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A book review of The Divine Adventure: Spiritual Practices For a Modern-Day Disciple by Rebecca Friedlander

A book review of The Divine Adventure: Spiritual Practices For a Modern-Day Disciple by Rebecca Friedlander

Stars: *****

Baker Books (2021)
Christian Living
224 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Are you looking for God’s best for your life? Do you have a plan for getting there? God created you for an amazing adventure of faith, and the twelve spiritual practices found in The Divine Adventure offer a practical road map for your journey. By learning to apply ancient spiritual disciplines, you’ll discover a life of wonder, passion, and flourishing faith.

Intensely personal and deeply practical, The Divine Adventure unpacks powerful disciplines that will revolutionize your prayer life, deepen your intimacy with God, create balance between rest and work, cultivate meaningful community with others, and more. Drawing from Scripture, ancient writings, visits to holy sites, and her own life experiences of brokenness and breakthrough, Rebecca Friedlander shares the keys that any follower of Christ can use to unlock their own divine adventure. Whether you’re a new believer or a seasoned disciple, you’ll find that implementing these practices will both empower your passion for Jesus and open new opportunities to express God’s heart to others. Are you ready?

The Divine Adventure

The goal of this book is to teach you what spiritual practices you should work on so that you can draw closer to God. I think the book did a superb job of this. The practices seem obvious (most of them) but the chapters themselves are not just obvious advice. They contain stories and ideas that are new.

The practices are: Say Yes, The Quiet Place, Search the Scriptures, Community, Forgiveness, Pilgrimage, Obedience, Meekness, Sacred Rest, Giving, Fasting and Worship.

I really appreciated the chapter on meekness because that can be one that is easily misunderstood. Also Pilgrimage is not one that I’ve seen in other Christian books.

One thing that makes this book different from other Christian Living books is that the book has short poems by the author throughout. I’m not a big poem lover but it was a nice change from just text after text.

“Done deal.

The sting of death —

Fear of hell —

Forgiveness —
to everyone
who asks.”

pg 85 – original poem by author Rebecca Friedlander

At the end of each chapter is a Your Turn section which are personal reflection questions. Then there is a Spiritual Practice section which helps guide you to putting what you learned into practice.

I loved this book so much I’m going to be journaling what I learned.

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