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The Mentored Life: From Individualism to Personhood

James M. Houston & Dallas Willard

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Regent College Publishing; Illustrated edition (Sept. 5 2012)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1573834475
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1573834476
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 358 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 1.4 x 22.86 cm

Soul's Longing Series. Volume 3 The Disciple: Following the True Mentor

Publisher ‏ : ‎ David C. Cook Publishing (Nov. 1 2007)Language ‏ : ‎ English

Paperback ‏ : ‎ 240 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0781444284

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0781444286

Item weight ‏ : ‎ 336 g

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 0.99 x 22.86 cm

About the Book

In these pages James M. Houston, one of the greatest spiritual mentors of our time, offers a thoughtful and surprising examination of what it means to be a true disciple of Christ. The Mentored Life is a stirring call to the church to become a community of friends and mentors, following the ultimate Mentor, Jesus Christ, who alone can mentor us into full personhood. 

The role of mentor holds a distinguished position in our modern culture. And the mentor has been influencing countless lives throughout all of history. As people encounter new circumstances, the natural tendency is to seek a skilled mentor for guidance. The purpose of The Mentored Life is to examine the traditions of mentoring that have been passively absorbed into our culture. Effective as they are, they still fall short of God's divine plan.

If, as Christians, we interpret mentoring to mean Christian discipleship, then we must move away from the formulas the world so easily abides by. The paradox is, then, that the mentored life is one in which we constantly look to Christ for guidance, answers, and fulfillment. It is our heavenly Father who infinitely knows us, Houston says, which contrasts with worldly expressions of self-knowledge. Rather than trying to discover our self and reach our potential, we must come alongside the mentor who will help us be all we can be by Christ. This book, essential for any Christian leader's library, will introduce you to a framework for discipleship and help you gain a greater understanding of God's desire to mentor us.

Table of Contents 

Introduction by Dallas Willard

Foreword

1. Overview: Modern Mentoring and Metaethical Systems

PART 1: THE NATURAL INDIVIDUAL

2. The Heroic Myth of Mentor

3. The Stoic as the Moral Mentor

4. The Secular Psychotherapeutic Mentor

PART 2: THE CHRISTIAN PERSON

5. Mentored and Discipled for Christian Living

6. Discipled to be Persons in Christ

7. Discipled by the Word of God

8. Discipled for Worship in Community

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

About the Author