Rick Shrader‘s Review:
I have always enjoyed R. Kent Hughes and his writings. This is a 2001 Crossway book thta had escaped my notice. As is typical of Hughes, he takes the reader through an examination of thoughts and motives to being godly. The chapters are simple, relationships, soul, character, ministry, and discipline. The book is full of quotable material as well as many helpful illustrations. My only disappointment is that Hughes, like many, takes the space to give a caricature of “legalism” as anyone who wants to please God by human merit or “gain favor” with God by making “lists” of things to do or not do. A tired mantra. Especially since the book is full of those things, but I guess from a “proper” motive. But that is only a small portion. The book is good and well worth the reading.