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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Worn Out By Obedience by Ron Moore

This book title really caught my attention. I understand what spiritual fatigue is and how I am prone to it. This was a very helpful book to aid in identifying the first signs of spiritual fatigue and how also to take steps to prevent it.

The author uses the example of David fleeing Saul and ending up in Ziklag, the enemy territory of the Philistines. The term Ziklag is used throughout the book to describe the stretches of the spiritual journey where a person has become stalled or has strayed off course. We are in danger of entering Ziklag when we are running too hard and/or are worn out by service, expectations, or disappointment. When we run away we are more likely to make poor choices and fall into temptation. There is hope though found in the grace of Christ. The author has many helpful insights to aid the reader in escaping Ziklag.

I would highly recommend this book for any lay person involved in ministry or members of a church staff. So many times we justify our tiredness or even self-righteousness  by thinking we are the only ones who can do a ministry or task. This book helps the reader to see the whole picture and to acknowledge that God is the one in control, not us.

I received this book from Moody Publishers for this honest review.        

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