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The Imperfect Disciple

Grace for People Who Can't Get Their Act Together

Author Jared C. Wilson
Narrator Steven Roy Grimsley
Runtime 6.45 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date May 2, 2017
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Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking.

For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows readers how the gospel works in them and in their lives when

- they can't get their act together
- they think God is giving them the silent treatment
- they think church would be better without all the people
- they're not happy with the person in the mirror
- and much more

Wilson frees readers from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.

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Too many discipleship books are written for clean, perfect people who know all the right Sunday school answers. The Imperfect Disciple is for the rest of us--people who screw up, people who are weary, people who are wondering if it's safe to say what they're really thinking.

For the believer who is tired of quasi-spiritual lifehacks being passed off as true, down-and-dirty discipleship, here is a discipleship book that isn't afraid to be honest about the mess we call real life. With incisive wit, warm humor, and moving stories, Jared Wilson shows readers how the gospel works in them and in their lives when

- they can't get their act together
- they think God is giving them the silent treatment
- they think church would be better without all the people
- they're not happy with the person in the mirror
- and much more

Wilson frees readers from the self-doubt and even the misplaced self-confidence they may feel as they walk with Jesus down the often difficult road of life. The result is a faith that weathers storms, lifts burdens, and goes forth to make more imperfect disciples.

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A Masterful Work Which Will Leave No Reader Untouched
Jared C. Wilson works at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where I am currently a graduate student. As one of the few non Baptists there and the only blind person, as well as a woman called to a ministry of preaching and music, it can at times be somewhat difficult to feel fully a part of that community despite wonderful friends and scholarly study. This book makes me so grateful and proud to be a part of MBTS, rather than merely a student passing through its halls only to pass back out when I am finished. The truth spoken in this audiobook goes as deep as the soul itself. It is more friendly, more beautiful, and more real than anything I have read in quite some time. One cannot read or listen to this book and remain unchanged. Certainly I did not. This book is like a mirror to me in so many ways, showing the real me, not a pretty picture. Yet it also shows the unspeakable love that God shows losers such as myself and all of those who call upon His Name. To return to my first point, as a non Baptist, I read this book and do not feel as can so often happen in the seminary environment, singled out or isolated because I am not affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Anyone within the Christian faith can and will be shaped and formed by this masterful work.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/21/2017)
Encouragement and Grace
Listening to this audiobook was such an encouragement to me. I am definitely one "who can't get their act together" but that's ok. Jared reminded me over and over again that there is grace. And grace is Jesus. And because of Jesus there is hope and help in this world and an eternity with Him in the next. If you are needing encouragement, please take some time and listen to this book. You'll be glad you did!

*I received a free audio copy of this work from ChristianAudio.com as part of their reviewers program.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/19/2017)
A Practical Example of God's Grace in Discipleship
This book is absolutely indispensable for the Christian who never seems to quite fit the mold of a regular disciple. It is especially helpful for those who grew up in the church and somehow missed grace through all the formalism and legalism. The subtitle of this book cuts straight to the heart: Grace for people who can't get their act together. The book is mildly autobiographical. Wilson shares about how he experienced grace through many good and bad times in his life. His story is also mine, and I am willing to bet that we are not alone. As he says in the introduction, this is a book written for normal people. It is less about what it takes to be a disciple of Jesus and more what to expect while being a disciple. With candid personal illustrations and a witty sense of humor, Wilson weaves the grace of God through every nook and cranny of this work. It literally drips with God's grace for imperfect, undeserving, and can't-quite-measure-up people. He reinforces the truth that we are defined not by what we do or fail to do but rather who Jesus says we are. I had the opportunity of hearing Wilson speak about beholding the glory of God, which is represented in chapter 3 of this book. It was powerful then and it is powerful now. Read this book and be encouraged by the grace of God for imperfect people, which includes you and me. I received this audiobook from christianaudio in exchange for an honest review.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/18/2017)
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