Saturday, October 21, 2017

Spiritual Discipleship Review


 About the Book

“Take time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit.” — 1 Tim. 4:7, J. B. Phillips Translation

As J. Oswald Sanders points out, true discipleship is more than intellectual assent to a belief in Christ; it involves the whole person and lifestyle.

True disciples pursue their Master. They know that God is watching over their faith, but they also take Scripture’s command seriously: “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you.” They take pains, by His power, to look more and more like Jesus.

This book will help you to be such a disciple. It examines Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow Him, helping you become the kind of Christian Jesus wants you to be—not one devised by man or even other Christians. You’ll learn:

The profile of an ideal disciple
Conditions for discipleship
The tests that disciples endure
How disciples pray and grow
The posture and practices of a disciple
And more

For anyone who wants to be not just a believer in Christ, but an imitator of Him, this book is a treasured resource.

Includes questions for reflection, ideal for both individual and group study. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

This book takes a lot of thinking and is not a fast read. Books like this shouldn't be read fast and should be read with your Bible near by. I feel like I need to at some point be taught a discipleship class. There are so many things to learn that reading a few books doesn't always seem to help me grasp it. I think books like this are perhaps better read if you and a friend/spouse read it together in order to have conversation. 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from Moody Publishers. All opinions are my own."

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