Books on Discipleship
Description:Disciple Like Jesus for Parents is for Christian parents who desire to disciple their children as Jesus discipled his disciples. In most of today’s Christian homes children are being discipled in the ways of the world with a few church activities thrown in along the way. The result is a wave of kids leaving the church and God during their college years. This book offers an alternative way of parenting that concentrates on relationships with God and man. Review taken from Christian Books
Description:’There is far more to teaching your children the Bible than merely telling them Bible stories. Unfortunately, many parents feel ill-equipped for the task, so they neglect this vital aspect of Christian parenting. In doing so, they forfeit many of the greatest blessings of parenthood. Here’s a valuable aid for parents seeking help. Lou Priolo’s Teach Them Diligently: How to use the Scriptures in Child Training holds a wealth of practical and biblical advice for parents seeking to fulfill the mandate of Deuteronomy 6:6-7.’ — John MacArthur
The Duties of Parents (Free Online)
Description: In “The Duties of Parents,” J.C. Ryle explores the best ways to raise children with Christ in their hearts, and the duties all Christian parents have toward those God has entrusted to them. Ryle gives helpful advice on how to raise children, and shows how we can love our children without spoiling them. Though written in 1888, it contains timeless truths based on God’s wisdom. Ryle perfectly balanced love and discipline in this approach to raising godly children. Essential reading for every parent who seeks to raise their children in the instruction of the Lord, Ryle’s book is one you will return to over and over again. It is short, powerful, easy to comprehend, and one of the best resources for parenting outside of the Bible. Those who truly seek biblical parenting should not be without this book.
Description:One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus
What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” “Cheap grace,” Bonhoeffer wrote, “is the grace we bestow on ourselves…grace without discipleship….Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know….It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life.”
The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.