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54 review for The Disciplined Life (Ebook Short)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    Thoughtful presentation of how to deny self daily. He emphasizes finding fulfillment in relationship with Christ over focusing on bad habits to quit.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Luann

    Maybe it is just my present realities, but there were just too many ‘shouldn’t in this short book. Others have rated it highly enough. I could not, but don’t judge the book by my experience. Give it a chance if the summary piques your interest.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Brad

    Quick read worthy of further thought. *The Disciplined Life* follows a popular trend of taking sections from a previously published book (in this case *Into the Depths of God*) and re-releasing it as an ebook. Miller is an imaginative writer who knows how to turn a phrase. He's also a insightful thinker when it comes to issues surrounding spiritual formation. Both strengths of Miller are put in play here. In this brief ebook he addresses common human struggles regarding our appetites (which lef Quick read worthy of further thought. *The Disciplined Life* follows a popular trend of taking sections from a previously published book (in this case *Into the Depths of God*) and re-releasing it as an ebook. Miller is an imaginative writer who knows how to turn a phrase. He's also a insightful thinker when it comes to issues surrounding spiritual formation. Both strengths of Miller are put in play here. In this brief ebook he addresses common human struggles regarding our appetites (which left unchecked ironically lead to emptiness and addiction), materialism, and the use (or better, over-use) of time. Each section provided fresh perspective on these well worn seats of struggle, but the first section was most helpful personally. After a well-played use of sustained sarcasm against a shallow view of "Christian" self-denial that focuses more on the no's of grace rather than the yes's, Miller concludes instead: "We need to quit quitting. . . . Those who focus on Christ rarely have to quit anything, because their desire for union with Christ prohibits them from starting anything they might later want to quit." Pure grace exalting gold. In parting, the ebook's title may be misleading. True, the book does deal with self-denial but most works on a disciplined life cover broader or different topics than this. (Perhaps this was intentional to draw readers.) More, Miller makes use of Christian mystics here a bit, but not so much that your left drifting in syrupy subjective sentimentalism. Oswald Chambers said we tend to lose our vision through simple neglect, something he called "spiritual leakage." Miller's little work is of great help in plugging our leaky hearts.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    Miller's little e-book offers reflection on the disciplined life in three chapters on the sensual, materialism, and the tyranny of the urgent. He talks about the Christian life being defined not by what we give up, but what we are passionate and devoted to. He talks about treasures in heaven and being the possession of Christ and living in the present. A simple book, well-written. Miller's little e-book offers reflection on the disciplined life in three chapters on the sensual, materialism, and the tyranny of the urgent. He talks about the Christian life being defined not by what we give up, but what we are passionate and devoted to. He talks about treasures in heaven and being the possession of Christ and living in the present. A simple book, well-written.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lillie

    This is short, but it covers "breaking the sensual thrall," "breaking the thrall of materialism," and breaking the tyranny of the urgent," all common problems in today's society. I was convicted in the first section about overeating--gluttony. This is short, but it covers "breaking the sensual thrall," "breaking the thrall of materialism," and breaking the tyranny of the urgent," all common problems in today's society. I was convicted in the first section about overeating--gluttony.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Lake

    Rich insights into self-denial, materialism and busy-ness. Miller always has a beautiful turn of phrase. Only disappointment is that I wished for more concrete application, more how-to's in a work of such pastoral sensitivity. Rich insights into self-denial, materialism and busy-ness. Miller always has a beautiful turn of phrase. Only disappointment is that I wished for more concrete application, more how-to's in a work of such pastoral sensitivity.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jared Totten

    Great book, but far too short! There was wisdom and depth here that I wish he would have mined a little more.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mark Clements

    Very challenging read. Miller's challenge to discipline is not to"dont's" but to becoming more close to Christ. He doesn't waste a lot of words in making his points. Very challenging read. Miller's challenge to discipline is not to"dont's" but to becoming more close to Christ. He doesn't waste a lot of words in making his points.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ab Alfredo

    Amaizing

  10. 4 out of 5

    Susan Mogish

    Great book! Excellent insight and inspiring! Nice book to read for first of the year in thinking about goals. Chronos and kairos discussion on time is great.

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