A timely and challenging call back to the true meaning of Christian discipleship. Willard gracefully weaves biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice into a tour de force that shows the necessity of profound changes in how we view our lives and faith. In an era when many Christians consider Jesus a beloved but remote Savior, Willard argues compellingly for the relevance of God to every aspect of our existence. Masterfully capturing the central insights of Christ's teachings in a fresh way for today's seekers, he helps us to explore a revolutionary way to experience God--by knowing him as an essential part of the here and now, rather than only as a part of the hereafter.
The author calls us into a more authentic faith and offers a practical plan by which we can become Christlike. He challenges us to step aside from the politics and pieties of contemporary Christian practice and inspires us to reject the all-too-common lukewarm faith of our times by embracing the true meaning of Christian discipleship.