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Jesus: the Cost of Discipleship is a study of the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, detailing the demands that he made of those early disciples who chose to follow him in pursuit of his calling. The text examines the mission of Jesus, providing evidence of what his purpose was, and explores his message, examining the crux of what he was teaching. Jesus is revealed to be a personage quite stringent in his demands: he expected complete self-denial and total compliance to his will. His philosophies were more than mere musings and figures of speech: he had very specific expectations relative to issues such as family, material possessions, and other various and sundry things. The book also examines the predictions that Jesus made to his followers regarding their pursuit of discipleship. Supported by the evidence, the text reveals that rather than promising his disciples a life free from problems, Jesus warned them of the hardships that would result from the application of his philosophies. Using these findings, a portrait of Jesus is created, and a model is developed for the type of follower that he was seeking. The text draws comparisons between the expectations that Jesus envisioned for his first century followers and Christianity as it is practiced in the twenty-first century, resulting in a startling conclusion relative to the vast majority of present day Christians and Christianity as a whole. Jesus: the Cost of Discipleship is the second book in the series The Unknown Jesus, and is the companion to Jesus: Minister of Conflict. These books explore Jesus, and reveal that the man of the Gospels was far more complex and intriguing than the man with whom many people choose to identify, to promote, and to venerate. Both books were written in an objective style, and are intended to be enjoyed by all audiences. Jesus: the Cost of Discipleship and Jesus: Minister of Conflict are also available at a reduced price in a single volume under the title The Unknown Jesus. The author is a member of American Mensa and Mensa International.
bound: 97 pages
publisher: Independently published (April 16, 2017)
isbn: 1521083126, 978-1521083123,
weight: 7 ounces (