Being Disciples is a crucial read if there is a longing inside to reclaim the life Jesus intended for you. This book invites you to think about how you’re living, encouraging a posture of listening to the Spirit and the healthy challenge to create disciplines moving forward that help you have an ongoing connection with the Father. Such a great resource for the kingdom!
-Steve Carter, Teaching Pastor at Willow Creek Community Church
William Feffer has written an important little book. Being Disciples is a clarion call for Christians to enter into genuine and intimate personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I am confident that this engagingly written gem will challenge immature Christians to wake up and grow up in knowledge of Christ. Furthermore, I think it is likely that some folks who read this book will discern that they have never truly entered Christ’s Kingdom.
-Dr. Lyle Dorsett, Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School and author of Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis
Roaring flames require fuel, oxygen and heat. Being Disciples by J. William Feffer is a catalytic spark with the potential to provoke content, even complacent, believers to follow Christ with an emblazoned heart. It also includes the essentials for stoking the flames of true discipleship in step with God’s Spirit over a lifetime. Timely and transformative, this short treatise and the practical resources available at beingdisciples.net will ignite a passion for the Lord’s refining work within you as you remain closely connected to Jesus day by day, moment by moment.
-Dan Lovaglia, MA Evangelism & Spiritual Formation, Director of Leader Development at Awana, and author of Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers Into Lifelong Disciple Makers (Zondervan, 2016)
William Feffer reminds us that discipleship is a dynamic relationship with Jesus that affects our lives and gives birth to our actions. That relationship requires a conscious connection maintained from a personal “base camp” of spiritual disciplines. Noting the importance of prayer, Sabbath, and scripture, Feffer reminds us that community and service are also important disciplines. This book will not only encourage you to establish your base camp – it will challenge you to follow in the footprints of the Master.
-Albert Haase, OFM, author of Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation
Being Disciples is a wonderfully clear invitation into the heart of Christianity: being a disciple. Not just doing discipleship things…but choosing to abide with Christ in small, daily, and life-altering ways. Jason wisely avoids prescriptions and one-size-fits-all solutions, but keeps bringing us back to the Big Story of God and the beautiful invitation of Jesus. It’s a short read, but packed with deep wisdom. Very helpful.
-Aaron Niequist, curator of A New Liturgy, and founder of The Practice at Willow Creek.
William Feffer’s treatise Stop Doing Discipleship and Start Being Disciples addresses a prevalent lament in today’s church. A committed lay-leader recently said to me, “I’m passionate about the church, but almost everyone in it is empty and hollow.” Many outside the church are un-impressed with organized religion because there is little difference between believers and non-believers. Jason challenges us to think anew about what it means to be a disciple of Christ using personal stories, research, and insights from respected Christian leaders. A recommended read for anyone who yearns for more committed and Christ-like believers in the church.
-Dr. MaryKate Morse, seminary professor, church planter, and author