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Below are the 'symptoms' of true discipleship: (1) joy; (2) humility; (3) sacrifice; (4) perseverance; (5) diligence; (6) patience; (7) courage; (8) obedience.
Critique: Inspired and inspiring, "Simple Discipleship: Grow Your Faith, Transform Your Community" by Dana Allin offers the Christian reader a clear, practical, effective, and spiritually sound approach to living a Christian life in these troubled and secular times.
Christian discipleship is the process by which disciples grow in the teachings of Jesus Christ and are prepared lw the Holy Spirit, who resides in their hearts, to overcome the pressures and trials of this present lite and become more and more Christ-like.
Critique: "The Parabola of Discipleship" is exceptionally well written, organized and presented, making it an ideal and highly recommended workbook for all members of the Christian community regardless of denominational affiliations.
The book's seven chapters reinforce the above principles by offering a practical, biblical theology of the integration of Spirit-empowered discipleship, work, economics, and the transforming mission of God through the people of God wherever they are sent into the world.
It is his effort to see parallels between these two sources and their implications for discipleship that make the book stimulating.
The very structure of the book looks at Christ's centrality expressed in theology, in communal and personal life, in discipleship, and in ethics.
Christian discipleship is the embrace of the Cross, leading to a participation in its Mystery.
Gallaty shows us the Wikipedia model of discipleship, where many volunteers are all contributing.
Open Mind, Faithful Heart: Meditations on Christian Discipleship is certainly not a book to read in one sitting, but not because of its density or difficulty.
Radical Christian Discipleship. By John Howard Yoder.
They consider his humanism; his views on sociality and the church; and discipleship, conformation, and responsibility.