To be honest I am not sure how I feel about Robby Gallaty’s newest book Rediscovering Discipleship. It has some very high points but it also has some pretty low, low’s as well. I love material that deals with discipleship because that is one of my passions in life. With that being the case I made sure to read the entire book and not just gloss over it like I have been known to do in the past.
This book is of moderate size coming in at around 200 pages give or take a few. This is supposedly his third book, but the one he has had in the making for about a decade. When you glance at the beggining of the book there are several pages of high profile endorsements. I wish that the book lived up to all the hype of the endorsements.
As I read the book I kept waiting for something spectacular to show up and stand out from all the other books on the subject I have read or been associated with. Sadly, that was not the case. While I did find plenty to emphasize throughout the work, I just felt that it lacked the wow factor I was hoping for. As a seminary student I do a lot of reading ( I mean A LOT of reading). There was nothing to to this work that really made it stand out from all the rest of the work that has already been produced.
If you have not read any other books on the subject than this is a great book, but if you have read a few books dealing with the topic you may notice its the same tune with a few different lyrics. I would recommend this book to a new Christain who is learning about the idea of discipleship, or a chapter or two to a seasoned believer who is looking for some ideas on what to do.
Overall this is not a bad book, but it doesn’t live up to the hype created by all of its endorsements. If you are looking for a primer on discipleship then this is a great book for you, if you are new to the thought of discipleship this book can be helpful. But if neither of these is the case for you may find this book playing a song you’ve heard before.
In accordance with the law I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and balanced review. I was not required to write a positive review of the work.