The influence this book has on The Rhythm Journal is multiple.
- The concept of intentionality. “Discipleship is the intentional process of making your life look like Jesus’ life.”
- The Two Questions. What is God saying to me? What am I going to do about it?
- The reinforcement of Kingdom Building. Our lives, as followers of Jesus, is to be dedicated to the process of building God’s Kingdom, not our own.
The first two chapters of this book are alone worth the price of the book. Mike lays out a perspective on how Biblical, Rabbi-style discipleship can and should be done today. For me, it was like hearing someone else speak the same language for the first time on that subject. Personal discipleship, personal investment, and the proper mindset.
Kindle – As of this post, only the Kindle edition was available on Amazon. Paper edition back in stock soon.
This book’s influence on The Rhythm Journal is that of understanding what a Rabbi was and what a Disciple was in a first century context. When you understand what Jesus was as a Rabbi in that time, you will have a much clearer and deeper understanding of what it meant to be a disciple. Not just a student, not just a follower like Facebook or Twitter, but a disciple. This will will radically enhance your picture and understanding of Jesus.
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