[EBOOK DOWNLOAD] (The Walk)
Their faith but its bland trite and theologically "UESTIONABLE PREMISE MAKE A BOOK ONLY SOMEONE WITH "premise make it a book only someone with fairly mature nderstanding of Scripture ought to attempt to slog through Even then there would be very little reward in the endAlexander s premise is this Since God is not a God of confusion but of peace 1 Corinthians 1433 often translated as order rather than peace that He has created a very specific path to maturity in Christ That path consists of this series of stages Unbeliever Believer Example Teacher Imparter pg 21Up ntil this point in The Walk I had actually been pleasantly surprised I had fully expected it to be another Christ self help book Here s how to get spiritual power for your "LIFE TO BE EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO BE IT "to be everything you want to be It t and I was glad of thatHowever Alexander completely lost me here The passage he otes as the basis for his seuence of spiritual maturity clearly relates to worship in the church not the progression of a believer s growth While it is true that 1 Corinthians 1433 is a statement with broader implications there is absolutely no Scriptural support for this order that The Walk is entirely based The Rancher and the City Girl upon Conseuently it took me about six weeks to read this short book because I felt compelled to continuallyestion the author s credibility And I continually found it lackingHe essentially invents his premise and tells the reader it s from God and this plagues the entire bookThere are notes of truth throughout the book and I would encourage any believer from a non charismatic background to read the final chapter with an open mind Like Alexander I believe that there are still miracles out there We just don t see them happen because we have cut ourselves off from this kind of working of the Holy SpiritAt the risk of being too harsh The Walk turns out to be a or less Ice Wolves (Elementals, useless book I absolutely would not recommend it I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as part of the Blogging for Books program In The Walk Shaun stresses the importance of order in becoming a mature Christian He lays out 5 stages that each person can walk through Unbeliever Believer Example Teacher and Imparter He states that if a believer were to skip a stage in the maturity process error will creep in Get ahead of God and things will start to go wrong But follow His God s order in your life and you will see amazing things happen p 21He breaks each stage down into becoming a Believer Example etc and expands on the trials traps and victories of each stage As you walk through this book Shaun gives concrete examples not only from his football days but also real life situations many people can relate to He cites Scripture throughout the book yet many times they are only referenced A Discussion Guide is available for small groups to read togetherI feel that Shaun Alexander over stresses the order of the stages and not enough on the actual learning and living of each He does state near the end that different people will proceed through the stages at different rates some faster than otherStar Rating 4 out of 5A complimentary copy of this book was provided to me by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their Blogging for Books Program I was not obligated to write a positive review The opinions in this review are strictly my own. Direction by the challenge of investing in others and by the power of the Holy SpiritLet Shaun Alexander show you how to embark on the greatest adventure of your life When you start walking through life with God you will have annprecedented impact on othe. Smatic gifts then you are not an imparter I do not "think Mr Alexander meant to leave this impression but it was "Mr Alexander meant to leave this impression but it was nonethelessI also want to mention that many of his illustrations are Some Like It Hotter useful when sharing the journey with others Ised a portion of this book on a youth retreat this past weekend and it connected with the youth really well especially as we are in the midst of the playoff seasonI recieved this book as part of Multonomah Pulbishers Blogging for Books program The Walk a Geography LessonShaun Alexander an outstanding professional athlete gave me a geography lesson on the land of Spiritual Maturity No short cuts can take a person through this territory It s a mountainous region and everyone starts at the bottom as an Unbeliever Walking is the only mode of transportation and Shaun Alexander describes the marks of a citizen of each region and identifies the trial traps and victories found there He More Than a Convenient Bride (Texas Cattlemans Club: After the Storm uses the Apostle Peter as his biblical example of spiritual growth from the valley to the peakAs a senior citizen and a woman who never played in any sport I was skeptical that I would be able to relate to Shaun Alexander s book By the end of the second chapter I knew that I was wrong We share the only thing that matters a strong desire to bring glory to God by walking close to Him and discovering the adventures He prepared fors I strongly recommend this book for anyone interested in a dynamic discussion of spiritual maturity Nice devotional reading and teaching Football fans will like his stories interwoven throughout the narrative The Walk by Shaun Alexander is an enjoyable read I believe the author is correct in his assertion follow God s order in your life and you will see amazing things happen Shaun takes