in and become set apart for Christ . Renewing Your Mind is the fourth study in the series of eight “Victory in Christ” studies that promise to set a new standard for discipleship training. This six-session study shows the believer how to live under grace with a renewed mind. Anderson also shows the reader how to overcome anger, anxiety, depression and loss. 

My Take:

I am a big believer in good discipleship and helping to mentor and educate new believers. This is a Biblically sound study to help in that process.

This is both an approachable and ... easy to do study while also covering challenging and in-depth topics. Each topic/chapter is very short (usually 1 1/2 to 2 pages of study followed by another 1 1/2 to 2 pages of questions with a lot of space to write answers.

It is designed to be a daily study (each chapter starts with 5 daily assignments for Scripture readings). It could be used in a weekly Bible study with some alterations but the only additional information for teachers is some suggestions about how to run a class that is provided at the end (there isn't a leader's book with more content to flesh out the study further that I know of).

It is written in approachable and fairly simple language except for the quotes - which all seem to be from very early Christian writers (up to about 600 AD).

Since it is referred to so often, I wish the author had included the Steps to Freedom in Christ. I expected it to be listed in the Notes at the end of the book and it wasn't there - although we are led to where you can find it.

I want to thank Bethany House for providing my copy in exchange for my honest review.