The reason it will be hard for me to ever write a book on Jesus Shaped Spirituality is I won’t be able to surpass the absolutely finest book on Jesus shaped discipleship I have ever read, David Augsburger’s Dissident Discipleship.
This is, without doubt or second guessing, one of the five finest books on what it means to be a follower of Jesus I’ve ever read. Whatever is the maximum endorsement one can give a book, I’m giving to this one, plus ten points. Dissident Discipleship is a book that you will savor almost sentence by sentence. This is must-read, disturbing, world overturning Christianity. Don’t even sit this book on the shelf near the average Christian book. It needs a shelf of its own. (more…)