Friday, January 23, 2015

Discipleship


Discipleship is a compilation of the writings of J. Heinrich Arnold gathered over several years: published articles, personal correspondence, transcripts of worship meetings, and congregational circulars. 
"Discipleship is not a question of our own doing; it is a matter of making room for God so that he can live in us."
This book is divided into three main categories: The Disciple, The Church, and The Kingdom of God, with an index of Bible references at the end.

The layout of the book provides wide margins with verse references clearly marked. This feature leaves room for plenty of notes, thoughts, and meditations of your own, contributing to the wonderful study nature of Discipleship.

It is hefty in that Arnold doesn't sugar coat what it means to be called to be a true disciple. But, Arnold's use of words makes Discipleship accessible to those of us who are not theologians, and I find the book highly readable and understandable.

It isn't a book to be read in one sitting. It's best to read each excerpt as a stand-alone essay, and spend some time digesting the material and reading the corresponding verses in the Bible. Not really a devotional; Discipleship is more of a Christian study tool, which offers both conviction and encouragement for your daily walk with Christ.



The publisher provided a review copy for my honest opinions.


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