The Complete Disciple
I commendThe Complete Discipleto all thinking believers who are serious about learning and growing. It's not for religious hitchhikers who are looking for free rides to instant maturity. True discipleship is costly--but substandard Christian living is even more costly! Take...
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I commendThe Complete Discipleto all thinking believers who are serious about learning and growing. It's not for religious hitchhikers who are looking for free rides to instant maturity. True discipleship is costly--but substandard Christian living is even more costly! Take your choice.-Warren W. WiersbePrepare to discover your spiritual family roots, the image of what God originally designed you to be-a complete disciple! The Book of Genesis tells us that we are made in God's image. So, cultivating God's image in us is really a matter of returning to Eden-going back before the Fall to discover our unblemished identity, along with the thoroughly satisfying intentions of our Heavenly Father! In The Complete Disciple, Ron Habermas takes you back to the Garden on a refreshing journey of renewed thinking. As you learn about your rich heritage, you'll gain a new understanding and appreciation of who you really are in Christ, what your vocational role is, and how to relate to people in a godly way!Packed with personal illustrations and helpful charts, as well as an abundance of powerful group- or class-study resource tools (downloadable off the Internet), this book is just what the modern disciple needs for spiritual growth in today's society! Get ready to discover God's exhilarating life purpose for every disciple-having God's image continuously restored within. You'll never be the same! Book features a foreword by Warren W. Wiersbe. Visit the author's website for The Complete Disciple at http://www.thecompletedisciple.com Read below what top professors are saying about the book: The Complete Disciple is essential reading for all Christians who are called to the task of disciple making. For those who are serious about their commitment to follow Jesus, this work is a venture for growth and perspective on the life-long journey. Ron provides a broad biblical perspective from Eden to Eternity on what following Jesus can mean each day for those committed to their calling as disciples. The reader will find a more intimate look at Jesus and how embracing both his humanity and divinity provides guideposts for faithful living. Here is a comprehensive work that invites renewal in the practical and spiritual dimensions of discipleship.-Robert Pazmi?oValeria Stone Professor of Christian EducationAndover Newton Theological SchoolOf the making of books on discipleship there seems to be no end, but this one is different. Ron Habermas has skillfully blended biblical principles and practical application into an easy-to-read paperback which will help every Christian draw closer to the Lord. It is especially recommended for pastors, Sunday school teachers and Christian college professors.-Dr. Kenneth O. GangelToccoa Falls College,Toccoa Falls, GeorgiaI have thousands of books in my library over 80 of those books deal with some aspect of discipleship and Christian living. It's been some time since I've read something that has been as fresh, creative, original, thought-provoking and practical as the newest book by Ron Habermas. The Complete Disciple will help you understand what it means to be made in God's image. It will not only challenge how you think about but also how you live the Christian life. If "becoming conformed to the image of His son" is the desire of your heart then buy this book. I guarantee that it is a book you will want to read more than once.-Gary J. Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D.Executive Director of The Center for Marriage & Family Studiesand Professor of Psychology and Practical Theologyat John Brown University Here is a book that goes beyond platitudes and simplistic formulas. The author draws on wide reading and rich life experience to urge a more engaged and fulfilling response to Christ's call to follow him. In this life we can't do that perfectly. But we can commit to it completely. The Complete Disciple lays out how.-Robert W. Yar
What does it mean to be conformed to the image of Christ? This book will give you a fresh look into who Jesus is and what it means to be a disciple. You will be encouraged to see that the same resources that Jesus accessed in his life are available to you as well.
Ron Habermas is a McGee Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Formation, John Brown University. He is active in a number of professional organizations, including North American Professors of Christian Education and Pioneer Clubs. Ron has taught graduate courses at schools covering a broad theological spectrum including Azusa Pacific University, Calvin College, and Southwestern Baptist Seminary.