Tuesday, October 23, 2018

"Diehard Sins: How to Fight Wisely Against Destructive Daily Habits" by Rush Witt

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT SINS. Not the ugly, notorious sins we have come to know and hate. But the little, daily sins. The snail-sized sin habits that slither undetected in the shadows and eat up our lives from the inside out.

This book is about the sins that nag us, resist our spiritual treatments, and persist beyond all our measures to contain them. The subtle sins. The respectable and acceptable sins. The resilient and relentless sins. The diehard sins.

Learn how you can enter into your struggle against destructive daily habits, understand your needs in the fight, and bring Christ and His provisions to bear upon your beliefs and desires—equipping yourself to gradually kill the unkillable.

To Purchase                                          https://www.amazon.com/Rush-Witt/e/B07G2TH3XL?ref=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000
About The Author: 

Rush Witt (MDiv, DMin, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is lead pastor of Paramount Church in Bexley, Ohio, and author of A Strategy for Incorporating Biblical Counseling in North American Church Plants. Rush and his wife Kathryn have five children. They enjoy the Bexley pool in the summer, the snow in the winter, and at other times fishing from a tiny boat. Kathryn spends time homeschooling the kids and serving at Paramount. Along with his pastoral responsibilities, he works as Acquisitions Editor for P&R Publishing and as Chaplain for the Bexley Police Department. Rush is a certified biblical counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.

My Review
"Diehard Sins: How to Fight Wisely Against Destructive Daily Habits" by Rush Witt isn't a step by step instruction book on how to get rid of destructive daily habits but is a book that gives good advice and examples.

The author says we need to enter with joy into our struggles against these destructive habits and then we need to understand our real needs and then bring Christ and His provisions to our beliefs and desires.

I really like this quote from the book "Be killing sin or it will be killing you". The author points out that the Gospel isn't reading the Bible or the Christian life but that the Gospel is really the person of Jesus.  The author encourages us to "Gospel First, Change Second".

Some of the destructive sins talked about in this book is not being considerate to others, not trusting God more consistently, gossiping, being lazy, and the author's own addiction to caffeine. The author quotes Dr.Martyn Lloyd-Jones from the book "Spiritual Depression: It's Causes and Its Cure"  which at first reading I was confused but the more I considered this quote, I understood, so here is the quote, "Have you realized that most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself instead of talking to yourself?"

I recommend this book to everyone that has a destructive habit or habits in their lives that are literally destroying our joy and our Christian life.

I will close this review with another quote from the book as it is a reminder for us that the Gospel isn't a set of rules that we need to follow but rather " The gospel doesn't command us to do anything. Rather, the gospel is about Christ and what He has accomplished on our behalf through His eternal  plan of redemption.

I was given a complimentary copy by the author and these opinions are my own.

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