Perhaps the hardest thing about following Christ is translating our good intentions into deeds. Christ calls us, and we yearn to answer him, but time and again we lose resolve. Is discipleship really possible today? Many of the selections in this book offer answers to specific needs or problems. Others grapple with broader themes such as world suffering, salvation, and the coming of the kingdom of God. All of them pulsate with conviction and compassion, giving fresh hope to those who find themselves lonely or disheartened in the daily search to follow Christ.
J. Heinrich Arnold served for many years as elder of the Bruderhof, a Christian communal movement. "Discipleship" contains writings, letters, and talks from his forty years of service as pastor, marriage counselor, educator, and parent.