the reader through a crucible of five stages of development He tilizes these as a benchmarking system in the development of disciples In a church world that often highlights large numbers ah Excerpt that most affected me as you mature in Christ you start to shift your focus from don t to do Love God Serve Him with all your heart Love your neighbor Care for the poor Forgive those who hurt you and do it without being asked Forgive in advance those who you know are going to hurt you Let go of the rights you ve clung to all your life the right to be treated well the right to have your own way and the right to get mad when things don t go your way Get rid of the right to be materialistic and only think about when things don t go your way Get rid of the right to be materialistic and only think about and the right to put yourself first and take care of your own concerns before you help others Make the shift in perspective from avoiding the don t to doing the do That is the victory of the Believer This book was awesome in detailing the steps in our life with God It explicitly explains each step so that you can identify with where you are in that walk with God It then helps you find the next path you must take to get to the place where God wants to see all of sI love reading about professional athletes that are Christian and Shaun Alexander does an excellent job of letting you know how he got where he is todayThis was an excellent read and I have referred it to several people who are already walking the walk but my have slightly gotten a bit off course The Walk by former NFL star Shaun Alexander is apparently written for those Christians young in. Viting you to get in step with what he is doing in the world When you walk with him you allow him to set the pace for every aspect of your life And as you walk through the five stages of spiritual growth you will be transformed by biblical wisdom and God’s. This is a great book When I started to read I expected it to be autobiographical It is actually of a guidebook with inspirational stories about Shaun s life woven in to provide encouragement give reasons for why he is advising something in particular and demonstrate what can actually happen in a person s life when they truly walk with God on a daily basis I like this book because it was not only packed with information and seful advice it also entertained me and grabbed my attention in the first few pages I wanted to read after I was finished so I re read many chapters multiple times I would recommend this book to anyone interested in getting serious about their faith as well as those who want to learn about the life of one of the University of Alabama s best players of all time Homo Homini Lupus Family Shepherds is a book that is hard not to get behind the premise being such a stick at our politically correct post sense nonsense culture The driving idea behind Shepherds is that families are responsible for the discipling of their children Listen closely That distant sound like popping popcorn That is the sound of minds being blown It s trueBaucham goes even further Husbands are responsible to disciple their wives Fathers are responsible for their "children Of the hundred and ninety or so pages seven are given to discuss the responsibility "Of the hundred and ninety or so pages seven are given to discuss the responsibility the church The other one eighty focus on the responsibility of Christian men to lead their familiesThe book opens with an introduction to the idea that the family is ltimately responsible for their own discipleship The the concept of the fam The Walk by Shaun Alexander was an enriching journey down the path of discipleship Many aspects of this book blessed me and caused me to think about where I am in my walk with Jesus The stages of the journey were most interesting to contemplate While each offered insight into my own spiritual life I found that it may not be And the Winner - Weds! uite as clear cut as the author stated it In my experience as a youth pastor with my own walk and with the walks of those students I have been blessed to disciple there are moments when people take a leap forward and become teachers or imparters as they still travel the necessary path of being a new believer As Alexander addressed the traps of a teacher there is a great reminder that all teachers need toltimately remain students of God s Word closely embracing the wisdom that God blesses His followers with This intimacy with God s Word must exist apart from the materials studied in order to be a teacher to othersIn addition as Alexnder explored the stage of being an Imparter he confronts the common pitfalls common to anyone who finds themself in the situation of being an influencer We all need to be aware of the three g s Gold Glory and GirlsGuys We also all need to approach the responsibility of being an Imparter with humility Jesus says blessed are the meek this must apply to those who are ImpartersI truly enjoyed the biographical elements of this book I am not a huge football fan though I do enjoy the game It was really great reading of his career Even awesome was reading the story of his nine city journey at the end of the book This journey was very illuminating in regards to how an Imparter lives Unfortunately it left the impression that if you don t have certain chari. Walking with God gets you from where you are to where God wants you to beStanding still is not an option in your relationship with God Growing in Christ means you’re on the move; it is a process of learning to walk into greater spiritual maturityGod is in.