A short book should receive a short review, right? Maybe, maybe not. But Kenneth Berding’s book Walking in the Spirit is most certainly a short book, coming in at 127 small pages. It’s not quite a booklet, and most certainly not a textbook. Yet there is a lot of substance to be found within it’s pages. This is a practical book that explores the concepts of living and walking in the Spirit. The walk is an expression of the positional life.
Berding lists several principles for us to consider in relation to “walking in the Spirit”:
- Walk in the Spirit.
- Set your mind on the things of the Spirit.
- Put to death the deeds of the body by the Spirit.
- Be led by the Spirit.
- Know the fatherhood of God by the Spirit.
- Hope in the Spirit.
- Pray in the Spirit.
Let me be clear: this book is written to help people grow in their understanding of their spiritual life and how to walk it out. It’s by and large aimed towards a general audience and would be excellent as either a small group study or perhaps even a high school or college group. It’s not that the book is “weak” on theological substance, but Berding purposefully shares wonderful biblical and theological insights from within the midst of his own personal experience of walking in the Spirit. This is largely Berding’s thinking on Romans 8, as one can tell from the seven principles mentioned above.
So how do I evaluate it? Great question…