1. liz
    March 8, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    I really enjoyed listening to his podcast – it helped me to get to grips with the book, being able to hear his voice in my head.

    And then, what I have liked most are his stories – and the reminder that in order to make good, big choices we need to be so intentional about all the small, nitty-gritty ones.

    I also loved his comment that out of all the virtues self-control is the only one you really can’t fake!


  2. Simon Gray
    March 9, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    Great book!
    I have found the discussion on character-forming both challenging and enabling. And very realistic. NT suggests Christian character is no more formed instantly, on conversion, than I could speak Russian fluently simply by going to Moscow. I need to work at it intentionally.
    He talks about the ancient Greeks striving to be ‘virtuous’. But unlike the ancient Greeks who just had to grit their teeth and try (and fail), I have God’s Spirit in me (Jeremiah 31) so that I can run the race.


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