William Macdonald


True Discipleship

Pages: 208
Size: 5.5" x 8"
ISBN #: 188270191-7
Format: Softcover

Am I ignitable? A disciple can be forgiven if he does not have great mental ability or physical prowess. But he cannot be excused if he does not have seal. If his heart is not aflame with a red-hot passion for the Savior, he stands condemned. After all, Christians are followers of the One who says, “Zeal for Your house has eaten me up” (John 2:17). Their Savior was consumed with a passion for God and His interests. Those who are constrained by the love of Christ will count no sacrifice too great to make for Him.

This book is an attempt to highlight some principles of New Testament discipleship. Some of us have seen these principles in the Word for years, but somehow concluded that they were too extreme and impractical for the complicated age in which we live. And so we surrendered to the chill of our spiritual environment.

Then we meta group of young believers who set out to demonstrate that the Savior’s terms of discipleship are not only highly practical but that they are the only terms which will ever result in the evangelization of the world.

We acknowledge our indebtedness to these young people for providing living examples of many of the truths emphasized here.

To the extent that these truths are still beyond our own personal experience, we present them as the aspirations of our heart.

For over fifty-eight years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career for the Lord Jesus, he has traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in the Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today. 


Chapter 1 – Terms of Discipleship
Chapter 2 – Forsaking All
Chapter 3 – Hindrances to Discipleship
Chapter 4 – Disciples are Stewards
Chapter 5 – Zeal
Chapter 6 – Faith
Chapter 7 – Prayer
Chapter 8 – Warfare
Chapter 9 – World Dominion
Chapter 10 – Discipleship and marriage
Chapter 11 – Counting the Cost
Chapter 12 – The Shadow of Martyrdom
Chapter 13 – The Rewards of Discipleship

Where Is Your Treasure?
Chapter 14 – Where is Your Treasure?
Chapter 15 – Diligent Business
Chapter 16 – To Have But Not to Hold
Chapter 17 – What’s the Harm in It?
Chapter 18 – The Case for Frozen Assets
Chapter 19 – What Does the Bible Say?

Lord, Break Me!
Chapter 20 – God Values Broken Things
Chapter 21 – God Wants Us All to Be Broken

Study Guide to True Discipleship
Lesson 1 – Terms of Discipleship
Lesson 2 – Forsaking All
Lesson 3 – Hindrances to Discipleship
Lesson 4 – Disciples are Stewards
Lesson 5 – Zeal
Lesson 6 – Faith
Lesson 7 – Prayer
Lesson 8 – Warfare
Lesson 9 – World Dominion
Lesson 10 – Discipleship and marriage
Lesson 11 – Counting the Cost
Lesson 12 – The Shadow of Martyrdom
Lesson 13 – The Rewards of Discipleship

Books by William MacDonald:  Christ Loved the ChurchEnjoying the Book of ActsEnjoying the Minor ProphetsEnjoying the PsalmsEnjoying the ProverbsLetters to the ThessaloniansLet Me Introduce You to the BibleOld Testament Digest: Job Through MalachiTrue Discipleship

Courses by William MacDonald:   The Bible Tells Me So Born to Win Christ Loved the Church 1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians Doing Time with Jesus Ecclesiastes: Is There Meaning to Life? Galatians God's Word Is Truth Good New for All Guide to Christian Growth James John Lessons for Christian Living The Letters of John The Letters to Timothy and Titus The Lord's Supper and Baptism Luke Matthew Mark Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon Revelation Romans – Part 1 Romans – Part 2 Summary of the Bible  What the Bible Teaches Winning Souls the Bible Way

Booklets by William MacDonald:  Armageddon Soon?Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential IssuesGod's Answers to Man's QuestionsThe Grace of GodGrasping for ShadowsSeek Ye FirstThat's a Good QuestionThere's a Way Back to GodThink of Your FutureTo What Should We be Loyal ?True Brokenness