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Download and read online Transformational Discipleship in PDF and EPUB Compiles stories and wisdom from three church leaders about how to foster an environment where people can grow in their Christian faith.
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Download and read online Great Disciples of the Buddha in PDF and EPUB A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.
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Download and read online The Complete Book of Discipleship in PDF and EPUB Well organized and readily accessible, The Complete Book of Discipleship pulls together into one convenient, comprehensive volume relevant topics to discipleship such as:Spiritual growthTransformationSpiritual disciplinesDiscipleship in the local church and beyondIndexed for easy reference
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Download and read online The Disciple Making Church in PDF and EPUB A classic in Christian discipleship for twenty years, this revised and updated edition shows why disciple making should be the focus of every believer's life.
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