September Book Recommendations
MARCS of a Disciple by Robby Gallaty
Discipleship is an essential process of growth for any Christian and all believers have a clear call to make disciples, yet discipling others is an intimidating process for many. I have found Gallaty’s discipleship resources quite helpful in my own life and I regularly recommend them to others. In MARCS of a Disciple, you’ll find an acronym that shows what a mature Christ-follower looks like: Mature, Accountable, Reproducible, Communal, and Scriptural. These are the areas we should be pursuing in our own discipleship as well as what we are seeking to produce as we disciple others. Grab this short read and be not only equipped but motivated to make disciples.
Dr. Wesley Noss
Seth York gave me this book when I attended one of his Gen Z seminars. His presentation was based on the principles in this book. The seminar was very eye-opening, and this book is like a user’s guide for reaching, connecting with, and engaging the younger members of our current culture: Gen Z. They were born into a world and culture the authors call “Digital Babylon” – so-called because it is not at all unlike the Babylon Daniel and his young Hebrew friends were exiled to. “The gravitational pull of digital Babylon is stronger than the memory of Jerusalem.” And yet, Daniel and his young Hebrew friends remained true to their “faith” in spite of all the pressures to use their “exile” to separate them and deconstruct them from their “faith.” Hence, “Faith For Exiles.” The burden and aim of the book is to impress us with the urgency of the need and equip us with the means to connect with this vibrant and passionate generation and engage them with the timeless power and truth of Jesus Christ and His Gospel, which is our Faith. Reading this book has been like a cultural re-education right in the midst of the context where it is on-going. If you care about understanding Gen Z and “passing the baton” to those who are already here now and will be the generation to come, get and read this book.