By: John White
Published: IVP (2008)
Price for CMF student members: £4
With so many Christian books on so many different topics, do you find it difficult to know where to start? Try this: The Fight offers an overall, Bible-based quide to the Christian life as a whole. Psychiatrist John White makes clear what it means to be born again, describing our new status before God and looking in more detail at how we can live this out. The book is set out in short, easily digestible chapters and covers everything from prayer, Bible reading and guidance, to faith, holiness and the devil. White identifies the areas in which we may struggle and provides very practical advice for Christian living. He's careful not to create a legalistic, box-ticking exercise, but constantly reminds us of the wonders of God's grace and our motivation to bring him glory. As well as being a perfect starter for new Christians, this book is a great encouragement for those already running the race. The Fight is a serious and timely reminder of our role in the struggle, as we eagerly await the return of Christ.
Review by Clare Bird, Leeds