The Invested Life by Joel C. Rosenberg & Dr, T, E, Koshy is my 13th and final book to finish for the year 2012. I began this book in October, at the Monday morning bible study I have been going to for almost 3 years. I felt I had to cut out an activity as I was just getting too many things on my plate so I dropped out of the group even before we began it at the study and set it aside. Then several weeks later I decided to go ahead and read it on my own. It has not been one of those "can't put down books" so I have just been reading it along as I could and finally finished it this morning.
The subtitle is "Making disciples of all nations one person at a time". While I can't say the book covered much that I didn't already know and was acquainted with it was a good "refresher" as to the importance of each one of us taking upon ourselves to both 1) be discipled & 2) discipling on a one-on-one or small group basis.
I began co-leading a small group Sunday school class each Sunday on May 6th of this year and I have hosted a Tuesday night Bible Study in my home since January 18, 2011. The thing that blesses me the most is that I have found the one who leads has to prepare and I learn something new each and every time. I love reading and I love studying THE BIBLE and other related material. I truly believe in "Studying to show myself approved. A workman that needed not to be ashamed.", as The Word instructs us. The Lord has also blessed me with such wonderful, strong Christian woman to grow and expand with.
I would encourage each and everyone of you to get involved, either on a one-to-one basis or in a small group class setting, in being discipled and discipling.
I would love to hear feedback on your feeling and/or experience in this area of Christian service.
I look forward to the books The Lord will place before me in 2013 and will be reporting about them.