Joyful Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot focuses on seven disciplines for Christians. Approximately one-third of the book is dedicated to reasons why Christians should surrender to God. The remaining chapters deal with the seven disciplines. The short chapters worked well when I had a limited amount of reading time. I could easily read a chapter and focus on the one particular discipline. Each of the disciplines was relevant to today's world. I do think the chapters on surrender could have been summarized into one. My main issue with the book was the lack of references for the Bible verses used. I would have preferred the book, chapter, and verse be included. This would allow readers to easily look up the references on their own and study further.
disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Revell/Baker Publishing but was not otherwise compensated for this review. All opinions are my own!