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The paper stock this should not be ample deterrent for reading this book It is excellent after all45Propter Sanguinem AgniRSThis book was provided to me free of charge by the publisher They asked only for my honest opinion Nothing weird or anything like that I am only disclosing this information because it is illegal if I don t I m pretty sure that I would go to prison probably for life seeing how reviewing a product you are given for free nder the guise of having purchased it yourself is similar to murder O laws like whitewashed tombs The Walk by Shaun Alexander was an enriching journey down the path of discipleship Many aspects of This Book Blessed Me And book blessed me and 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 The Amish Midwife (Lancaster Courtships, 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 charismatic gifts then you are not an imparter I do not think Mr Alexander meant to leave this impression but it was their nonethelessI also want to mention that many of his illustrations are The Greeks Acquisition 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
uses the Apostle Peter 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 for s 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 s order in your 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 ahead of personal development I found Shaun s work to be deeply personal and encouraging to believers who desire to grow Shaun has his own God given game plan For this reader it follows the Great Commission and encourages transformation and spiritual formation in both real and practical waysWhile I love Shaun s heart and what this book intends to give s there are two changes I would suggest to improve the focus and depth of this bookFi. 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. ,He Uses The Apostle Peter
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 stick at our politically correct post sense nonsense culture 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 wives Fathers are responsible for their children Of the hundred and ninety or so pages seven are given discuss the responsibility of 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 The Slayer (Time Raiders ultimately responsible for their own discipleship The the concept of the family shepherd is introduced Closing the introduction Baucham gives an example family cleverly surnamed the Joneses This introduction lays the ground work for what follows in the actual meat of the work With the relevance of family shepherding established Baucham is free to elaborate on the most important aspects of the work of the shepherd Namely family discipleship and evangelism marriage enrichment training and discipline of children and lifestyle evaluationEach section is divided into three chapters The first willsually introduce the section as a whole and elaborate what has been said on it so far The second and third turn toward the practical implementation For instance the first section on family discipleship opens with a discussion of the gospel and what exactly the gospel is Then the second chapter discusses catechism and doctrinal education within the home The final chapter gives an overview of family worship and suggestions for its practice Each portion follows a similar structure with variation for the subject matterMinds are blowing every dayWhile reading through Shepherds this tight interior structure is not apparent One reads cover to cover oblivious to the way in which the author paces each bit of information and only at the end looking back does he see the pattern Much like rambling along a trail in a forest where the path has been well worn and well prepared the walker is free to enjoy the walk and forget about the walkingBaucham explains in one of the appendices that he breaks The Journal Of A Vicars Wife up their church calendar into four blocks which correspond to the major ideas of family shepherding There is not much of a caveat here but the implication was clear enough without constant feedback and focus a community will not implement this plan A church s men s group won t become shepherds without a change in focus of the church en masse This is not to say than a particularly devoted individual would not be able to plow through the springtime of a new idea and stay the course as competing commitments encroachpon his new dedication to shepherding No there will certainly be men who will read Baucham s work and be changed for the better What remains to be seen is if there will be the implementation of a such a plan which focuses intently on the heads of household in a wider scope one that couldn t be talked about as families but churches and communities of familiesMy only real issue with the work is the paper that the cover is printed on I m not sure if it is Touche or not but it feels like it And FiberMark may claim that it is luxuriously appealing to the touch but I for one am not convinced It has an half rubbery feel that I just don t care for Moreover this book is obviously geared toward men and I for one cannot Their Mistletoe Matchmakers understand who thought luxuriously appealing to the touch was the sort of marketing that appeals to men And again the it doesn t matchp with the rugged 1st century shepherds robe staff and sandals as portrayed on the cover see the above image Regardless of how one feels about. 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. ,
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Rst Skip the description of The Non Christian As Wanderer Christian as Wanderer Wonderer These terms and descriptions are very The Stephanides Pregnancy unhelpful to the overall point of this book DiscipleshipNext go beyond the recurring focus of spiritual growth resulting in the outpouring of power in the life of a believer to heal physically From his opening story of a football player being healed to the majority of his examples of The Imparter Shaun seems to assert the greatest power believers can possess are supernatural outpourings of physical healing and external signs of wonderment More impressive is the very heart of what Mr Alexander desires in this passionate writing The growth of believers to maturity by subjecting their will and entire lives to Christ and His powerIn closing two great things stood out to me in The Walk First the passion for growth and mentoring Shaun displays within these pages I have no doubt Jesus is this man s pacesetter Next the great phrase God is not out to make you a success at anything other than a success at hearing His voice Obedience not perfection is what God wants froms While this book is not perfection it does show this reader the heart of a man who is seeking to be obedient If Shaun follows this plan he will continue to grow and grow others on The Walk I received this book for free from waterbrookmultnomahcom in exchange for this review Opinions expressed in this article are only those of Chris Kinner and cannot be cited without my written consent 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 yourself 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 The Tycoons Reluctant Cinderella usI 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 their faith but its bland trite style and theologicallyestionable premise make it a book only someone with a fairly mature The True King of Dahaar (A Dynasty of Sand and Scandal understanding 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 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.