Hi Readers and New Subscribers! David Telbat here. Thanks for joining us today for my two book reviews on favorite Christian non-fiction books, The Way of the Master (Living Waters), and The Disciple’s Manual (Amazon aff). I’ve provided more retailer links to each book after the reviews.
The Way of the Master
by Ray Comfort
Review by D.I. Telbat
Genre: Ministry, Evangelism
The subject matter: This impressive and inspiring book, The Way of the Master, teaches how to accurately and biblically witness to the unsaved. The Master at witnessing was, of course, Jesus Christ. This book stresses the use of the Ten Commandments while sharing the gospel message, leaving the conviction work to the Holy Spirit and the choice in the sinner’s life.
What I especially liked: I’ve seen the television programs by the same title, but I thought the book was much more helpful. The teaching tools that I found most useful were Ray Comfort’s many metaphors and analogies, not only as tools to use when witnessing to the unsaved, but for the Christian who struggles to see the importance of the Law in witnessing.
How my life was changed: I read this book over several months. I would have read it faster, but each chapter was so full of gripping and convicting truth that I had to keep putting it down to meditate on the concepts. Though I was already an evangelist to strangers and friends, this book transformed my whole outlook even more. After reading each chapter, I couldn’t wait to share the lessons with others in an evangelism class I attend.
My advice to you: If you are a Christian, then you’re called to share the gospel message. To learn how to witness the way Jesus did, I urge you to buy this book. You’ll want to add The Way of the Master to your library as I have done. I highly recommend this book by Ray Comfort.
I give this book a 5-star rating, and have placed it in my “Christian Must-reads” bookshelf on Goodreads. You can find The Way of the Master at Living Waters here, at Amazon here, at Barnes & Noble, and at iTunes.
See you in the field!
The Disciple’s Manual
by William MacDonald
Book Review by D.I. Telbat
Genre: Ministry, Discipleship
The Disciple’s Manual by William MacDonald is an exceptional book, which I advise every believer to read. It urges the Christian to step into the radical life that Jesus Christ has called us into—and be a mentor to others.
MacDonald teaches in a friendly, fast-paced way with dozens of quotes from other experienced men and women of God who have discipled growing believers. One of Jesus’ examples, MacDonald instructs, is “on-the-job-training.” It is not enough to teach; we must walk with others to show them the life of faith.
There are four primary sections to this sizable book: Christian Discipleship, Christian Character, Christian Life, and Christian Service. I admit that the first section tested my own commitment to Christ. “What we can teach is limited by what we ourselves have learned.”
This book is not called a “manual” by accident. The Disciple’s Manual is a handbook for all Christian teachers, preachers, and counselors. The chapters are labeled well and the writing is without ambiguity. As I am involved in discipling, this has become one of the most-used books now in my library, since it guides the believer through such a wide range of Christian topics—to pass on to others.
Whoever reads The Disciple’s Manual will be convicted and urged toward a more radical life of service for God according to His Word. Every book MacDonald has written for the growing Christian is worthy of attention. I have read over a dozen of his booklets and/or commentaries, and I’ve never been disappointed. This book is no exception.
William MacDonald has gone to be with the Lord now, but he has left behind a helpful and rich legacy for the Church. I give The Disciple’s Manual a five star rating, and have placed it in my “Christian Must-reads” bookshelf on Goodreads.
See you in the field!
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