Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | April 13, 2019

Seven Disciplines for the Believer’s Life


elliot  Though originally published in 1982, “Joyful Surrender” is a timeless treasure written by former missionary Elisabeth Elliot.  This simple book is a compilation of wisdom that only comes through total surrender to God’s will.  The seven disciplines outlined by Elliot are just as valuable today as they have always been, but our instant gratification culture has made it easy to overlook them.

Using personal anecdotes and Scripture, Elliot shares the importance of disciplining your body, mind, honor, time, possessions, work and emotions.  Elliot shares how practicing these disciplines will lead to greater joy as we surrender to God’s leadership.  We will live more fulfilled lives if we understand what allowing God to control our lives really looks like.  Elliot guides and encourages readers to seek obedience to God and gives us a glimpse into her life and spiritual journey.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, as part of its Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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