ABS of Faith, a book “undergirded by prayer” designed to “help believers gain spiritual muscle” by Dan O’Deens, has just been released by BMH Books of Winona Lake, Ind. O’Deens is founder and lead pastor of Gateway Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Parkesburg, Pa.
The paperback is filled with spiritual fitness information and programs designed to bring balance to the life and definition to the spiritual body. In his introduction, O’Deens says, “God is more interested in what is on the inside than what appears on the outside.” Having ABS of faith, he says, is built on three key concepts: Accountability, Bible reading, and Scripture memorization.
Throughout the book the author weaves personal experience, biblical truth, and practical suggestions together to form a framework to help both the new believer and the venerable saint to have a vital, daily walk with God. His chapters on Bible reading, the habit of prayer, and personal life mission include helpful charts to track systematic reading of Scripture, as well as a number of templates for how to spend an hour or a day with God.
Dr. Jeffrey Gill, dean of Grace Theological Seminary, says “Dan does a good job of touching on a very important issue, spiritual discipline, in a society that wants instant, easy results. His writing is concise, practical, and positive. It’s as though Dan, your ‘spiritual coach,’ is standing beside you.”
“I have been exercising most of the core principles shared in this book for almost 20 years and I have to say it works,” says Neil Cole, Grace Brethren church-planter and author. “If your spiritual conditioning is at all important to you, I highly recommend the principles shared in this book.
The book, which retails for $12.99, is available through Christian bookstores, through online sellers such as Amazon and CBD, or from BMH at www.bmhbooks.com or by calling 1-800-348-2756. The ISBN number is 978-0-88469-310-9.