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Posted May 22, 2004
Any good book that forces us to think about--rethink--the biblical concept of discipleship should be read. Mere Discipleship is such a book. Lee Camp has produced a serious book on Christian discipleship where his major premise is that the modern world, and in particular American life, has subverted the biblical concept of true discipleship. Granted Camp's perspective is hinged on his own Anabaptist church background, but his critique of how we apply Christianity today rings true--and at times, terrifyingly so. You're not going to agree with everything Camp presents. And at times he seems to choose some parts of Scripture over others (e.g., you can tell he likes the revelation of God in Christ as the peacemaker, but not the wrathful God of the OT that smote godless armies through Israel; he is partial to the passive Lamb of God, but not the table over-turning Jesus in the temple). Nonetheless, Camp is right--our church-life and concept of discipleship is tainted by our American-way of life. He attempts to help us decompartmentalize our faith, especially at the levels where our Christianity intersects with our public life. Although a bit on the intellectual side, still I highly recommend working through Camp's argument. Your commitment to discipleship will be enhanced and bettered as a result.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.