Monday, April 18, 2016

The Gentle Art of Discipling Women

The Gentle Art of Discipling Women
Nurturing Authentic Faith in Ourselves and Others
Dana Yeakley
The author has taken her own experiences as a disciple for Christ and shared these with the reader. The book has two parts and begins with how to be a disciple of Christ yourself. For it is impossible to lead if you don't know where you are going. The second part is how to make a disciple. She gives illustrations and guidelines for how to become a mentor to another woman. She uses scripture and personal experiences to base her foundation for this wonderful way of mentoring another in Christ.  She not only outlines the how, but also the why. 

I enjoyed the concept and the layout of the author's ideas. The two sections are well thought out and the author's writing is authentic. The first half of the book was not really what I thought the book was about. I know that it is vital to be a follow of Christ before trying to lead someone to Him. But I would have thought that anyone picking up this book would already have that and wanted an entire book to learn how to be a better disciple. The last half of the book was full of practical advice and I was able to take away several helpful points. Overall, despite my not thinking the first half was needed, I really enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend it.

I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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