"Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus" by Mark Dever
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Quick Take: practical
Why I Chose It: I can't recall exactly, but I believe this was given out at a CHBC service last year. It reviews the topic of discipling which we looked at in 2015 & 2016 through sermons and other messages.
Quotes: (1) "To be a Christian means to be a disciple. There are no Christians who are not disciples. And to be a disciple of Jesus means to follow Jesus. There are no disciples of Jesus who are not following Jesus. (2) "The people around you will indluence you, for better or worse. And for better or worse you in turn will affect the people around you. An absentee father influences his children even in his absence. None of us is an island." (3) "[pastors] make it easier for members to disciple one another. They keep [their church] from being an unaccountable crowd of informal friendships where no one is formally responsible for anyone else, and where each person is left to define the gospel and gospel faithfulness for himself."
Other Notes: One of Mark's observations is how unusual it is to see single people living with families "to learn how to serve Christ" and develop discipling relationships that way. I hope to prioritize that with my family one day - I've seen how significant an impact families can have on single people, especially when they are away from their own homes and families.