Item description for Every Disciple's Journey: Following Jesus to a God-Focused Earth by Thomas R. Steagald...
Overview Steagald takes an intimate, in-depth look at the life of Jesus, sharing that Christs ministry realizes Gods purposes on Earth and models true discipleship. As he explores the rich stories of Jesus, the author guides readers toward an authentic pursuit of God. (Motivation)
Publishers Description The meaning of your life Thomas Steagald says we typically take Scripture in bits and pieces, absorbing and applying small portions of the Bible to our immediate, daily needs. But this method fails to truly immerse us in the life of Jesus. As a result, our discipleship suffers from superficial experience with the Lord. It also lacks movement--we miss the subtle shifts Jesus wants us to take from lingering skepticism to deepening trust, from fear to surrender, from familiarity to mystery.Steagald sets out to help us recover our footing on the path of a more experiential walk with Jesus through the movements and seasons of the Lord's life. The author invites us to explore the great sweep of Scripture through the rhythms of the Christian year. As we meditate on the events of Jesus' life (prophecies of his coming, stories of his birth, his teachings and miracles, his rejection and death, his resurrection), we reflect on our own lives in light of his life. We find the missing meaning of our life in the day-to-day experience of following Jesus.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 29, 2007
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1576838803 ISBN13 9781576838808
Availability 0 units.
More About Thomas R. Steagald
Thomas R. Steagald is pastor of First United Methodist Church in Stanley, North Carolina. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The Christian Century, Circuit Rider, Preaching, and The Abingdon Preaching Annual. He is author of three other books: Praying for Dear Life, Devotionally Yours: Philippians, and The Birth That Changed My Life. His writing draws on decades of his pastoral work and personal study. He lives with his wife, Jo, in Gastonia, North Carolina.
Thomas R. Steagald currently resides in Charlotte.
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Discipleship as an Authentic Pursuit of God Jan 11, 2008
In his new book "Every Disciple's Journey" Thomas R. Steagald draws on reflections based on Biblical and theological themes, as well as personal observations and experiences. The book is written to help the reader get new insights into what it means to live authentically from the heart as a disciple of Christ. He takes the premise that Jesus serves as the ultimate example for those who long to pursue and serve God.
Steagald takes the readers on an in-depth look at the life of Jesus, to help them discover the model of true discipleship. The book is divided into two parts. Part one sets the pace for the book by introducing God's journey for us. He uses the promises of Advent and Christmas to help the reader find God's purpose for life and to introduce the idea of discipleship as a journey with God.
Part two takes the readers through the experiences of Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, and Trinity Sunday and leads them into a better understanding of Christ's humanity.
Each chapter ends with an: Affirmation, A Confession, and a Discipleship Task. These elements help the reader affirm, verbalize and put into action a practical step in following the master. I found these to be valuable tools for reflection, meditation and assimilation. I also enjoyed the challenging and inspirational quotes at the beginning of each chapter.
Thomas Steagald writes from a rich experience as a pastor, teacher, and as an authentic fellow traveler on the journey toward pursuing God and the discovery of authentic discipleship.