The Great Omission : Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship
Jesus’s last command was to go and make disciples. 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.” This title includes sections on being apprenticed to Jesus; Spiritual formation and the development of character; discipleship of soul and mind; and learning from classics on spiritual living.