Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World

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This substantially revised and expanded edition contains added chapter introductions and summaries, an extensive study guide, and a reading guide.

"Part primer in radical discipleship, part Christian manifesto for our times, Mere Discipleship calls believers to a way of life formed by the 'costly grace' of the gospel. The study guide makes this new edition even more accessible and helpful to individuals and congregations. I enthusiastically recommend this book for everyone who ...

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Overview

This substantially revised and expanded edition contains added chapter introductions and summaries, an extensive study guide, and a reading guide.

"Part primer in radical discipleship, part Christian manifesto for our times, Mere Discipleship calls believers to a way of life formed by the 'costly grace' of the gospel. The study guide makes this new edition even more accessible and helpful to individuals and congregations. I enthusiastically recommend this book for everyone who is seeking a more faithful and adventurous discipleship."—Charles L. Campbell, Columbia Theological Seminary

"A book for our times. It provides an accessible and reliable account of the biblical Christian message, and a vital critique of the cultural captivity and far-reaching disloyalty to Christ that have so frequently disfigured the church's witness in the world since the days of Constantine. In this lucid and immensely useful book, Lee Camp spells out what faithful discipleship requires of all who claim the name of Christ in this, the twilight of Christendom."—Christopher D. Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington

"This is a blueprint for what would happen if Jesus's followers actually took him seriously today. The inclusion of a study guide in this new edition makes it an even more valuable resource. Read this book, get others to join you, and then step back and watch the sparks fly!"—Michael Frost, coauthor of The Shaping of Things to Come

"This is one of those books that you wear out carrying around, marking up, and loaning out. And the crazy thing is this: the church is actually ready to hear Lee Camp's words. He points us towards a Christianity that is worth believing in."—Shane Claiborne, author of The Irresistible Revolution, coauthor of Jesus for President

"With this book Lee Camp helps us to integrate peacemaking perspectives into what it means to be a disciple in an increasingly violent and belligerent world. This book will challenge—and enhance—prevailing views of what it means to truly follow Jesus in the twenty-first century."—Alan Hirsch, author of The Forgotten Ways

"This book is for those who long for a Christianity that looks like Christ and seeks to witness to God's dream for creation—the kingdom of God."—Jarrod McKenna, cofounder of The Peace Tree Community, founder of Empowering Peacemakers in Your Community [EPYC]

"Mere Discipleship is the best single book on Christian discipleship I've ever read. Lee Camp insightfully dismantles the Christendom paradigm of Christian living to disclose what being an authentic disciple of Jesus looks like. I couldn't recommend a book more than I recommend this one!"—Gregory A. Boyd, author of The Myth of a Christian Nation

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
In his first book, Camp (Coll. of Bible & Ministry, Lipscomb Univ.) plays on the titles of two Christian classics, C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity and Dietrich Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship. His definition of discipleship is as uncompromising as Bonhoeffer's, though he bases his arguments on the whole New Testament instead of using just the Sermon on the Mount, as Bonhoeffer did. Lee sharply criticizes a Christianity that wraps itself in the flag or in capitalism and the pursuit of material goods. Writing this book during the early stages of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, he strongly attacks the war and its justification and also rejects the greed and mindless consumerism of Western culture. His book is largely an argument against a Christianity characterized by triumphalism, militarism, nationalism, and materialism. He instead advocates a Christianity based on sharing, sensible frugality, and nonviolence. This book makes an effective presentation and will appeal to clergy, theology students, and patrons of church libraries; recommended for general and specialized collections.-Richard S. Watts, San Bernardino Cty. Lib., CA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587432309
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 439,398
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee C. Camp (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of Bible at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Reenvisioning Discipleship
1. "Radical" Discipleship
2. God's Way of Working
3. Pledging Allegiance to the Kingdom of God
Part 2: What Disciples Believe
4. The Gospel: Repent, for the Kingdom Is at Hand
5. The Savior: The Slaughtered Lamb
6. The Church: The Body of Christ
Part 3: What Disciples Do
7. Worship: Why Disciples Love Their Enemies
8. Baptism: Why Disciples Don't Make Good Americans (or Germans, or Frenchmen)
9. Prayer: Why Disciples Trust God rather than Their Own Calculations
10. Communion: Why Disciples Share Their Wealth
11. Evangelism: How Disciples "Make a Difference"
Study Guide by Joshua J. Graves
Notes

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