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Disciple: A handbook for new believers
In this classic book written by best-selling author Juan Carlos Ortiz, you'll discover what it really means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. An ideal book for new believers, Disciple is also an inspirational and practical guide for Christians who want to grow closer in their walk with the Lord.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published July 23rd 1996 by Charisma House
(first published January 1st 1975)
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”Nimic din ceea ce a creat Dumnezeu nu este oribil. Ploaia este o manifestare a măreței Lui puteri. La fel este și zăpada, căldura sau gheața. Am învățat să spun: ”Ce zi frumoasă însorită”, ”Ce zi ploioasă frumoasă”, ”Ce zi frumoasă cu zăpadă”, ”Ce zi caldă și frumoasă”, de ce nu? Toate zilele sunt frumoase, pentru că Dumnezeu le-a făcut. El merită să fie lăudat pentru ele. - Juan Carlos Ortiz
A wonderful book written by the inimitable Argentinian pastor, Juan Carlos Ortiz. I have really just enjoyed his style of showing everyday examples to follow Jesus as His disciple. I have experienced a revival in that I see Jesus as truly the LORD of my life.
What a glorious picture of what the church could be and what it looks like to be and make disciples. The author has a few quirks I'm not sure about and some ideas that I'll continue to pray about, but over all it is a very sound scriptural look at the church.
I was given this book as a birthday present over 23 years ago. Am reading it again now with my sons. It is a simple read, and yet packs a punch because of its simplicity, helping you look at concepts such as love and praise in memorable, surprising ways, and making you remember what being a disciple of Jesus is all about. "Mashed potato love"?! The book makes you want to read passages out loud to whoever is around you.
Oct 12, 2012 Elizabeth Gibbs rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is a look at the problems the church faces as it struggles to understand how to put God's word into practice. He describes our churches as upside down in thinking, and that we need to love one another fully and make those of us already in the church into disciples before we can add more people and continue to grow. It was a very good reminder to take care of others in the same way we take care of ourselves.
Incredibly challenging and fresh. Despite the years since first publication, this little book provokes and then takes you on Ortiz's own journey. Backed up with scripture and a hard look at Jesus's life, one will be forced to rethink and decide afresh on a call to discipleship. Would recommend to anyone!
Juan Carlos Ortiz has astonishingly fresh and radical ideas, which got me thinking about faith in many new and liberating ways. He is never afraid to think outside the boxes in which we Christians tend to dwell. While his writing is clear and his analogies are excellent, my rating is for the ideas rather than the writing.
Sep 21, 2011 Dan Mayer rated it it was ok · review of another edition
This book has some good stuff in it and it's a good book. A GOOD book. But there are too many excellent books out there for me to be reading good books and I recommend you read one of those.