[Jesus] relinquished divine privileges, existing in the eternal love with the Father and the Holy Spirit, and poured himself out, taking on the confinement of human incarnation, living truly as God and man. (p. 49)
Amazon.com offers the following synopsis of Hans’ book:
Sincere Christians hold divergent ideas about discipleship. Different approaches focus on steps to follow, mentoring, spiritual disciplines, or an intellectual approach, but do they draw their definitions from Scripture’s big picture? Do they draw enough attention to Jesus’ view of discipleship?
By exploring Jesus’ approach to discipleship, Bayer shows how God-perception and self-perception, simultaneously shaped by the gospel, result in reconciled relationships and radical discipleship.
The Explorations in Biblical Theology series addresses the need for quality literature that attracts believing readers to good theology and builds them up in their faith. Each title in the series combines solid content with accessibility and readability–a valuable addition to the library of any college student, thoughtful lay reader, seminarian, or pastor.