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Basic instruction in Christian discipleship from one of the world’s greatest living theologians
“Discipleship,” says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling Being Christian, “is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being.”
Having covered baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer in Being Christian, Williams turns his attention in this book to what is required for us to continue following Jesus and growing in faith. The book has six succinct chapters:Being DisciplesFaith, Hope, and LoveForgivenessHolinessFaith in SocietyLife in the Spirit
In his typically gentle, inviting, pastoral writing style, Williams offers biblically grounded wisdom for Christians at all stages of their journeys as disciples of Jesus.
Rowan Williams served as the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012 and is now Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge. His many other books include The Lion's World: A Journey into the Heart of Narnia, Tokens of Trust: An Introduction to Christian Belief, and Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer.
—Archbishop of Canterbury
"Here is quite the most beautiful writing on discipleship I know."
"Here is an essential guide for the journey. . . . Rowan Williams writes with a gentle strength that witnesses to the joy to be found in being disciples of Jesus."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Accessible and thought-provoking. . . . An excellent spiritual guide for individual or small group use."
"Rowan Williams has produced a beautiful piece of writing on Christian essentials."
"A book of enormous substance. . . . It is impossible to do it justice; so you must buy it and read it. And then read it again. And again."
"Williams ushers us more deeply into our best discernment of the Christian life."