This was a meaty book. I think I will need to read it again to better digest it more thoroughly. Using examples from the world of physical fitness and workouts, Aimee shows the importance of being trained spiritually as well in theology. Our theology affects how we live, so it’s important to have correct theology in order to live as God would have us live.
While some of this book was hard to plow through, overall it was a great encouragement to continue to learn and grow in our knowledge of God. The book centered around Hebrews 10:23 – “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.” Other parts of Hebrews are drawn in along with Scripture as a whole to show the importance of knowing what we believe. The gospel is presented along with an overview of covenant theology. Another important point that the book makes is the need for us to learn and grow in community. We are not meant to do this fitness training alone.
The best part of the book for me was the discussion questions at the end of each chapter. These really helped to summarize the key points and bring out the application. It also makes it easy to use for a small group discussion.
*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher P & R Publishing in exchange for my review.