Why is it that our evangelistic efforts are often fraught with failure? Several reasons may be given . . . but one main reason is that we don’t look like the Christ we proclaim. . . .
A Hindu professor, identifying one of his students as a Christian, once said, “If you Christians lived like Jesus, India would be at your feet tomorrow.”
—Christopher J. H. Wright in Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit (this month’s free book)
We can’t look like Christ unless we’re in his Word. It shows us how, like in Galatians 5:22–23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”
But that well-known passage can be taken for granted.
Pastor and scholar Christopher Wright digs in and brings it to life in Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, free through September. Through nine chapters incorporating Scripture, stories, and illustrations, he helps readers more deeply understand each fruit. Then he goes a step further with questions that prompt contemplation, discussion, and application.
One reviewer said,
Chris roots us in the whole understanding of these dynamic truths by connecting the fruit of the Spirit with needed yet often overlooked context from the Old Testament. Encouragement jumps out from the pages of this book as readers are reminded of how our ordinary lives bear the mark of Christ’s love and how giants of the faith like John Stott applied such truth via daily prayer.
Get Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit today.