The Disciple: Following the True Mentor

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David C. Cook, 2007 - Discipling (Christianity) - 239 pages
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Mentoring is a major topic in today's self-help industry. Unfortunately, the world has gotten the mentoring relationship exactly wrong. In fact, secular ways of treating one another--including individualism, stoicism, and even psychotherapy--can be soul-destroying rather than soul-fulfilling.

There is a better way--one that is biblical, challenging, and brilliantly put forward by one of the world foremost Christian thinkers and writers, Dr. James Houston. In The Disciple, the fifth in his series on developing greater intimacy with God, Dr. Houston offers a stimulating guide for believers who desire to be true disciples of Jesus Christ. By understanding our relationship with God more fully, we can learn how to look to Christ for guidance, answers, and fulfillment. And we can in turn see and bring out the best--the essential Christian identity--in each person we come in contact with.

Through clear and compelling examinations of Scriptures, Dr. Houston exposes the mentoring approaches to avoid, and opens the way instead to an authentic and energizing Mentor/disciple relationship with God. Above all, you will learn how to humbly seek Christ, who alone can lead you to whole personhood.

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Dr. James M. Houston is a highly acclaimed scholar and pioneer in the field of evangelical spirituality. He came to North America from England in 1968 to lead Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, an international graduate school of Christian studies. Today he is a Regent Board of Governors' Professor in Spiritual Theology. He earned an M.A. in Edinburgh, and an M.A., B.Sc., and D. Phil. from Oxford. He is also the author of In Pursuit of Happiness and The Hearth's Desire, among other titles.

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