A Christian believes that God’s Holy Spirit indwells them, and that through Christ they have a relationship with God. But for many of us the experience of that relationship varies in intensity, our devotion seemingly affected by the external factors that make up our life. In this book John D. Hannah examines the nature of the spiritual life, and argues that while our Christian walk is bound to traverse peaks and valleys, there is a lifestyle we can put into practise that allows us to focus on the faithfulness of God’s promises. This does not entail relying on one’s own strength but emphasises God’s Word, prayer and the church family as blessings through which to cultivate intimacy with God.
This book will rescue you from a self–help, quick–fix, perspective, and yet challenge you to follow Christ practically in old and bold ways—all while believing the best is yet to come.
Mark Yarbrough, President and Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary, Texas
What a blessing to have been a student of John Hannah! Sitting in his classroom was like trekking through mountain ranges, the majesty of the living God on display all around, glorious vistas opening up in the words of his lectures. I’m delighted that this book will make Dr. Hannah’s teaching available beyond his classroom, and I’m eager to keep copies on hand to give it away to anyone seeking a more intimate walk with God.
James M. Hamilton Jr., Professor of Biblical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky