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The Complete Book of Discipleship: On Being and Making Followers of Christ

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Well organized and readily accessible,The Complete Book of Discipleship pulls together into one convenient, comprehensive volume relevant topics to discipleship such as:

• spiritual growth
• transformation
• spiritual disciplines
• discipleship in the local church and beyond

• Indexed for easy reference
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 23rd 2006 by NavPress
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Feb 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Bill Hull has written a modern-day classic on what it really means to be a Christian. It's a desperate call for churches, pastors, and all who claim the name of Christ to return to a true, biblical understanding of what it means to follow Christ: personal transformation into the likeness of Christ. He reminds the reader that it's not enough to know about Jesus and his commands, Christians must live out those commands and mature in faith. ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Best book on discipleship I've read. The author packs more truth into one chapter than most books on discipleship have in their entirety. ...more
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Seth by: Brian Baldwin
This book lays a foundation for discipleship rather than a program for discipleship. If you are looking for an easy program to follow, this is not the book. However, if you are looking for a good resource to discover how to build a discipleship program for your context, then this is worth the read.
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
loved this book about discipleship and all it entails. very practical and well balanced in its advice yet very humble. i would recommend it for anybody thinking of discipling one or a small group or even large group. Should be read by any self respecting Sunday School class.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After the Bible, this book is a must for all followers of Jesus. It reminds us that non-discipleship Christianity is not Christianity. The Great Commission doesn't give us an option based on our giftedness or lack thereof. Discipleship is God's top priority. Out of the 5 competencies of disciples, we seem to do well in (1) learning Jesus' words, (2) learning Jesus' way of ministry, (3) imitating Jesus' life and character, but often fall short in (4) SUBMITTING to a teacher who teaches him or her ...more
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Bill Hull is on a lot of lists for modern "Progressive Christians" so I was a little leery. The problem is, I'm still a little leery.

Some of this stuff was good. There was wisdom here, there was truth, but there was stuff that was just plain . . . goofy.

My biggest problem is his view of the church. Hull has a very Catholic view of churches. Go to the nearest church, keep your mouth shut, and like it. He ignores a lot of the evil in the world that has permeated the church, and allows the church t
Mark Gossage
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books on Discipleship

Please read this book if you can. A convicting and challenging read on the nonnegotiable premise of making disciples as the primary task of being a believer. Discipleship is not secondary, it is the mission. Bill Hull masterfully lays out a vision for discipleship and how anyone can make disciples.
Logan Streondj
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Couldn't finish it, made me sick to my stomach, it is just so pathetic, i really feel sorry for Christianity of this self defeating philosophy was the best they could squeeze out of it. 😢 very upsetting. ...more
Todd Jones
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prepare to be challenged

Excellent, comprehensive book. Well worth your time. Great synopsis of how the church is failing in the area of discipleship and gives a variety of ways to do discipleship in a more Biblical and effective way.
Skip Crust
Bill Hull writes a well informed, well written book on discipleship. The title is a bit ostentatious. "The Complete Book of Discipleship" makes a claim that just can't be lived up to in a 340 page book. That said, it's a decent book on discipleship. He links our modern-day views of discipleship to the ancients and how they handled following Christ.

I would suggest that this book is a launching pad for discipleship, but it is not exhaustive as the title suggests.
Rob Ross
Feb 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: discipleship
I found this book on disciples and discipleship to be well balanced. The author provided much information both historical and practical. His personal insights were very relevant to what is happening in today's churches. As well he provides a list of useful books at the end of each chapter. I believe this book is a worthwhile addition to the library of anyone who is committed to growing as a disciple of Jesus. ...more
May 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
I really appriciated the Table of Contents. It nicely lays out the key sections of the book. This is a good read, but also a resource that can be gleaned for chapter specific content. Very worthwhile when planning and implementing a discipleship program or looking for ways to personally improve your dicsipleship.
Brad Flack
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-reads
This is my favorite book on discipleship so far. I find it covers the basics and then gives challenges for the more advanced. It is worth the time needed to read it as it is a lengthy book, but definitely worth it.
Brandon Atwood
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is biblical, practical, and challenging. It reminded me that discipleship should be our priority. Hull writes is a way that anybody can understand but it comes from years of experience and research.
Jeff Zapp
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good resource on discipleship

Mr. Hull does an excellent job in covering the various topics on discipleship, providing good depth, suggestions for further study, and most importantly, focused on following the way our Master taught us to Mae disciples.
May 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
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Maryse  Dubé
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
The reason why I liked this book isn't for showing me how to be a disciple. I liked it for the spiritual side, the day to day examples that makes me a better human being each day. I still keep this book in my collection because I know I can dig good spiritual inspirations when I will need it. ...more
Chris Welter
Jan 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
So far so good... if you want to make disciples this will guide you. If you don't want to make disciples you might start by reading the bible. If you agree with that and still don't want to make disciples you should meet a friend of mine named Jesus. ...more
Leroy Seat
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-devotional
This was a fine book, and it was so practical that I want to recommend it to my pastor.
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book!
Aaron Thomas
I really loved this book. Overall, one of my favorite books I've read and will be a continual reference for me. ...more
Scott aka Prison Preacher
Some excellent insights on what discipleship entails but it loses impact towards the end.
Dave Pettengill
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing

This was one of the most practical books on discipleship I have read. Not only did it provide the historical context o where discipleship started buy how this applies to us today.
William Chamberlin
Jan 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: discipleship
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Bill’s passion is to help the church return to its disciple making roots and he considers himself a discipleship evangelist. This God-given desire has manifested itself in 20 of pastoring and the authorship of many books. Two of his more important books, Jesus Christ Disciple Maker, and The Disciple Making Pastor, have both celebrated 20 years in print. Add his third in the popular trilogy, The Di ...more

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“Discipleship isn’t a program or an event; it’s a way of life. It’s not for a limited time, but for our whole life. Discipleship isn’t for beginners alone; it’s for all believers for every day of their life. Discipleship isn’t just one of the things the church does; it is what the church does.” 6 likes
“When Jesus commanded, “Make disciples,” he wasn’t simply referring to converts. He wants followers who follow — people who submit to his teachings and his ways. But because we’ve preached a different gospel, a vast throng of people think they are Christian/saved/born again when they really aren’t! We’ve made the test for salvation doctrinal rather than behavioral, ritualizing it with walking the aisle, praying to receive Christ, or signing a doctrinal statement.” 4 likes
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