Jesus is alive! So why do we follow him like he’s not?
Sometime during the centuries between Jesus’ time on earth and ours, we started to believe that living vicariously through the ancient disciples was the closest we could ever get to being discipled by Jesus. But Jesus promised to never leave us or forsake us. He is alive, and because of his great love for each of us, Jesus is ready, willing, and able to do for us what he did for the twelve.
Robert Gelinas dives into the Bible to show us the Jesus of the gospels, and the Jesus who is alive and yearning to disciple each one of us today.
Isn’t it time we allowed ourselves to be discipled by Jesus?
It’s been said that mentoring is “Come and meet with me,” while discipleship is “Come and do life with me.” When it comes to the latter, there is no better person to attach our lives to and be apprenticed by than Jesus Christ. Sorry; no celebrity Christian leader will suffice as a surrogate substitute. This is the point my friend Pastor Robert Gelinas excavates profoundly in this highly accessible book, Discipled by Jesus. I pray this gets a wide reading for generations to come!
by Bryan Loritts, senior pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship
Robert Gelinas is revolutionizing everything we have ever known about discipleship. A clarion call to pursue a life of faith that is richer and deeper than we had ever imagined.
by Mandy Arioto, president and CEO of MOPS International
A treasure chest filled with spiritual wisdom. This book is a much-needed course correction for the people of God. With so much religion around, Robert keeps pointing us back to Jesus.
by Daniel Fusco, author of Honestly
One of the most exciting teaching pastors in the world invites God’s church to welcome Jesus himself back to the exclusive role of making his own disciples—because nobody but Jesus can. As African American believers have sung for decades, “Can’t nobody do me like Jesus!” For a church gone dry, Robert steps forth to offer its best teacher, discipler, and leader: the living Christ. Dynamic, urgent, and inviting.
by Patricia Raybon, author of I Told the Mountain to Move
Skillfully exposes some of the myths underlying the way many of us have thought of discipleship and then compassionately leads us to a vibrant walk of faith with the risen Christ. This book not only changed the way I think about discipleship; it changed the way I live as a disciple.
by Mark S. Young, president of Denver Seminary
Robert Gelinas, my pastor, hand-delivers Jesus’ invitation: Come. Follow Me. I will make you disciples. Wait no more. Read on and discover all that is waiting for you when you accept the invitation to be discipled by Jesus.
by Elisa Morgan, speaker and author
A powerful book that grasps the reality of Jesus being the one who transforms us!
by John H. Sather, co-national director of Cru Inner City
I hadn’t even made it through the introduction before my “steady as she goes” Christian journey started getting rocked. With a thoughtful spotlight on Scripture, Discipled by Jesus unwraps this beautiful and compelling reality: I can be discipled by the Messiah himself.
by Dan Wolgemuth, president and CEO of Youth For Christ USA
Finally, a book on discipleship that invites readers not to know more, to do more, to be more, or to give more to Jesus, but simply and significantly to be with Jesus.
by Dr. Mark Deymaz, author
Robert Gelinas has done it again. I am touched by God every time I sit under his teaching. This book is liberating me in ministry and inspiring me to re-enroll in the school where Christ is the teacher.