Theological Fitness

Why We Need a Fighting Faith

Your spiritual life should be a battle! The writer of Hebrews tells us to “hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering” (10:23 ESV). What (and whom) do we need to meet this challenge? How does simply “holding fast” turn into such a workout of faith?

Author and blogger Aimee Byrd invites us to join her in some “theological fitness” training as she unpacks our call to perseverance and explores the great metaphor that physical fitness lends to theology.

Learn about the “fighting grace” God has given us, and discover how we are equipped to live lives of obedience even amidst the suffering and irritations of ordinary life.

“Like a good physical trainer pushes and encourages and equips and is clear about the rigors as well as the rewards of physical fitness, so Aimee Byrd, using the words of the writer of Hebrews, pushes and encourages and equips readers in Theological Fitness. In this scripture-saturated book we are rightly warned of the rigors as well as promised the rewards of holding fast to Christ when we feel the burn and want to give up.

—Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher and author of the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible Study series

“If you think all exercise is a drudgery, you’re not doing it right. On the other hand, if building strength and stamina exhilarates you, you’re more likely to persevere and achieve a greater measure of fitness. That’s as true of our souls as it is of our bodies. If the pursuit of theological fitness sounds tedious to you, you’re in danger of becoming a spiritual couch potato. Aimee Byrd is here to help. She’s the very best kind of theological sensei─an enthusiastic encourager, not a dour drill sergeant. She knows the joy of biblical and theological understanding, and it’s an infectious delight. She shows how to gain and maintain theological fitness―and how to find great enjoyment in the exercise.”

—Phil Johnson, Executive Director, Grace to You