Secrets of the Vine Devotional: Breaking Through to Abundance

Secrets of the Vine Devotional: Breaking Through to Abundance

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by Bruce Wilkinson
     
 

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Those familiar with Bruce Wilkinson's breakthrough teaching on John 15 in the New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Vine have had their eyes opened to the work of God in and through their lives. In the Secrets of the Vine Devotional, the founder of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries takes readers even further towards making maximum impact for God. Daily readings,

Overview

Those familiar with Bruce Wilkinson's breakthrough teaching on John 15 in the New York Times bestseller Secrets of the Vine have had their eyes opened to the work of God in and through their lives. In the Secrets of the Vine Devotional, the founder of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries takes readers even further towards making maximum impact for God. Daily readings, inspiring quotes, practical suggestions, and problem-solving will empower them to bear more fruit as Christians. This indispensable guided mentoring experience is a personal, thirty-one-day spiritual resource to use on the joyful path of consequence for God's glory.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307565075
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/12/2010
Series:
Breakthrough Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Bruce Wilkinson is the founder of Walk Thru the Bible Ministries and Walk Thru the Bible International. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Prayer of Jabez and Secrets of the Vine as well as 30 Days to Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs and numerous other books. Bruce and his wife, Darlene, live in Atlanta, Georgia, and have three children.


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Secrets of the Vine Devotional 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a mixed bag of insights and question marks. Wilkinson has lived a life full of ministry, and as President of Walk Thru the Bible, is committed to the study and teaching of God's word. With such experience, he is able to share many insights drawn from John 15. His sharing is sometimes brutally honest regarding his mistakes and 'down times'. His transparency is to be commended. There's insight in this book concerning God's discipline, and the principle of abiding, which should benefit any Christian seeking to live a deeper life. Personally, the issues I have with the book center on the large emphasis placed upon hinge words and phrases, For example, Wilkinson prefers the reading of John 15:2 as 'he lifts up', rather than 'cuts off'. This is a significant point, since it begins his discussion of the 4 baskets of Secrets of the Vine. What concerns me is that Wilkinson has chosen 'lifts up' over the preferred reading of 'cuts off' of 'takes away'. Preferred because it is found in most translations of the Bible as 'cuts off' or 'takes away'(NIV and NASB, for example), or similar. Also, Wilkinson launches into his discussion of God's discipline toward the unfruitful Christian by, in my opinion, misanalogizing (a new word!) the idea of God (the vinedresser) washing off a vine branch that had been laying in the dirt to God disciplining the believer. I've read the book over and over at this point and I don't get the leap. As such, his whole premise for a the 4 baskets discussion is faulty, as this idea is the basis of basket #1 (I'll let you read the book to understand baskets 1-4). I must admit to having major concerns about the appropriateness of the emphasis placed upon Wilkinson's other hit book, The Prayer of Jabez. Emphasizing 2 tiny verses in an Old Testament geneology over large portions of Scripture more suited for growth and teaching seems to me to be a clever way to quirk Christians into a 'new way of looking at things'. That's worrisome to me, since it not only smacks of tidy market salesmanship, but also tends to force the focus of unthinking believers into micromanagement of the Word. The big picture is what's more important, not 2 little verses out of a geneology. Christians are hungry for making themselves effective, and compact books that promise great change are bought up with just such a hope. You'll find some insights that will make for good reading in Secrets of the Vine. I recommend, though, that you consider carefully any words you read as not from God, but from fallible man.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago