How to be Good in a World Gone Bad: Living a Life of Christian Virtue
AWARD WINNER! - 2005 Christianity Today Merit Award
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Kregel Publications (February 25, 2005)
An engaging, down-to-earth manual that helps Christians figure out how to really live a “good” life. Organized around twenty-two virtuous character traits-including humility, discretion, diligence, generosity, creativity, wit, justice, patience, peace, gratitude, faith, and love-this is more than a book of suggestions. This is a manual for how to be “blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation . . .” (Phil.. 2:14).
“This book is a workout for the Christian soul. It will stretch you in ways you did not think possible, but after reading it you will feel stronger in the faith than ever before.” (Stephen H. Webb, Professor of Religion, Wabash College. Author of Good Eating, The Divine Voice, and Taking Religion to School)
“Few Christian books so powerfully combine biblically spiritual insight with common-sense realism done in a manner that advocates the fruit of the Spirit. Spiegel assesses applying Christian virtues in our contemporary world. His insight into human psychology is sharp, and his ability to write to the reader’s experience without pulling punches or being judgmental is a rare jewel. . . . Recommended to anyone interested in growing in grace.” (Gerry Wisz – CBA Marketplace)
“This book should not only be considered essential reading for Christians of all ranks (including pastors), but for anyone who wants to know the key ingredients for successful leadership. It’s all in this work. And the price of the book is affordable. It is scholarly in its reading but not difficult, with classic sayings of leading philosophers and theologians sprinkled throughout. The author, James S. Spiegel. . . . writes clearly to spur us on to excellence.” (Rev. Austin Miles – Agape Press )