Mere Discipleship

Growing in Wisdom and Hope

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Alister E. McGrath
  • Waco, TX: 
    Baker Academic
    , January
     176 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Christian discipleship is a lifelong process that should steadily change everything about us--the way we view the world, the way we think, and the way we interact with other people and with our culture.

In Mere Discipleship, Alister E. McGrath encourages us to move beyond a superficial grasp of our faith to discover its depth and riches, seeing discipleship as a process of growth in wisdom wherein we absorb a Christian vision of reality, allow it to percolate, and then let it inform how we think, love, and act. Drawing particularly on the astute insights of Dorothy L. Sayers, C. S. Lewis, John Stott, and J. I. Packer, McGrath illuminates how we can hold on to hope and live meaningfully in a world where things don't always seem to make sense. 

If you long for a robust faith that makes a real difference in the way you experience your everyday life, let McGrath be your guide.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Alister E. McGrath is Professor of Theology, Ministry, and Education, and head of the Centre for Theology, Religion, and Culture at King's College, London, and president for the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including the award-winning The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind. A former atheist, he is respectful yet critical of the new atheist movement and regularly engages in debate and dialogue with its leaders.


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