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Mere Discipleship

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Mere Discipleship

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What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ today? And are Christians really prepared for the answers? In Mere Discipleship, Lee Camp sets forth his vision of what it means to truly follow Christ, challenging Christians to put obedience to Jesus as Lord ahead of allegiances to all earthly authorities???be they nationalistic, political, economic, or cultural. Camp clearly lays out a sound biblical framework of what disciples believe and therefore what they should do. This substantially revised and expanded second edition updates examples, adds chapter introductions and summaries, and includes new study questions.

- Publisher This substantially revised and expanded edition contains added chapter introductions and summaries, an extensive study guide, and a reading guide. "Part primer in radical discipleship, part Christian manifesto for our times, Mere Discipleship calls believers to a way of life formed by the 'costly grace' of the gospel. The study guide makes this new edition even more accessible and helpful to individuals and congregations. I enthusiastically recommend this book for everyone who is seeking a more faithful and adventurous discipleship."--Charles L. Campbell, Columbia Theological Seminary "A book for our times. It provides an accessible and reliable account of the biblical Christian message, and a vital critique of the cultural captivity and far-reaching disloyalty to Christ that have so frequently disfigured the church's witness in the world since the days of Constantine. In this lucid and immensely useful book, Lee Camp spells out what faithful discipleship requires of all who claim the name of Christ in this, the twilight of Christendom."--Christopher D. Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington "This is a blueprint for what would happen if Jesus's followers actually took him seriously today. The inclusion of a study guide in this new edition makes it an even more valuable resource. Read this book, get others to join you, and then step back and watch the sparks fly!"--Michael Frost, coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come "This is one of those books that you wear out carrying around, marking up, and loaning out. And the crazy thing is this: the church is actually ready to hear Lee Camp's words. He points us towards a Christianity that is worth believing in."--Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution, coauthor of Jesus for President "With this book Lee Camp helps us to integrate peacemaking perspectives into what it means to be a disciple in an increasingly violent and belligerent world. This book will challenge--and enhance--prevailing views of what it means to truly follow Jesus in the twenty-first century."--Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways "This book is for those who long for a Christianity that looks like Christ and seeks to witness to God's dream for creation--the kingdom of God."--Jarrod McKenna, cofounder of The Peace Tree Community, founder of Empowering Peacemakers in Your Community [EPYC] "Mere Discipleship is the best single book on Christian discipleship I've ever read. Lee Camp insightfully dismantles the Christendom paradigm of Christian living to disclose what being an authentic disciple of Jesus looks like. I couldn't recommend a book more than I recommend this one!"--Gregory A. Boyd, author of The Myth of a Christian Nation

- Publisher "This is a blueprint for what would happen if Jesus''s followers actually took him seriously today. Radical, passionate, uncompromising, Lee Camp''s book is a gift to our churches. The inclusion of a study guide in this new edition makes it an even more valuable resource. Read this book, get others to join you, and then step back and watch the sparks fly!"--Michael Frost, coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come "That discipleship is a frontier issue in our day is now being widely recognized. With this book Lee Camp helps us to integrate peacemaking perspectives into what it means to be a disciple in an increasingly violent and belligerent world. This book will challenge--and enhance--prevailing views of what it means to truly follow Jesus in the twenty-first century."--Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways "What a book. This is one of those books that you wear out carrying around, marking up, and loaning out. Camp''s words are timeless, and timely. And the crazy thing is this: the church is actually ready to hear them. In post-Religious Right America, there is an entire generation that is not willing to settle for the dream of America over the dream of God. There is a hunger for a Christianity that is not just something we believe but something we live and embody, a church filled not just with believers and worshippers but with disciples. Lee Camp points us towards a Christianity that is worth believing in."--Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution, coauthor of Jesus for President"Part primer in radical discipleship, part Christian manifesto for our times, Mere Discipleship calls believers to a way of life formed by the ''costly grace'' of the gospel. With humility and courage, Camp challenges cultural Christianity and offers the church a daring alternative shaped by Jesus Christ and lived out in and for the world. The study guide makes this new edition even more accessible and helpful to individuals and congregations. I enthusiastically recommend this book for everyone who is seeking a more faithful and adventurous discipleship."--Charles L. Campbell, Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics, Columbia Theological Seminary"Mere Discipleship is a book for our times. It provides an accessible and reliable account of the biblical Christian message, and a vital critique of the cultural captivity and far-reaching disloyalty to Christ that have so frequently disfigured the church''s witness in the world since the days of Constantine. The emergence of ''Christendom'' after Constantine may have made it easier than before to be a Christian. But it made it no easier, possibly even harder, to live as a true disciple of Jesus. In this lucid and immensely useful book, Lee Camp spells out what faithful discipleship requires of all who claim the name of Christ in this, the twilight of Christendom."--Christopher D. Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington"Facing being detained by the Australian government for outreach and peace building with those listed as terrorists, I found myself asking ''How did I get here?!'' Lee Camp and his book Mere Discipleship have given me the confidence to listen to the still, small voice answer ''By following me.'' This book is for those who might dare to believe in a Messiah who conquers not by the sword of war, but by a towel of service. A savior who makes holy not by exclusion, but by embrace. A church which is a sign of not what went wrong, but what God wills the world to be. A cross whose offensive is not a divine demand for blood, but the divine foolishness of God''s unarmed love conquering death. A gospel not fire insurance for the afterlife, but of God''s reign coming ''on earth as in heaven.'' In short this book is for those who long for a Christianity that looks like Christ and seeks to witness to God''s dream for creation--the kingdom of God."--Jarrod McKenna, cofounder of The Peace Tree Community, founder of Empowering Peacemakers in Your Community [EPYC] Praise for the first edition:"I started

