Active Spirituality

Author: Brian G. Hedges
Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN 9781936908578

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About the book

In Active Spirituality, Brian Hedges allows us to read someone else’s mail — a series of warm pastoral letters, written to a young Christian, about the paradox of grace and effort in the life of faith.

“Is my Christian life about trying or trusting?” • “Would I describe my relationship to God as running or resting?” • “Is my life more characterized by grace or effort?”

Active Spirituality makes it clear that it is both: trying and trusting, running and resting, dependence on grace and exerting disciplined effort. This balance is not about getting my doctrine right, but is key to living a healthy Christian life. So, pull up a chair, settle in, and read over the shoulder of Chris, a struggling young adult trying to find a church, overcome discouragement, live a chaste life, and develop a plan for spiritual growth, all while learning to rest in the finished work of Jesus.


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Read a review at The Gospel Coalition.

“Full of practical, biblical wisdom, these friendly pages from Brian Hedges are engaging, encouraging, and helpful to Christians at any stage of spiritual maturity.”
—Don Whitney

“A wealth of godly instruction disproportionate to its dimensions, packing an effective theological punch…”
—Arbel B. Caneday

“Brian Hedges has resolved the debate over the distinction between law and Gospel. If you have been confused about the state of your soul, read Active Spirituality.
—Todd Friel

About the author

Brian G. Hedges is the lead pastor at Fulkerson Park Baptist Church in Niles, Michigan. He has been married to Holly since 1996 and they have four children. Brian is also the author of Christ All Sufficient, Christ Formed in YouLicensed to Kill (Cruciform Press, 2011) and numerous articles published in periodicals and online. For fun, Brian enjoys reading, playing golf, hanging out with his family, and watching good movies. Brian blogs at, and you can follow him on Twitter @brianghedges.

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