Discipline is essential for every area of life whether sports, music, writing, or the arts. But nowhere is personal discipline more important than the Christian life. As believers, we are instructed to “discipline ourselves for the purpose of godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7) and to “work out our salvation with fear and trembling” (Philippians 2:12). A lazy Christian cannot be a mature Christian; thus, in order to make progress in the Christian life, it requires effort and personal discipline. In his book Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Donald Whitney describes both the importance and practice of discipline in the life of the believer. He describes how we must be disciplined in our Bible intake, prayer, worship, evangelism, serving, stewardship, journaling, learning, etc. If you need a little motivation to put forth some more effort in your pursuit of Christ-likeness, this easy to read and practical book will be a great encouragement to you.