Five Traits of a Christ Follower
By Doug Nuenke & Jerry Bridges / NavPress
The contributors to Five Traits of a Christ-Follower–each with a long history of knowing Jesus and making Him known–see five “core competencies” as critical to authentic discipleship: walking with Jesus, knowing and living the Scriptures, participating in community, engaging with those who don’t know Christ, and reproducing spiritual generations. Spend a month with a master class of disciple makers and find yourself growing in your capacity and enthusiasm for following Christ.
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Five Traits of a Christ-Follower consists of approximately 30 devotions, a devotion for each day of the month.
The devotions are designed to equip the reader with a sense of direction and understanding in their pursuit of Jesus and their walk with Him.
Each devotion has an unique contributing author. All of the devotions start off with a scripture verse immediately following the devotion’s title. Some of the devotions use a personal experience, where others use an example form the Bible . Towards the end of the devotion it becomes more personal to the reader and ends in questions directed towards the reader for their personal reflection.
The devotional itself has a quality soft-feel to it and is in pocket-size. The size of the devotional enaables it to be used as a quick reference, an encourager on the go, or to be shared with anyone which might come into the reader’s path.
I found Five Traits of a Christ-Follower to be enlightening, especially concerning the devotions on community. This will be a resource of reference and encouragment for me, as well as providing direction when I may be feeling lost.
I recommend Five Traits of a Christ-Follower to all readers.