Disciple-making is a passion of many, as it should be. It is, after all, our great commission. But much of contemporary discipleship is informed by instinct, and as such it is vulnerable to the whims and trends of the broader culture, which can take us further away from our biblical model and mandate.
Drawing on a 2015 Barna Group study of the state of discipleship in the United States commissioned by The Navigators, bestselling author Preston Sprinkle provides a holistic, biblical response for discipleship, providing accessible tools for all those who are engaged in making Christ-followers in the 21st century. Sprinkle points pastors, church leaders, and frankly, all Christ-followers, to a discipleship that is responsive to this most current research and accountable to the model of Jesus and his earliest followers, who counted making disciples as their most important work.
In an extremely practical fashion, Go helps us to discern, from the Scriptures and from exemplary disciple-making ministries, what discipleship is and is not, what it has become and what it can still be.
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Preston Sprinkle introduces us to the real Jesus of the Bible and his way of life that changes everything. With strong biblical insight and practical wisdom, Go: Returning Discipleship to the Front Lines of Faith is a must read.
by Brandon Hatmaker, Founder of The Legacy Collective
Go: Returning Discipleship to the Front Lines of Faith is both solid argument and personal encouragement for a discipleship-first focus today. The recent Barna study The State of Discipleship described the national discipleship problem; Preston Sprinkle’s book provides a thoughtful response. A solid, easy, and helpful read. I recommend it heartily.
by Dr. Bobby Harrington, Author, pastor, and executive director of discipleship.org
Sadly, many of our modern-day definitions of “discipleship” focus on a personal (and primarily inner-focused) relationship with Jesus that has little to do with the deeply communal nature of the New Testament church. In Go: Returning Discipleship to the Front Lines of Faith, Preston Sprinkle offers a much-needed counterbalance to the rugged spiritual individualism of our age. He presents a definition and path of discipleship that engages the entire church and more importantly aligns with the definition and path of discipleship found in the New Testament. If you are serious about biblical discipleship, this is a book is a must read.
by Larry Osborne, Pastor and Author
In typical Preston Sprinkle fashion, he invites us to discover a newfound joy in the disciple-making Jesus longs for in his church. As leaders wrestle with generations abandoning faith, this resource is acute—full of insight and the truth that leads to deep transformation.