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July 2019
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The Message of Discipleship: Authentic Followers Of Jesus In Today’s World (Bible Speaks Today Themes)

Discipleship is a vast theme, including virtually the whole life of the believer. The author is surely right when he rejects the idea of there being two classes of Christian, the believer and the disciple. We are all called to full-orbed discipleship. He breaks down his material into three sections: the foundation, the resources…

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May 2018
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Jesus’ Prayer Life

If we are to be Jesus’ disciples, then by definition, we are to learn of him. How then are we to learn from one we have never met? We cannot hear the words that come out of his mouth as those described in the Gospels did; but we can read those words, and hear…

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Follow Me: Becoming A Liberated Disciple

I began reading this book cautiously; the subtitle worried me. However, as I read it, I became increasingly impressed. The book is full of commonsense realism, accompanied by recognition of the importance of Bible reading, prayer and active membership in the church. The author’s thesis is that Christian discipleship equals genuine humanity, and involves…

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The Trellis And the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift That Changes Everything

This is a book that will challenge the reader to examine seriously the methods his or her church is following as it makes disciples of Christ in obedience to the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19. The thrust of the book is relevant, particularly when so much emphasis is being placed on methods, schemes and…

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Gospel-Centred Life: Becoming the Person God Wants You to Be

The book Gospel-centred life consists of fourteen short chapters, grouped together under three broad headings — ‘Gospel-centred change’, ‘Gospel-centred perspectives’ and ‘Gospel-centred living’. Each chapter starts with a clearly stated principle which summarises the chapter’s teaching objective. This objective is then introduced by a number of real-life scenarios, developed through a Bible study, expanded…

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Counsel One Another: A Theology of Personal Discipleship

Anyone concerned about the rise of professional secular counselling at the expense of Bible-based counselling will be greatly encouraged by this book. The central comparison is between the man-centredness of the former and the God-centredness of the latter — which should deter any Christian from embracing the type of non-directive counselling which is on…

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The Unheeded Christ: Jesus Demands Serious Obedience

Don’t read this book unless you are prepared to be challenged and changed by our Lord’s words. David Cook is Principal of Sydney Missionary College, Australia, and the book is based on talks he gave at ‘Principal’s hour’ in the college. The title is an apt description of the contents. The author takes the…

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