Religious Studies Review
This collection will help the intended audience of laypeople, students, and ministers to appreciate the diversity of NT teachings on discipleship and to use these insights to live fuller Christian lives themselves.
"Thirteen scholars...discuss the varied concepts of discipleship in the New Testament and seek to draw out some simple applications to modern Christian life. The chapters are well-organized, well-documented and balanced.... Useful to students, clergy and others wishing to study, or preach on, discipleship."
The Bible Today
A fine collection of essays on discipleship that offers a comprehensive treatment of the New Testament materials, spanning the Gospels, Acts, Paul's letters, and other New Testament writings.... In each instance the essays engage the text, are sensitive to the overall framework of the particular New Testament book, and interact with current scholarly literature. Overall this volume provides the reader with a sound and theologically rich treatment.
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
A useful collection of articles on discipleship.
A thorough study of the many facets of discipleship in the New Testament, written for scholars and church leaders alike.
Calvin Theological Journal
For preachers, there are many sermon ideas embedded in this excellent book. For theologians and professors, this is a highly readable popularization of all the main ideas about discipleship circulating in responsible arenas at the present time.
Scripture Bulletin (U.K.)
In general, this book can provide the committed Christian with material prayer, the pastor with the possibility of composing interesting, informed and balanced homilies and the undergraduate with an introduction to different approaches to the text. Above all it encourages a close attentive reading of the inspired word of God which in turn challenged the meaning of what one is living.
Reformed (Australia) Theological Review
This is a worthwhile collection of essays, providing the necessary building-blocks for the construction of the New Testament portrait of those who respond to the gospel of Jesus. Each essay could be fruitfully read before preaching upon the section of the New Testament under its purview.