Get ready to explore a faith that does not separate salvation from discipleship, but embraces the seamless journey from conversion to transformation.
In Choose the Life, discipleship expert Bill Hull breaks new ground, challenging what we’ve made of the Gospel. He believes that the Great Commission has more to do with spiritual depth than strategies and structures. Jesus is calling us to choose the life of thinking as he thought, living as he lived, loving as he loved, ministering as he ministered, and leading as he led. Anything less is Christ-less Christianity.
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“Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, ‘Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.’” (Page 11)
“‘Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.’” (Page 18)
“Henri Nouwen said, let us be transformed from relevance to prayer, from popularity to ministry, and from leading to being led.” (Page 21)
“We have made the test for salvation doctrinal rather than behavioral.” (Page 23)
“The trouble with our evangelism is that we have made it so easy to enter the Christian life that we miss the repentance, commitment, and regeneration that provide the power to live the Christian life.” (Page 24)
This is a book for people looking for challenges, and who want to enlarge their vision to be all that God intended them to be. It is easy to read, filled with practical illustrations and it comes from the depths of his heart and experience.
—Clyde Cook, former president, Biola University
This book is worth the price simply for Bill’s elegant, comprehensive, penetrating five-fold definition of what a disciple is. It offers so much more than that too—resources and inspiration to help churches in the doldrums rediscover their bearings, heave their anchors, and raise their sails to the wind of adventure in ‘the Life.’
—Brian McLaren, activist, author, and speaker
In a churchly culture of many decisions but few disciples, Bill Hull challenges us to exchange ingrained patterns of unfruitful mediocrity for the paradigm of radically following Jesus on the path of transformational discipleship. If faithfully heeded, Choose The Life will revolutionize the people of God.
—Bruce Demarest, professor of Christian theology and spiritual formation, Denver Seminary
With great humility and clarity, Bill Hull reminds us that being a Christian and being Christlike are synonymous. Choose the Life pinpoints the missing pieces of contemporary discipleship and delivers a compelling call to become a community of obedient, transparent disciples. Every Christian leader who desires to live a life worthy of replication should read this book.
—Judith Hougen, assistant professor of English, Northwestern College