- Why: Why should I be concerned to obey all of Jesus' commands if I have been saved by grace?
- What: What is it that Jesus demands of his disciples?
- How: How can the disciple obey Jesus' high demand, while experiencing his "yoke" as "light" and "easy"?
According to quite a few reviews previously written concerning this book, the author neglects much of the epistles and their teaching concerning discipleship if you will. Those who have pointed this out state that Paul and the other letters have appropriate content related to the premise of Covenantal Discipleship. I could not agree with their findings and have complete satisfaction in the supreme demonstration of discipleship according to thee supreme example, Jesus Christ. Everything else really is ancillary, Christ and his teaching should always come first, and the rest must follow in agreement, or be cast out. This does not say the epistles are not relevant, but it does demonstrate something I believe this book does well, revitalize a call to covenant discipleship through the Lord Jesus Christ and a call to obedience in him and his word. I did not have any expectations of this book, therefore there was not disappointment on this end.
Although an enjoyable read thus far, I have not been able to finish the final section. This review is only based on the progress I have made thus far and I hope at a later date to make an addendum to this review. I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for an unbiased view. I would highly recommend purchasing this book and giving it a read!