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HarperOne The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship

The last command Jesus gave before he ascended to heaven was the Great Commission, the call to "make disciples of all the nations." But Christians have responded by making "Christians," not "disciples." This, according to renowned Christian thinker Dallas Willard, has been the church's Great Omission. Drawing upon previously published articles from magazines such as Christianity Today and Leadership Journal as well as remarks given at various conferences, Willard challenges the thought that we can be Christians without being disciples. He calls on believers to restore what should be the heart of Christianity - being active disciples of Jesus Christ. Willard shows us that in the school of life, we are apprentices of the Teacher whose brilliance encourages us to rise above traditional church understanding and embrace the true meaning of discipleship - an active, concrete, 24/7 life with Jesus.
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Review 1 for The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship
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Life changing read

Date:May 25, 2012
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Location:Peoria, Illinois
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moving from Christianity to Discipleship, is the course for us today and Dallas Willard articulates this in the most concise way. It will challenge your religion and move you closer to Christ in a deepening relationship!
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Review 2 for The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship
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Date:April 28, 2010
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Stefan Tiedje
A must read book. Gives the true christian a very good motivation to start follow Christ.
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Review 3 for The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship
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Date:November 2, 2009
Not one of Willard's stronger books. Nothing here that really challenges you to reclaim Jesus teachings on discipleship. As am atter of fact, this book is not really written to help in that area at all.
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Review 4 for The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus' Essential Teachings on Discipleship
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Date:September 10, 2009
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Wonderful book that expresses Spiritual Formation within the Discipleship Process. Great for every disciple to have a work with the Bible to lay a foundation with why they need todisciple others.
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Date:June 1, 2009
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Anita Winston
This book is very well written and easy to understand. It is definitely a wake-up call for Christian discipleship.
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Date:May 11, 2007
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Joel
I am a big fan of Dallas Willards writings. So I am reluctant to admit that I didnt love this book.If you are familiar with Dallas Willard's writings, you will not find much new here. This is not a new book, but rather a collection of old articles and "occasional pieces." This is like when your favorite band puts out an album of rarities and B-sides instead of a new studio album. Dallas Willard appears to be wrestling with lordship theology vs. Ryrie's "easy believism." He seems to talk out of both sides of his mouth, but the implication is that people who aren't Jesus disciples, and have merely placed their faith in Jesus Christ for salvation on the basis of His payment for their sins by dying on the cross may not be truly saved. It seems to bother Dr. Willard that people can become saved and then choose not to walk with the Lord. Of course it should bother everyone, but I dont agree that this means that they are not saved.Finally, I was surprised to find out that the title "the Great Omission," which is wordplay on the "great commission," is not actually about making disciples. The theme is discipleship, which I thought means discipling younger believers and being discipled by more mature Christians. That is, making discpiples and teaching them to obey all that Jesus commanded. Thus, evangelism is a major focus. The "great omission" in my view is that most western churches do not actually disciple those that they have won from the world. However, Dallas Willard is saying that the "great omission" is our failure to BE disciples of Christ. This is a big difference...focusing on making disciples vs. focusing on being disciples. So this is a book primarily concerned with spiritual formation through the practice of spiritual disciplines, and not a book about fulfilling the great commission by making disciples of all the nations and teaching them to obey all that Christ commanded.
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