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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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Postmodern undertones

For Americans today, postmodernism is simply the water we swim in, and for many, it can be extremely difficult to recognize. Yet from his praise of Ta Nehisi Coates to his exhortation to “feel” the Bible, Jared Wilson muddles the objective beauty and truth of the gospel message with postmodern experientialism. While the gospel message is still evident in this book, the human experience and emotion is given far greater weight than the revelation of God for this books foundation. I highly recommend reading this book with eyes wide open to the philosophy of the day.

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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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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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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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Great Real Read on Discipleship

I’ve read a lot of books on discipleship in my 45 years as a follower fo Christ. This one stands out for being real with me and my failings and feelings about where we are as a church these days. I am charged with making disciples by Jesus as he finished His ministry on earth. I want this to be honest, truthful and full of the true ups and downs of living this life. This book helps me communicate with a younger group than myself. Thanks Jared.

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I’d say one of the best books I’ve read on the subject of following a Christ... maybe one of my all time favorites in general. Bold, Balanced, Biblical. Enjoy.

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A must read

I found it hard to stop listening as ever chapter had more insight in Christ and how we can deepen our relationship with him. As sin is so prominently displayed as acceptable in society it becomes increasingly difficult to resist temptations and follow Christ. For after all the point has and always will remain Christ.

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struggled to finish it. I did not like it at all.

Nothing more to say really. Wasn't a great fan of Jared Wilson. That is all