James Bryan Smith believes the gospel is about change in our lives today, not just our eternal destiny. In The Apprentice Series he aims to assist Christians in developing a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian, and what it means to live in community as a part of God’s kingdom. Throughout the series Smith helps us discard the flawed narratives of our hearts and replace them with the truths God reveals in his word about himself, the Christian life, and his Church. This series encourages you to read, journal, pray, discuss, and participate in weekly spiritual exercises to help you engage with the text. Smith guides us in being with Jesus and discovering the narratives he lived by. Get to know the God Jesus knows and the kingdom he proclaims.
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- Includes questions to individual reflection through the text
- Offers questions for small grop discussion at the end of each chapter
- Complete three-volume set of The Apprentice Series
Praise for The Apprentice Series
The Apprentice Series is a treasure. Dr. Smith has thought long and hard about the process of human transformation into the likeness of Jesus. I urge you to buy these books immediately! Read them and apply them. Then live them out in the context of a loving community. You will not regret doing so.
—Richard J. Foster, author, Celebration of Discipline
Jim Smith is the most articulate, accurate and helpful writer of spiritual formation of my generation. I give this series my highest recommendation.
—Todd Hunter, author, Giving Church Another Chance
If you’re looking for books to help patrons rekindle or enhance their relationships with God, buy this one. Highly recommended for small groups interested in deepening their relationships with God.
The Apprentice Series is the best practice I have seen in Christian spiritual formation.
—Dallas Willard, author, The Divine Conspiracy
- Title: The Apprentice Series
- Author: James Bryan Smith
- Series: The Apprentice Series
- Publisher: InterVarsity Press
- Volumes: 3
- Pages: 736
About James Bryan Smith
James Bryan Smith is a theology professor at Friends Unviersity in Wichita, and a writer and speaker on Christian spiritual formation. He is the director of the Aprentis Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation at Friends University.