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The Great Omission

Dallas Willard

The Great Omission

Dallas Willard

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Jesus's last command was to go and make disciples of all nations. Instead, we have responded by making Christians. Willard challenges the idea that we can call ourselves Christians without applying our faith to every aspect of life.

^^"The New Testament is a book about disciples, by disciples, and for disciples of Jesus Christ.," explains the author. "All the church needs to fulfill Christ's purposes on earth is the quality of life he makes real in the life of his disciples ... the greatest issue facing the world today, with all its heart-breaking needs, is whether those who are identified as Christians will become disciples."

Willard shows us that in the school of life, we are apprentices of the Teacher whose brilliance encourages us to rise above traditional church understanding and embrace the true meaning of discipleship - an active, concrete, 24/7 life with Jesus.
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About "The Great Omission"

Jesus's last command was to go and make disciples of all nations. Instead, we have responded by making Christians. Willard challenges the idea that we can call ourselves Christians without applying our faith to every aspect of life.

^^"The New Testament is a book about disciples, by disciples, and for disciples of Jesus Christ.," explains the author. "All the church needs to fulfill Christ's purposes on earth is the quality of life he makes real in the life of his disciples ... the greatest issue facing the world today, with all its heart-breaking needs, is whether those who are identified as Christians will become disciples."

Willard shows us that in the school of life, we are apprentices of the Teacher whose brilliance encourages us to rise above traditional church understanding and embrace the true meaning of discipleship - an active, concrete, 24/7 life with Jesus.
-Publisher.


- Koorong

Bestselling author of The Divine Conspiracy reveals that being a Christian is more than a ticket to heaven but a lifelong process of being trained by God to be like Jesus. In his earlier books Dallas Willard has laid out the principal ideas for a revolutionary understanding of what the Christian life is really about. This volume collects articles, talks, and interviews where Willard explains the practical application of his ideas. He answers such questions as what does it mean to be Jesus' disciple? How does God teach us? How do we know what God wants for us? How do we explain Jesus to others? And much more.
- Publisher

The last command Jesus gave the church before he ascended to heaven was the Great Commission, the call for Christians to "make disciples of all the nations." But Christians have responded by making "Christians," not "disciples." This, according to brilliant scholar and renowned Christian thinker Dallas Willard, has been the church's Great Omission.

"The word disciple occurs 269 times in the New Testament," writes Willard. "Christian is found three times and was first introduced to refer precisely to disciples of Jesus. . . . The New Testament is a book about disciples, by disciples, and for disciples of Jesus Christ. But the point is not merely verbal. What is more important is that the kind of life we see in the earliest church is that of a special type of person. All of the assurances and benefits offered to humankind in the gospel evidently presuppose such a life and do not make realistic sense apart from it. The disciple of Jesus is not the deluxe or heavy-duty model of the Christian -- especially padded, textured, streamlined, and empowered for the fast lane on the straight and narrow way. He or she stands on the pages of the New Testament as the first level of basic transportation in the Kingdom of God."

Willard boldly challenges the thought that we can be Christians without being disciples, or call ourselves Christians without applying this understanding of life in the Kingdom of God to every aspect of life on earth. He calls on believers to restore what should be the heart of Christianity -- being active disciples of Jesus Christ. Willard shows us that in the school of life, we are apprentices of the Teacher whose brilliance encourages us to rise above traditional church understanding and embrace the true meaning of discipleship -- an active, concrete, 24/7 life with Jesus.


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Meet the Author

Dallas Willard

Dallas Willard (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is a Professor in the School of Philosophy at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He has taught at USC since 1965, where he was Director of the School of Philosophy from 1982-1985. His philosophical publications are mainly in the areas of epistemology, the philosophy of mind and of logic, and on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, including extensive translations of Husserl's early writings from German into English.

He also lectures and writes award winning books on Christian Spirituality. His book Renovation of the Heart received Christianity Today's 2003 Book Award in the category of Spirituality. The Divine Conspiracy was selected Christianity Today's "Book of the Year" for 1999.

His other publications include The Spirit of the Disciplines; Hearing God; The Great Omission; Renovation of the Heart in Daily Practice and most recently Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge and Personal Religion, Public Reality?.
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  • Catalogue Code 251777
  • Product Code 0060882433
  • EAN 9780060882433
  • Pages 256
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category Discipleship
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Jun 2016
  • Dimensions 217 x 146 x 23 mm
  • Weight 0.422kg

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