The final topic we examine from John Climacus' "The Ladder of Divine Ascent" is the topic of exile. Exile in Christianity was originally a positive thing in Christianity, and Climacus teaches us how and why we should live our lives exiled from worldliness.
Reading through The Ladder of Divine Ascent by John Climacus, I am amazed that this book is still the go-to book for the life of ascetic monasticism in Christianity today. While this book was written around 600 CE for ascetic monks, there is still many truths to be gleaned from this for lay-believers today.
Rather than a traditional book review, I wanted to reflect on my takeaway from Chan's "Letters to the Church." I hope this sparks you to think about the church or even encourages you to read Chan's book and interact in dialogue with it yourself!
Brock Morgan knocks this book out of the park. Definitely a must-read for ministry, but Youth Ministry 2027 is a great read for anyone curious about how we can reach the next generation for God. Brock Morgan plays on words with "2027" as a double purpose both from John 20:27 while also looking forward to how we can look to approach youth ministry in the year 2027. With this being said, I am going to summarize the two main points I take away from Morgan's book.
I recently listened to the book The Prodigal God on Audible (the audiobook app for Amazon). The book is an absolute must read for any believers with a fantastic look into the story of the "Prodigal Son." Keller admits from the start that this is not a completely original thought, but an idea that stemmed first from a … Continue reading Book Review: The Prodigal God