Thursday, October 10, 2013

Daybreak Review

Nathan Ward has written a great book called "Daybreak: A Guide to Overcoming Temptation". I went into this book wondering how yet another book was going to talk about temptation. I was pleasantly surprised and I really enjoyed the format of this book as well as the content.

Ward breaks the book up into three sections about temptation: The Call (holiness, self-denial, and new life), The Enemy (Satan and self), and Temptation (before the battle, in the fray and after the fight). He doesn't have just the same old writing and same old scripture about fighting temptation. And the scripture applies to all kinds of temptation. Ward talks about every single aspect you can think of for fighting temptation. He encourages us to be better Christians. He urges us that we can fight against ourselves to live more for God. He asks the tough questions, such as - Do we really want to give up sin? How much do we really want to grow into God's image? How bad is that desire in us?

The foundation of the book is that we have to give up our "self". Interesting because I just heard a fantastic sermon about this yesterday. We have to die to ourselves and give our lives over to God. It's not easy. Sometimes it's not fun. But it's extremely rewarding. And Nathan Ward is giving us some great tips and encouragement on how to live this life, and open ourselves up - to Daybreak.

Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews and DeWard Publishing Company for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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