Chris White’s new book on discipleship and the Biblical church:

Jesus Will Have His Church!

An Excerpt from Chris White’s new book on discipleship and the Biblical church:

The best description of the Christian life portrayed in the New Testament is that of discipleship leading to authentic, active membership in the Body of Christ. Therefore, the first part of this book describes what it means to become a disciple of Jesus. Once we become disciples, however, desiring to do God’s will and not our own, then the issue arises of finding our place in the church, Christ’s Body. But what is the church from God’s perspective?

 In the second part of this book, we will explore the nature of the New Testament church, as well as what it means to become a fully functioning member of Christ’s Body—in all the richness of its Biblical dimensions. Paul’s prayer for the saints in Ephesians 3:14-19 was that they would not be satisfied with only a partial understanding of their calling in Christ, but that they might enter into the full dimensions of that calling. We are saved not just so that we may be freed from the power of sin and escape eternal death in hell—as wonderful as that may be. Rather we are saved so that we may be transformed into the image of Jesus, becoming living stones in the Lord’s eternal temple and members of the Bride of Christ…



Reviews of Discipleship and the Body of Christ: Becoming Disciples and Members of the Body of Christ:

In Discipleship and the Body of Christ Chris White sounds a clarion call for Christians to no longer just be believers but disciples of Christ. As one reads this meticulously researched book one cannot help but get excited to the wonderful journey that awaits those who are willing to make the commitment to radical discipleship. If you are hungering for a more abundant life in Christ then Discipleship and the Body of Christ promises to take you on an adventure of a lifetime into a deeper walk with Christ. This book can change your life – read it, meditate on it and just enjoy!

—Curt Blattman, Author of The Challenge
Christopher White’s Discipleship and the Body of Christ is God inspired and life changing. In a world full of books giving advice to Christians, this is where you want to spend your time. It is one of the best books I have read, succinctly and accurately addressing the historical drift of Christianity away from Jesus’ call to wholehearted discipleship and the basic structure of the first century church. Throughout his book, he thoroughly analyzes Scripture and history to draw conclusions. If you have ever longed for more in your church or relationship with Jesus, this book will show you how to get there.

—Jeremy Story, President, Campus Renewal Ministries
If you, like many, long for something deeper in your Christian experience, for a new level of community in the Body of Christ; if you wonder what the New Testament church could be like today, then this book is for you. In this call to radical commitment to our Head, Jesus, and to Body life, Chris White has given us something of great value. I deeply appreciate his unswervingly biblical approach to the Church, his reasoned, logical development, all tied together by a call to commit everything to the Lordship of Christ. There is nothing dry or difficult here: just solid explanation of New Testament ministry and devoted discipleship to Jesus. I found myself reflecting and praying often as I read, and I think you will too. I strongly recommend this work.

—Dr. Mike Packevicz, Yale in China


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And now available in Spanish from CLC:

¡Jesús tendrá Su iglesia!

Un extracto del nuevo libro de Chris White sobre el díscipulado y la iglesia bíblica:

La mejor descripción de la vida cristiana representada en el Nuevo Testamento es aquella en la que el díscipulado lleva a una adhesión auténtica y activa en el Cuerpo de Cristo. Por lo tanto, la primera parte de este libro describe lo que significa convertirse en discípulos de Jesús. No obstante, una vez que llegamos a ser discípulos, deseando hacer la voluntad de Dios y no la nuestra, el problema que surge es encontrar nuestro lugar en la iglesia, el Cuerpo de Cristo. Pero, ¿qué es la iglesia desde la perspectiva de Dios? En la segunda parte de este libro, vamos a explorar la naturaleza de la iglesia del Nuevo Testamento, así como lo que significa llegar a ser un miembro que funciona plenamente dentro del Cuerpo de Cristo—en toda la riqueza de sus dimensiones Bíblicas. La oración de Pablo por los creyentes en Efesios 3:14-19 instaba a que ellos no sólo estuvieran satisfechos con un entendimiento parcial de su llamado en Cristo, sino que ellos pudieran entrar en todas las dimensiones de ese llamado. Somos salvos no sólo para que seamos libres del poder del pecado y escapar de la muerte eterna en el infierno—tan maravilloso como eso pueda ser. Más bien somos salvos para que seamos transformados en la imagen de Jesucristo, para ser piedras vivas en el templo eterno del Señor y miembros de la Novia de Jesús…

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