[Book Review: REAL-LIFE DISCIPLESHIP by Jim Putman]
This book came just in time. As a member of the Church board, I knew that there are issues that we need to address, but frankly we did not know how to do it properly. One of the issues was making disciples – for a Nazarene Church whose motto is “Making Christlike Disciples” it’s quite important (not just for us, but just sayin’).
What I like about this book is logical continuity and easiness of steps. I like everything compartmentalized, so this book was just the one I needed – each step is described with details and based on Scriptures as well as Real Life’s personal experience with making disciples.
Unlike a lot of “How-to” books, Real-Life Discipleship takes the general ideas and breaks them down to help one learn the basics of the system that works – a system that worked for over 2 millennia ever since Christ taught it to His own disciples. Another useful thing about this book is the appendixes that have graphs and tables that help to identify the stages of faith the people are in right now to then help us address their needs more efficiently.
Real-Life Discipleship is a good book not only for pastors or those who are “leaders” in our standard understanding. It is also a good manual for the rest of us who are “people attending the Church.” Every Christian is a missionary with a mission – to share the Gospel with those God sends our way.
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