The Imperfect Disciple
- Product Review (submitted on May 18, 2017):
- 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.