Take time and trouble to keep yourself spiritually fit. (1Tim. 4:7, JB Phillips Translation)
As J. Oswald points out, true discipleship is more than intellectual assent to a belief in Christ; it involves the whole person and lifestyle.
Those with only superficial belief will soon fall away from the faith, but Sanders says a true disciple would rather be presented with a difficult challenge than a soft option. Disciples are charged with the task of training themselves to be godly, because it is their responsibility to remain spiritually fit.
Ever-fresh topics in this time-tested volume include:
- the disciple's second chance
- the disciple's ambition
- the disciple's senior partner
- the disciple's Olympics
- the disciple's right
- the disciple's maturity
In addition, a For Reflection guide is included, making this book ideal for both individual and group study."