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The lessons and patterns in ageless management principles employed by our Lord with His disciples are an inspiring model for those who seek greater depth and stability in the Christian church today. Featured in this classic work is Christ, the Master Potter, molding and fashioning His disciples into useful vessels. The Training of the Twelve is rich in thoughts, not only for preacher and teacher, but also for every Christian who is interested in being a leader or in preparing others to lead.

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  • Title: The Training of the Twelve; or, Passages out of the Gospels, Exhibiting the Twelve Disciples of Jesus under Discipline for the Apostleship
  • Author: Alexander Balmain Bruce
  • Publisher: A. C. Armstrong and Son
  • Print Publication Date: 1889
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Pages: 545
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Apostles
  • Resource ID: LLS:40.40.7
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T21:57:42Z

Excerpted from the 1911 Encyclopedia

Alexander Balmain Bruce, Scottish divine, was born at Aberargie near Perth on the 31st of January 1831. His father suffered for his adherence to the Free Church at the Disruption in 1843, and removed to Edinburgh, where the son was educated, showing exceptional ability from the first. His early religious doubts, awakened especially by Strausss Life of Jesus, made him throughout life sympathetic with those who underwent a similar stress. After serving as assistant first at Ancrum, then at Lochwinnoch, he was called to Cardross in Dumbartonshire in 1859, and to Broughty Ferry in 1868. There he published his first considerable exegetical work, the Training of the Twelve. In 1874 he delivered his Cunningham Lectures, afterwards published as The Humiliation of Christ, and in the following year was appointed to the chair of Apologetics and New Testament exegesis at the Free Church College, Glasgow. This post he held for twenty-four years. He was one of the first British New Testament students whose work was received with consideration by German scholars of repute. The character and work of Christ were, he held, the ultimate proof and the best defence of Christianity; and his tendency was to concentrate attention somewhat narrowly on the historic Jesus...



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    I found this thought provoking, challenging, inspiring and helpful in understanding what it takes to be a disciple of Jesus. Highly recommended for serious study of Jesus discipleship methods.

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