This was an excellent book. It is a highly systematic approach in creating disciples. It is a one stop process. There are highly helpful processes to train people to become disciples. Unfortunately, in some areas of the churches of Christ, the idea of discipling is negative. This is because of the boston movement or the crossroads movement. This has created some unfortunately ideas about this concept. This book focuses a lot of time on creating correct patterns in life. The authors use the process of a huddle, which is a positive idea. It is more than just an idea, the authors really go into this process. There are helpful advice, which is practical on running a huddle, and the expectations of doing so. This is a far leap from a consumer driven church, but for those who are willing to go through the process, it will be a huge blessing. If you are like most churches, and leaders and struggle with creating disciples, this is a good starting point. But you need to do more than read the book, we need to participate in one of these processes. We need more mentoring and helping in this work. This is a good book. It talks about the shapes of life, which is helpful personally as well as for those who are helping others grow. This is probably the weakest area in most churches, creating true disciples of Christ.
- Review of “Building Leaders”
- Are We Afraid of Discipling Now
- Seriousness, Culture, and Worship
- Review of “Hitting the Bullseye”
- Review of “Guiding People Through Conflict”