What distinguishes a follower of Jesus? The contributors to Five Traits of a Christ Follower―each with a long history of knowing Jesus and making him known―see five “core competencies” as critical to authentic discipleship; growing in relationship with God, knowing and living from the Scriptures, engaging those who don’t know Christ, living in community with other believers, and equipping others to follow Christ. Spend a month with a master class of disciple-makers, and find yourself growing in your capacity, and your enthusiasm, for following Christ.
Foreword by Jerry Bridges. Contributors from The Navigators and friends include Jen Hatmaker, Len Sweet, Jane Kirkpatrick, and others.
About the Book
This small pocket sized devotional is written by various Christian authors and attempts to answer the question, “What does it mean to be like and follow Christ?” Too many today say they follow Jesus, but do not have the mind of Christ in their actions, speech, and and appearance. The five traits include:
Walking with Jesus
Knowing and Living the Scriptures
Participating in Community
Engaging with Unbelievers
Reproducing Spiritual Generations
This is a book for the seasoned Christian who needs reminded of the call upon every believer who may have been so caught up in service for God that they forgot the simplicity of the Gospel. It would make a wonderful accompaniment to your daily devotion time to supplement your daily Bible reading. The chapters will bring your mind into focus, cause you to examine your fruit, and give you zeal. This book will also introduce you to many excellent authors and I hope encourage you to seek out their works and read their thoughts on this and many other topics to further your walk with the Lord.
Thank you to NavPress and Tyndale House Publishers for the opportunity to receive this book in exchange for my honest review.