Book Review: Lifelong Zeal

Lifelong Zeal by Phillip ShumakeLifelong Zeal: How to Build Lasting Passion for God is a new workbook by Phillip Shumake. In it, he shows how we can develop the type of zeal that God wants us to have by taking us through the seven step process that Christ used to develop this sort of zeal in the life of Peter.

The book contains 22 chapters. Each chapter has a few pages of reading, some thought questions, and more, making it helpful for both individual and group Bible studies.

What I liked most about this book is that it explained how to be zealous in a very practical way. We have all heard that we are to be “zealous for good deeds” (Titus 2:14). But how can we keep our service to God from becoming a grudging obligation? How do we develop and maintain the desire to serve God and do what is right? Phillip does a good job explaining in practical terms how we can move past merely doing good deeds – often grudgingly, apathetically, or incompletely – to being “zealous for good deeds.”

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