The second book I got to review from Tyndale House Publishing was “Discipled by Jesus”. I was really looking forward to this book as I love books about living the Christian lifestyle. This was supposed to teach me how I can be discipled by Jesus even now in our modern times!
At first I was really enjoying the book and thought he had many good points about not treating Jesus as though he is no longer alive and that we do have the ability to be taught by Jesus (I assumed he meant from the Word). However, he soon delved into areas I totally disagreed with and when he started talking about “imaginative prayer” he really lost me. He got into some things that really breathe of “New Age” so though I think the author means well I do think he is very misguided on these areas.
Yes, we can be discipled by Jesus but it has to come through his Word and yes the Holy Spirit works in our hearts but we have to be careful that we don’t get into mysticism. I don’t believe we are experiencing the exact same things that the actual apostles experienced though we are definitely able to experience the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and Christ’s love!
Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishing for my fair and honest review. I was not compensated in any other way!