Following the example of a blogging friend, I'm going to try a monthly book giveaway. My choice for September is Don Whitney's Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life.
This is, in my opinion, the best book on the spiritual disciplines available today. Whitney writes on a popular level, combining rich exposition of Scripture with helpful practical application. He also draws heavily from the Puritan and Reformed traditions, sprinkling his book with some of the best insights and quotations on various disciplines from stalwarts of the faith like Charles Spurgeon, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, and Jonathan Edwards.
I'm also delighted to recommend and give this book away, because I know Dr. Whitney and have a personal appreciation for him and his ministry. I first met him in an elevator in Minneapolis, in the first Desiring God National Conference (he spoke on Pursuing a Passion for God Through Spiritual Disciplines: Learning from Jonathan Edwards). He was very winsome and friendly and we had a nice conversation. A few years ago, Don visited Fulkerson Park to teach a weekend conference for us. You can listen to the messages on our website. You should also check out Dr. Whitney's excellent website, The Center for Biblical Spirituality, which is full of free audio and reading resources.
If you would like to sign up for a chance to win this book, just leave a comment. I will randomly select a winner at the end of the month and send the book to you. Be sure to leave your e-mail address or another way to contact you.