Thursday, February 21, 2013

HIRI: T4T by Steve Smith

A few thoughts and points from T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution by Steve Smith & Ying Kai

Quotable:  "A common leadership mistake we make is by spending 90% of our time with the 10% who are least responsive. We cajole them and do whatever we can to move them off center." p264
"Until someone is willing to boldly risk living out and launching the disciple-making commands of the king, regardless of personal cost, movements lay dormant." p306, emphasis mine

What I Liked: The book Church Planting Movements gives a great vision for generations of self-reproducing disciples of Jesus.  This book provides a road map for how to get there.  Not many books inspire me to start working on a new idea right away, but I already have a two-page document started with takeaways from T4T.  I love a book that practical.  How much did I like this book as a whole?  I borrowed it to read it this time.  I'll be buying myself a copy soon.

What I Liked II: More than once while I was reading I paused, set the book down, and said "Wow." The reason I said Wow was because this book brought me back to the basics of Biblical discipleship in a way I had never seen before.  I like that.

What I Didn't Like: There were a few times I thought the author's wording or descriptions could have been better.  And at times the book tended so much toward practicality that some items or principles didn't feel fully developed. 

2013 Personal Impact Ranking: (As usual, the first book I read in a year is also the most impactful book I've read that year... at least until I finish the second one.)
  1. T4T by Steve Smith

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