Selected for a Christianity Today 2007 Book Award
in the category of Christian Living.


Library Journal
In his latest endeavor, Willard (The Divine Conspiracy) presents all Christians with a call to action, with a chief premise that all too often they neglect the latter part of Jesus's "Great Commission," in which he directed his followers to go into all nations and "make disciples" of people. According to Willard, the fact that "discipleship is optional" in today's churches and Christian institutions is a travesty. In a straightforward and thoughtful way, he argues that discipleship and spiritual formation are in some way mandatory for anyone who professes to be a Christian ("We could never credibly claim to trust a doctor whose instructions we would not follow"). Only when following Jesus's instructions becomes their fundamental goal, he professes, will Christians live abundant and fulfilled lives. All in all, this book makes for engaging reading for any Christian who aspires to lead a more spiritual life. Although certain passages may upset some readers (e.g., apathetic Christians are often given a scolding), Willard speaks his truth in such an eloquent, passionate, and powerful way that one can't help but be moved to action. Recommended for all libraries.
-Wesley A. Mills, Empire State Coll. SUNY Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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