A Life for Christ: What the Normal Christian Life Should Look Like

A Life for Christ: What the Normal Christian Life Should Look Like

by Dwight L. Moody

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It would be good that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them! – Numbers 11:29

In the church today, we have everything buttoned up perfectly. The music is flawless, the sermon well-prepared and smoothly delivered, and the grounds meticulously kept. People come on time and go home on time. But a fundamental element is missing. The business of church has undermined the individual's need to truly live for Christ, so much so, that only a limited few are seeing their life impact the world.

Dwight L. Moody takes us deep into Scripture and paints a clear picture of what ought to be an individual's life for Christ. The call for each Christian is to become an active member in the body of Christ. The motive is love for the Lord and our neighbor. The result will be the salvation of men, women, and children everywhere.

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BN ID: 2940157255695
Publisher: Aneko Press
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 21,048
File size: 565 KB

About the Author

Dwight L. Moody, determined to make a fortune, arrived in Chicago and started selling shoes. But Christ found him and his energies were redirected into full-time ministry. And what a ministry it was. Today, Moody’s name still graces a church, a mission, a college, and more. Moody loved God and men, and the power of a love like that impacts generations.

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A Life for Christ: What the Normal Christian Life Should Look Like 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SeasonsofGrace More than 1 year ago
Dwight L Moody is someone many people have looked up to over the years. He is truly and inspiration as are the words penned in this book. This book is a short nine chapters, but chalk full of information and encouragement for Christians who desire to really serve the Lord. Dwight fill us in on what the normal Christian life should look like with chapters on Love, Courage, Faith, and Enthusiasm. One of the chapters that really spoke to me was the chapter on Love. Dwight shares how love is the key to everything we do as Christians and the impact it has on those around us. He uses examples and stories to establish his point, as well as Scripture and Bible stories. I would recommend this book to anyone who desires a closer walk with Christ and has a burden for reaching souls. Dwight Moody was an incredible soul winner and his tips can still be used today. This book should be read slowly and meditated on. I am excited to have this book as a part of my library collection. This book was provided to me as a courtesy of Aneko press. I was not required to review positively. All opinions are my own.
Natonito More than 1 year ago
[Note: This book was provided free of charge by Aneko Press. All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This is the second book by the author I have read [1] and is part of its publisher’s Christian Classic series [2]. My thoughts on the book are somewhat complicated because although the subtitle of the book suggests that the book deals with the way a normal Christian’s life should look like, the book as a whole as the feel that it was written by a minister for others in the ministry, or to ordinary believers about the ministry. This by no means makes it a bad book, but rather gives it a different focus than I was personally expecting when I started reading it. Given this pastoral perspective, the book is written with a greater interest in how congregations and ministers behave than what a Christian life looks like, unless by a Christian life one means the institutional life of a Christian, an area of considerable interest to many of us as believers with a certain focus on churches and congregations. This is a short book, around 130 pages or so in length, and consists of nine chapters. The first looks at the power of regeneration through the resurrection, the second looks at issues of love, motive, and power with regards to service, the third looks at faith and courage, the fourth looks at the reward of faith, the fifth looks at enthusiasm, and the sixth looks at the power of little things. The last three chapters are extended discussions of Gospel passages dealing with doing what we can, who is our neighbor, and being the light of the world. Throughout the volume as a whole, there is a consistent mixture of personal stories, biblical exegesis, and a resort to the lives of famous leaders of the Protestant Reformation like Luther, Knox, and Wesley. Indeed, Moody seems to use the lives of these famous reformers in a sense similar to that of a Catholic view of the lives of the saints, which is a striking phenomenon to be sure, especially for his time. For those authors unfamiliar with Moody and his thinking, this book is certainly a fair introduction to the way he thinks and writes and is a worthwhile Christian classic. In reading this book, one gets a fair idea o the concerns that Moody has as a speaker and a writer. For one, he seems to have a particular fondness for melodrama, as evidenced by one story in the book about a young boy beaten by his parents for associating with an angelic missionary girl who ended up dying when a train ran over his legs while he was begging at a railway station. Indeed, overall he seems particularly concerned with issues of missionary focus, and this is the source of much of the book’s humor. For example, in one passage the author contrasts the example of a missionary and a big game hunter, both of whom found what they were looking for in India–one of them souls to win and the other tigers to shoot. This is a book whose points are made more through rhetorical attempts at persuasive appeal than through logic, and those whose turn of mind is different than the author’s are likely to find some of his reasoning more than a little bit strange and puzzling. That is not to say, though, that this is by any means a bad book. Indeed, even for those whose perspective on the Christian life can have much to gain by becoming familiar with such works that help us see how previous generations viewed such matters. And that use of reading older books as a way of acquiring an understanding and empathy for the