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What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ today? And are Christians really prepared for the answers? In Mere Discipleship, Lee Camp sets forth his vision of what it means to truly follow Christ, challenging Christians to put obedience to Jesus as Lord ahead of allegiances to all earthly authorities???be they nationalistic, political, economic, or cultural. Camp clearly lays out a sound biblical framework of what disciples believe and therefore what they should do. This substantially revised and expanded second edition updates examples, adds chapter introductions and summaries, and includes new study questions.
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This substantially revised and expanded edition contains added chapter introductions and summaries, an extensive study guide, and a reading guide. "Part primer in radical discipleship, part Christian manifesto for our times, Mere Discipleship calls believers to a way of life formed by the 'costly grace' of the gospel. The study guide makes this new edition even more accessible and helpful to individuals and congregations. I enthusiastically recommend this book for everyone who is seeking a more faithful and adventurous discipleship."--Charles L. Campbell, Columbia Theological Seminary "A book for our times. It provides an accessible and reliable account of the biblical Christian message, and a vital critique of the cultural captivity and far-reaching disloyalty to Christ that have so frequently disfigured the church's witness in the world since the days of Constantine. In this lucid and immensely useful book, Lee Camp spells out what faithful discipleship requires of all who claim the name of Christ in this, the twilight of Christendom."--Christopher D. Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington "This is a blueprint for what would happen if Jesus's followers actually took him seriously today. The inclusion of a study guide in this new edition makes it an even more valuable resource. Read this book, get others to join you, and then step back and watch the sparks fly!"--Michael Frost, coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come "This is one of those books that you wear out carrying around, marking up, and loaning out. And the crazy thing is this: the church is actually ready to hear Lee Camp's words. He points us towards a Christianity that is worth believing in."--Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution, coauthor of Jesus for President "With this book Lee Camp helps us to integrate peacemaking perspectives into what it means to be a disciple in an increasingly violent and belligerent world. This book will challenge--and enhance--prevailing views of what it means to truly follow Jesus in the twenty-first century."--Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways "This book is for those who long for a Christianity that looks like Christ and seeks to witness to God's dream for creation--the kingdom of God."--Jarrod McKenna, cofounder of The Peace Tree Community, founder of Empowering Peacemakers in Your Community [EPYC] "Mere Discipleship is the best single book on Christian discipleship I've ever read. Lee Camp insightfully dismantles the Christendom paradigm of Christian living to disclose what being an authentic disciple of Jesus looks like. I couldn't recommend a book more than I recommend this one!"--Gregory A. Boyd, author of The Myth of a Christian Nation
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"This is a blueprint for what would happen if Jesus''s followers actually took him seriously today. Radical, passionate, uncompromising, Lee Camp''s book is a gift to our churches. The inclusion of a study guide in this new edition makes it an even more valuable resource. Read this book, get others to join you, and then step back and watch the sparks fly!"--Michael Frost, coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come "That discipleship is a frontier issue in our day is now being widely recognized. With this book Lee Camp helps us to integrate peacemaking perspectives into what it means to be a disciple in an increasingly violent and belligerent world. This book will challenge--and enhance--prevailing views of what it means to truly follow Jesus in the twenty-first century."--Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways "What a book. This is one of those books that you wear out carrying around, marking up, and loaning out. Camp''s words are timeless, and timely. And the crazy thing is this: the church is actually ready to hear them. In post-Religious Right America, there is an entire generation that is not willing to settle for the dream of America over the dream of God. There is a hunger for a Christianity that is not just something we believe but something we live and embody, a church filled not just with believers and worshippers but with disciples. Lee Camp points us towards a Christianity that is worth believing in."--Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution, coauthor of Jesus for President"Part primer in radical discipleship, part Christian manifesto for our times, Mere Discipleship calls believers to a way of life formed by the ''costly grace'' of the gospel. With humility and courage, Camp challenges cultural Christianity and offers the church a daring alternative shaped by Jesus Christ and lived out in and for the world. The study guide makes this new edition even more accessible and helpful to individuals and congregations. I enthusiastically recommend this book for everyone who is seeking a more faithful and adventurous discipleship."--Charles L. Campbell, Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics, Columbia Theological Seminary"Mere Discipleship is a book for our times. It provides an accessible and reliable account of the biblical Christian message, and a vital critique of the cultural captivity and far-reaching disloyalty to Christ that have so frequently disfigured the church''s witness in the world since the days of Constantine. The emergence of ''Christendom'' after Constantine may have made it easier than before to be a Christian. But it made it no easier, possibly even harder, to live as a true disciple of Jesus. In this lucid and immensely useful book, Lee Camp spells out what faithful discipleship requires of all who claim the name of Christ in this, the twilight of Christendom."--Christopher D. Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington"Facing being detained by the Australian government for outreach and peace building with those listed as terrorists, I found myself asking ''How did I get here?!'' Lee Camp and his book Mere Discipleship have given me the confidence to listen to the still, small voice answer ''By following me.'' This book is for those who might dare to believe in a Messiah who conquers not by the sword of war, but by a towel of service. A savior who makes holy not by exclusion, but by embrace. A church which is a sign of not what went wrong, but what God wills the world to be. A cross whose offensive is not a divine demand for blood, but the divine foolishness of God''s unarmed love conquering death. A gospel not fire insurance for the afterlife, but of God''s reign coming ''on earth as in heaven.'' In short this book is for those who long for a Christianity that looks like Christ and seeks to witness to God''s dream for creation--the kingdom of God."--Jarrod McKenna, cofounder of The Peace Tree Community, founder of Empowering Peacemakers in Your Community [EPYC] Praise for the first edition:"I started
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Meet the Author

Lee Camp

Lee C. Camp (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of Bible at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table Of Contents

  • Part 1: Reenvisioning Discipleship
    1. "radical" Discipleship
    2. God's Way Of Working
    3. Pledging Allegiance To The Kingdom Of God
    part 2: What Disciples Believe
    4. The Gospel: Repent, For The Kingdom Is At Hand
    5. The Savior: The Slaughtered Lamb
    6. The Church: The Body Of Christ
    part 3: What Disciples Do
    7. Worship: Why Disciples Love Their Enemies
    8. Baptism: Why Disciples Don't Make Good Americans (or Germans, Or Frenchmen)
    9. Prayer: Why Disciples Trust God Rather Than Their Own Calculations
    10. Communion: Why Disciples Share Their Wealth
    11. Evangelism: How Disciples "make A Difference"
    study Guide By Joshua J. Graves
    notes

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  • Catalogue Code 271741
  • Product Code 9781587432309
  • ISBN 1587432307
  • EAN 9781587432309
  • Pages 266
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category Discipleship
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Aug 2008
  • Sales Rank #76665
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 111 mm
  • Weight 0.421kg

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