“Kingdom Disciples: Heaven’s Representatives on Earth” is the first book that I have personally read of Dr. Tony Evans. This book is a very challenging book as it calls us to not simply rest as Christians, but to become true Kingdom Disciples where we are following him in every area of our lives based on the Scriptures and helping others to become disciples as well. Very well written and highly recommended. This will not be the last Tony Evans book that I read for sure. You really should strongly consider getting this book. See the links below in this post to purchase it so you can read it and start to grow as a true Kingdom Disciple.
I would give this book a 9.6 out of my normal 10 point rating scale. On a “5 star” scale that some websites use, I would give it a 5 star rating.
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“Kingdom Disciples: Heaven’s Representatives on Earth” by Tony Evans is a book that I had a hard time putting down. This is the first book I have read by Dr Evans, but based on this one, I know it won’t be my last.
Dr. Evans challenges us in this engaging book to go deeper in our relationship with our Lord and Savior. He accurately shows the delineation between just being a Christian and being a true Kingdom Disciple.
It’s a question of counting the cost of being a disciple and Dr. Evans effectively shows the points so you are able to count the cost. Not everyone will be willing to do this, but there is a life in the side of discipleship that will give you amazing peace and joy no matter what circumstances you may be facing.
The book is written in three parts which flow seamlessly into each other and build upon each other. First, Dr. Evans covers the Foundation of Kingdom Discipleship giving us a very good understanding of what discipleship is and what it would cost us. Following that, he goes into the Formation of Kingdom Discipleship where he goes into how we can be formed into true Kingdom Disciples if we choose to do so. Finally, he goes further into the Function of Kingdom Discipleship. In this final section, Dr. Evans shows he Kingdom Discipleship should function within yourself as an individual, then within your personal family, then within your church and also within the community in which you live.
Are you ready to dive deeper? Ready to have deep intimacy with Jesus Christ and function properly in the role of a Kingdom Disciple? If so, then this book is one that you really need to read. Take your time through it as there are excellent truths in this book.
Highly recommended to say the least. I received a copy of this book in exchange for this review from Moody Publishers and all opinions are my own.
DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK:
Type of Book: Spiritual Growth
Publisher: Moody Publishers @MoodyPublishers
Author: Dr. Tony Evans @drtonyevans
Publication Date: July 4, 2017
ISBN-13 of Book Reviewed: 978-0802412034
Price: At the time of writing this, the best place to get this book is at Christianbook.com for $13.99 (suggested retail is $19.99 per the publisher). Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges and are subject to change at any time.
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|Kingdom Disciples: Heaven’s Representatives on Earth
By Tony Evans / Moody PublishersIn Kingdom Disciples, Evans calls believers and churches back to our primary calling of being and making disciples. Outlining a simple, actionable definition of that responsibility, he explains the necessary priorities, teaches us how to disciple others, shows what this role looks like lived in community, and discusses the impact that’s possible when our world sees heaven at work on earth. An empowering and energizing resource for pastors and individuals! Hardcover.
- 256 pages
- Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
Goal of Book:
The goal of this book as stated by the author is “to advance God’s kingdom agenda, which is the visible manifestation of God’s comprehensive rule over every area of our life“. Dr. Evans does a fantastic job of showing how to accomplish this in our own lives as long as we are willing to count the cost, accept that cost and move into the process of becoming a Kingdom Disciple. Very well done!
My Favorite Part:
I really appreciated the chapter on “The Individual” as it really pointed me to look at myself and shows how I can lean on Christ more and find rest in Him. Very well written. Appendix A is very practical and good, so you shouldn’t overlook this one! It is a list of things that you can do and apply to your life to help you move into Kingdom Discipleship. It things that you can do on multiple levels including individual, your family, your church and your community. Very practical and helpful!
Anyone who is interested in going into a more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ should really have this one on the list of required books for your personal library.
Part 1: The Foundation of Kingdom Discipleship
Chapter 1 – The Missing Key
Chapter 2 – The Primary Concern
Chapter 3 – The Bold Confession
Chapter 4 – The Cost of Commitment
Part 2: The Formation of Kingdom Discipleship
Chapter 5 – Our True Identity
Chapter 6 – A Deep Intimacy
Chapter 7 – A Steady Increase
Chapter 8 – The Heavenly Incentive
Part 3: The Function of Kingdom Discipleship
Chapter 9 – The Individual
Chapter 10 – The Family
Chapter 11 – The Church
Chapter 12 – The Community
Appendix A: Kingdom Discipleship Action Steps
Appendix B: The Urban Alternative
From the publisher’s website: Moody Publishers is a nonprofit Christian publishing house located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Since being founded by D. L. Moody in 1894, Moody Publishers has distributed more than 300 million books, spanning from Bible commentary and reference to spiritual and relational growth, as well as award-winning fiction.
Moody Publishers’ author partnerships include Dr. Gary Chapman, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Dr. Tony Evans, Dr. John MacArthur, James MacDonald, Erwin Lutzer, the late A. W. Tozer and many more.
All proceeds from Moody Publishers benefit The Moody Bible Institute, which exists to educate and equip students for Christian ministry.
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