Title: Choose the Life: Exploring a Faith that …
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
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Synopsis:Many churches harbor harried congregations merely going through the motions–sleepwalking saints who fail to experience transformed living. Many are unable and unwilling to share the gospel, convinced that it’s not their “gift.”
True disciples do more than the minimum, explains Hull. They choose the life and commit to bringing Jesus to the lost. They live out their beliefs and walk the walk. Submission shows the doubting world that Christ is embedded in their character.
Choose the Life is a practical tool as accessible to laypeople as ministry leaders. Any church seeking life-changing significance will be challenged by this cutting-edge resource. No hand-holding here, Choose the Life shows church members how to take individual responsibility for both being discipled and discipling others.
From the Back Cover: “Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.”–Deitrich Bonhoeffer
Get ready to explore a faith that does not separate salvation from discipleship, but embraces the seamless journey from conversion to transformation.
In Choose the Life, discipleship expert Bill Hull breaks new ground, challenging what we’ve made of the gospel. He believes that the Great Commission has more to do with spiritual depth than strategies and structures. Jesus is calling us to choose the life of thinking as he thought, living as he lived, loving as he loved, ministering as he ministered, and leading as he led. Anything less is Christ-less Christianity.
“This book is worth the price simply for Bill’s elegant, comprehensive, penetrating five-fold definition of what a disciple is.”–Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christian
“Bill Hull reminds us that being a Christian and being Christlike are synonymous. Choose the Life pinpoints the missing pieces of contemporary discipleship and delivers a compelling call to become a community of obedient, transparent disciples.”–Judith Hougen, assistant professor of English, Northwestern College
“Bill takes seriously the challenge to believe, live, love, serve, and lead like Jesus.”–Alan Andrews, U. S. director, The Navigators
“Through the experiences of his own journey Bill Hull challenges and, I believe, effectively guides us to see our lives formed through obediently following Jesus as opposed to a myriad of hollow options.”–Bill Thrall, founding partner, Leadership Catalyst, Inc.
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