Have you ever wondered why so many people in other countries are willing to abandon everything they have for the sake of the gospel? Do you ever think about the millions of people who have lost their lives because of their commitment to the cause of Christ? It seems there exists an enormous disconnect between the "faith" we claim to embrace here in America and the radical call of Jesus to surrender the whole of our lives in our pursuit of becoming a disciple and making other disciples. HAVE YOU BOUGHT INTO THE SHAM OFAMERICAN CHRISTIANITY OR ARE YOU TRULYFOLLOWING THE JESUS OF THE BIBLE?In The Cost of the Disconnect, Dirk Helmling challenges readers to look at the unmistakable call of Jesus to abandon everything to invest the totality of our lives in radical, Biblical discipleship. He shows how the sham of American Christianity is so vastly disconnected from Biblical Christianity and the radical life of authentic discipleship that Jesus has called us to. Dirk shows what this disconnect costs in terms of the consequences of embracing a faith that really has no biblical foundation. And finally he challenges his readers to consider embracing the real call of Christ by abandoning the whole of their lives to making His name great among the nations. DIRK HELMLING has devoted his life to preaching the gospel to the world and making disciples of the nations. His love for God's Word and his exceptional expository skills enable him to effectively teach God's Word to people of all ages. Dirk, Julie and their seven kids live in the mountains of Western North Carolina.