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The Imperfect Disciple

Grace for People Who Can't Get Their Act Together
Narrated by: Steven Roy Grimsley
Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
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Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us - people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking.

For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows listeners how the gospel works in them and in their lives when:

  • They can't get their act together
  • They think God is giving them the silent treatment
  • They think church would be better without all the people
  • They're not happy with the person in the mirror
  • And much more

Wilson frees listeners from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.

©2017 eChristian (P)2017 eChristian

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A Must Read or Listen!

There are so many great things
about this book! I providentially
started listening to this book after experiencing a 'discipleship fail'.
This book contains THE PERFECT MESSAGE for anyone who needs encouragement when their walk
with God had gotten messy, are discouraged, depressed and full of despair. But you don't have to be 'down' to appreciate its wonderful hope-filled content. One can also start it when all is bright with not a cloud in the sky and be blessed by the practical wisdom, insight and tremendous encouragement of the author on the Christian life. I very highly recommend this book to every single Christian no matter where you are on your journey with God!
And the narrator is P-E-R-F-E-C-T!

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A refreshing reaquaintance with the gospel.

No punches pulled and the Gospel presented in a way that speaks to the gritty sinful aloofness we all sink to as believers trying to attain a measure of our own righteousness with our worthless currency of effort.

Christ supplies all the righteousness we need and this book is an apt reminder of God's complete answer to our neediness.

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Deep thoughts in an easily digestible format

I really enjoyed listening to this book. I was impressed by the depth of the theology and the accessibility of the writing. This is worth multiple listens/reads.

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  • Jen
  • Nokesville, VA, United States
  • 05-25-17

Encouragement for the Everyday Christian

Christian brother or sister, you are loved by the God of the universe. No matter what you do, you are loved. This is the theme of this short, but important book about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. We don't need to be perfect, ever. We don't need to have it all together, ever. We just need to be repentant and seeking to follow the Lord in our day to day lives.

Consider giving this one a listen if you're feeling discouraged. God will use it to lift you up.

Thanks, Jared, for a lovely little bit of grace reminding.

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Wonderful

Turned me again to the grace of Jesus...a very refreshing and encouraging call to rush to and rest in Jesus.

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The Imperfect Disciple! So there's hope for us...

I have been hearing and reading so much about discipleship the last few years, a lot of it quite good and helpful. There are new programs to get people to disciple people and different ways to do it. I like those ideas and many are finding them useful in their churches. One-on-one, small groups, micro churches, and more.

What I like about Jared's book is that it is so real and so ongoing. Why is it ongoing? Because the Church is. Grounded in Christ and the New Testament teachings, to be disciples we need to be connected to the Church to continued discipleship in our own lives and into the lives of others.

Jared says this very well with his stories of personal experiences and his teaching from the Bible. Discipleship is a shared experience and needs the shared context of the Church. I think the author points this out well. We need to stay in a relationship with others even when it isn't easy to do at times. That's because disciples are imperfect.

I like specific programs but this book spoke to my heart as a person who needs all the Grace he can get.

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A refreshing perspective

And honest look at who we are and the reality of our fallen nature in light of the glory of God. Very helpful in understanding our walk in grace, trusting in His goodness for His eternal glory.

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a serious game changer

maybe you're like me and grace has led you to this book while you were looking for something else, just stop for a few hours and listen to it-seriously. maybe you are deliberately looking for a book like this, just stop for a few hours and listen to it- seriously. you can't come away from it without being seriously changed.

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best book on discipleship

This book broke me in 5 minutes and put me back in 6 hours. This has made me seriously reconsider most of my preconceived notions and is a challenge to how I will live out the rest of my Christian walk

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  • mindy
  • Sweet Home, OR, United States
  • 05-14-18

honest, well written, beautiful, gospel-saturated

Listen to this gospel-saturated book about the grace that is Jesus Christ, and get a clearer and more beautiful picture of how to walk with him through hardship, disillusionment, depression, sinfulness, or the ever present conviction of your own ordinariness. Listen if you think you have it relatively together too because that may be when you need it most. It's a breath of fresh air that avoids wallowing in our imperfections and remaining there, while also calling us to greater and more beautiful faith in the One who is, and was and is to come.