by A. W. Pink
In the realm of Christian literature, Arthur W. Pink stands out as a skilled author who has effectively explored the delicate balance between the divine and human aspects of the Christian experience. In his essential work, "The Life of Faith," Pink provides a thorough examination of the complex relationship between Christianity's foundational principles and the practical implications for a believer's everyday life. Composed of ten chapters carefully selected from various published sources, this book demonstrates Pink's unwavering dedication to a pastoral, objective, and thought-provoking investigation of the Christian journey.
"The Life of Faith" begins with an in-depth exploration of the divine design of the atonement, offering readers a detailed understanding of God's redemptive plan through Christ. As the narrative unfolds, Pink dives into the arrival of the Holy Spirit and His role in assuring believers of their eternal salvation. In doing so, he lays the groundwork for the subsequent chapters, which emphasize the importance of spiritual growth and the vital role of scripture and prayer in fostering a believer's connection with the divine.
After establishing the foundation for understanding God's provisions for believers, Pink delves into the moral principles that guide the Christian life. His examination of the Ten Commandments highlights their enduring relevance and the wisdom and moral guidance they provide. In later chapters, Pink skillfully navigates the complexities of spiritual restoration, as seen in the life of David, and the challenges Elisha faced during his testings. These accounts offer readers a rich assortment of scriptural insights and practical lessons.
As the book nears its conclusion, Pink turns his attention to the nuances of Christian submission, a subject both challenging and crucial to a life of faith. He explains the paradoxical nature of surrendering one's will to the divine, emphasizing the transformative power of humility and obedience. In the final chapter, Pink discusses the idea of grace as a preparatory force for glory, a fitting end to a work that systematically guides the reader through the various aspects of the Christian experience.
Throughout "The Life of Faith," Arthur W. Pink expertly weaves together the doctrinal, experiential, and practical dimensions of Christianity. He offers readers a balanced and comprehensive understanding of what it means to live according to Christ's teachings. With his extensive knowledge of scripture and his keen pastoral instincts, Pink presents a work that is both deeply theological and highly accessible, making it a valuable resource for scholars and laypersons alike. In an era marked by competing ideologies and rapidly changing cultural values, "The Life of Faith" serves as a rallying call for believers to engage with their faith in a thoughtful, informed, and transformative way.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1-The Design of the Atonement
Chapter 2-The Advent of the Spirit
Chapter 3-The Spirit Assuring
Chapter 4-The Necessity of Spiritual Growth
Chapter 5-The Scriptures and Prayer
Chapter 6-The Ten Commandments
Chapter 7-The Restoration of David
Chapter 8-Elisha’s Testings
Chapter 9-Christian Submission
Chapter 10-Grace Preparing for glory