When I saw that this book was advertised as ‘A Guide for Sinners, Quitters and Procrastinators’, I knew it was for me! Self-control may not be an immediately attractive subject in this age of instant gratification. We are led to believe that life is all about me, but, if we are honest, we know we need it.
But self-control is no fun. It’s boring. And, actually, I do want my own way. Even more reason to read this book.
Dyck reveals the foundational nature of self-control; that all the other fruit of the Holy Spirit rely on it being in place. He explains that life is actually not about us and that self-control is more about submission to God’s plan for our lives than it is about controlling ourselves.
This book is so easy to read, amusing and really, really helpful. Putting Dyck’s thoroughly Biblical teaching into practice has transformative potential. This book is for anyone, like me, struggling with seeing less of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in their lives than they would like.
Review written by: Geoff Purkiss