A large-format, biblically-oriented Christian book divided into 365 daily readings, and intended to be read at home? That sounds very much like a recipe for a daily devotional, and in truth, Daily Fight by C. Wayne Hays could suitably be given that label. But in a field of introspective and occasionally sappy devotionals, Daily Fight distinguishes itself. Starting from the title and the martial imagery on the cover, this book is a robust call to full-orbed Christian living.
Avoiding a privatized devotion, Pastor Hays targets nearly every aspect of active Christian living over the course of the book: the responsibilities of fatherhood, the gift of work, the gift of celebration, the Christian response to suffering and death, thinking and living counter-culturally, Church life, civil order, and a great deal more. Drinking deeply from the well of Scripture, Daily Fight provides a practical mandate but avoids the pitfalls of mere moralism by remaining emphatically Christ-centered. Throughout, Pastor Hays walks a precarious line, aiming to provide solid food and depth while at the same time retaining intelligibility for younger hearers.