In a day and age where it seems that character is undervalued or ignored pastor Aaron Menikoff has provided a resource calling to attention to the high value the Bible places in character and explores this in relationship to the fruit of the Spirit.
Over ten chapters Menikoff explores the fruit of the Spirit as found in Galatians 5:22-23 love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Menikoff explores how these virtues are defined and explained in the pages of the Bible and as they apply to pastoral ministry. Throughout the book the reader is constantly reminded that the fruit of the spirit like every other aspect of sanctification is progressive in nature. Believers never come to the point where they have achieved perfection, there is a constant need for growth in Christlikeness.
I would commend this book to every pastor I know. In a day and age where we in ministry might be tempted to take shortcuts there are no shortcuts for or substitutions for character.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of reviewing it. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.