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Overview Jesus was a conversationalist, and that's how He taught. Through intimate exchanges with His disciples, He opened their eyes to the marvels of the Kingdom. And at the proper time, He commissioned them to go and make disciples of all nations, teaching each one all they had learned. Christ calls believers to do the same today. He asks them to make disciples as He did-one conversation, one relationship at a time. But sometimes we spend more time keeping track of how many people we've told about Christ than we do getting to know them. Making disciples is more than witnessing to nonbelievers and tallying numbers. Making disciples is really about building authentic relationships with those closest to us and helping them follow Jesus through heart-to-heart talks and committed friendships. This book challenges you to reexamine your idea of evangelism and discipleship and reconsider what you say in hour daily conversations. Author D. Michael Henderson will show you how to turn your everyday interactions into open doors through which you can tell others about God and His love for them.
Publishers Description Jesus trained a handful of ordinary people to follow Him as He established God's kingdom on earth. His primary training method was intimate, personal conversations on a friend-to-friend basis. As they walked along, in the daily routines of life, He taught them the practical principles of the Kingdom. He then commissioned them to go and make disciples of all nations by teaching others what they had learned.He still calls believers today to accept this 'great commission', but at times it seems that the work of discipleship is more about public proclamation than personal relationships and conversation. Churches today house hundreds of believers, but few true disciples. Making disciples is more than witnessing to nonbelievers. It is about building authentic relationships with our Christian friends and helping each other follow Jesus one discussion, one conversation, one heart-to-heart talk at a time. Making Disciples-One Conversation at a Time discusses the importance of having redemptive conversations and demonstrates how to turn our meaningless chatter into a means of grace, helping our friends become all God intends them to be and enriching their lives and ours in the process. Author Michael Henderson explains how practicing the disciplines of attentive listening, appropriate questioning, Scripture application, and praying with our friends will allow us to not only fulfill Christ's request to make disciples, but also follow His commandment to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and your neighbor as yourself.Making Disciples-One Conversation at a Time challenges us to examine how we use our words and presents ways to bring Christ into the conversations of our everyday lives to give those around us a better understanding of God and His love for them.
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Studio: Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.19" Width: 5.22" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 2006
Publisher BEACON HILL PRESS #29
ISBN 0834123002 ISBN13 9780834123007
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More About D. Michael Henderson
D. Michael Henderson is the executive director of Heart of Africa, a mission resource agency that provides breakthrough projects for African ministries. He has been a college/seminary professor and a teaching pastor for 40 years. His special interest is personal discipleship and ministry training, for which he writes materials and conducts seminars. He has graduate degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary, Yale University, and Indiana University. Michael and his wife, Martha, live in Florida but spend a large part of each year in Africa training church leaders.
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How to Grow a Healthy Relationship Dec 29, 2009
Michael Henderson has written an excellent book about making disciples. If you have a strong personal or professional interest in that topic, you'll find this book practical, well-written, and immediately useful.
Yet the principles Henderson explains here have many other applications as well. This is a book about about learning to put others first, learning to listen reflectively, learning to become more intentional in all aspects of your life. As such these principles are about personal and professional maturity -- the pathway to becoming a better person.
Here's essential help for anyone who wants to become a better friend, spouse, parent or colleague. Of special interest to some readers will be Chapter 6 "John Wesley's Close Conversations" and Chapter 4 "Four Elements of an Effective Conversation."
Henderson has given us a valuable gift: Here's how to be strategic and intentional in your daily life, so that your example and your values bear fruit in the lives of those around you.
Dr. David Frisbie The Center for Marriage & Family Studies Author of "The Soul-Mate Marriage: The Spiritual Journey of Becoming One"
Excellent Book Mar 25, 2008
Mike has touched on something that is lacking in the church in the U.S. This book has its thumb on the pulse of our chief assignment as Christians. A must read for those desiring personal spiritual growth as a follower of Christ.
Excellent book! Jul 9, 2007
D. Michael Henderson has written an excellent book encouraging Christians to enter into meaningful relationships with other believers, for mutual growth in the faith.