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“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” —Colossians 1:27

Why do we keep failing even in our best efforts to live the Christian life? Because no one other than Jesus Christ can live it, for the simple reason that He is the Christian life! And only He can live it in our lives as well. Major W. Ian Thomas takes a refreshing look at the pure thrill of living victoriously as you embrace the living Savior’s presence within you. The more you become genuinely and relentlessly available to Christ, the more He can take over so that your Christian walk becomes vibrant and effective! This inspiring devotional, along with the application questions at the end of each reading, will help you focus consistently on Jesus Himself so you can serve and enjoy Him at an entirely new level and dimension.

You can try to steer clear of sin. Avoid temptation. Refuse to steal, lie, or use drugs and alcohol. You can indeed try to be sinless. But that is still you. And you are still trying.

Jesus Christ was not holy because He focused His efforts on avoiding sin. Instead, “He refused to allow there to be any possible explanation for the quality of His life but the Father, as God, dwelling in Him, as Man,” writes Major W. Ian Thomas.

So whom do you want dwelling in you? More of you? Or all of Christ?

Story Behind the Book

Major W. Ian Thomas was twelve years old when he accepted the Lord with a simple prayer. But by nineteen, “I had been reduced to spiritual exhaustion,” he says, “with no hope or reason for going on.” It was then that he discovered the life-transforming secret of the indwelling life of the living Lord Jesus Christ. God gave him a message through Galatians 2:20, where he learned to say, “Lord Jesus, I can’t—You never said I could—but You can, and always said You would. That is all I need to know.” Major Thomas came to understand it was Christ Himself living through him who would do His work. This is the message he has been passionately proclaiming all his life.

Religion & Spirituality
January 16
The Crown Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Pickles700 ,

Fully indewelled by Christ

This book makes it clear what becoming a Christian means that we must replace ourselves with Christ. To think, behave, and act as Christ modeled for us on earth. To become a brother of Christ, and Child of God.

Tommyb5959 ,

A Must Read

I consider this book one of the all-time classics. Every word counts. Wisdom, truth and discernment of God's Word is evident and sure to make you think more deeply and live your life more fully all to glorify Him.

Chaplain Jack Wasinger ,

The Indwelling Life of Christ

This is a book that will change your life. It is the best book about the eternal message of Christ. If you want to know what Christ wants and expects from you, here is an answer with helpful questions at the end of the 50 chapters to help you apply what you have learned! It is clear and practical positive way to change your life.