I love the classics and have quite a collection of them. For my first book this year I chose Andrew Murray's The True Vine. He made a lot of points I liked. One of my favorite quotes is at the first of the book before he begins expounding on this parable. He says:
With what you already know of the parable, bow down and be still, worship and wait, until the divine Word enters your heart and you feel His holy presence with you and in you. (p.24)
And on page 33 he says: The branch has no care, the vine provides all, it has but to yield itself and receive.
I think the total reliance on Him and being quiet before Him are true acts of worship. Although I enjoyed reading this classic, and it had plenty of good points and thought-provoking points, I found it a bit redundant near the end. I suggest you read it for yourself! It was still a good read and I recommend this one and other classics be on your reading list for this year. You can get it here:
This year i set out to read a book a month minimally. Here are some of the books I have read and what I took away from them. I also linked them to Amazon in case you wanted to check them out. Yes, it is an affiliate link so if you order from this page - I will make a small commission. It's an easy, noncommittal way to support Dove's Fire Ministry.