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Below you will find a list of Disciple Dojo books and ebooks on a variety of subjects. JM’s ebooks are available for immediate download through Amazon’s Kindle store starting at just $0.99!  (And for those who do not have a Kindle reader device, you can still read them using the free Kindle Reader App available for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac or PC. Just download the free app HERE and you’re ready to start reading!)

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Current titles available:

 

Cleansed and Abiding: A Proposed View of Christian Perfection

Available formats

Paperback$9.99

Digital version – $3.99  $2.99 (available at Amazon.com and can be read on a Kindle or other device (iPhone, PC, Mac, iPad, Blackberry, Droid, Windows Phone 7) using Amazon’s free Kindle Reader App.)

Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.” -Jesus

Since He uttered these words, Jesus’ followers have often been quite puzzled over their meaning. How can anyone be ‘perfect’? Isn’t sin inevitable for all humans, even those who’ve given their lives to Christ?

Over the centuries various theologians from various traditions have attempted to describe what it means–and what it DOESN’T mean–to “be perfect.” Some Christians have claimed to have reached a state of perfection in which they no longer struggle with sin. Others have claimed that perfection is an unattainable goal so long as we are in this fleshly body. Cleansed and Abiding seeks to offer an alternative view of Christian ‘perfection’ than those which are commonly associated with the term.

Though this is indeed a controversial doctrine (and has been for hundreds of years!), it need not be a divisive one. Believers all agree on the reality of sin, the necessity of sanctification, and the fact that Scripture calls us to somehow be ‘perfect.’ How these are worked out in detail is where the differences lay.

It is for the purpose of clarifying the debate that this book is offered. Not every reader will be persuaded by the view proposed in its pages, but hopefully every reader will be persuaded that holiness is not some minor point of doctrine meant only to be pondered by theologians safely within the confines of academic debate.

Rather, it is the call of Jesus on the life of every person who claims to be His follower.

 

The following are “Dojo Discussions” eBooks, a series adapted from various articles and posts which initially appeared on the Disciple Dojo blog.



you WANT to be ‘Left Behind’!!:
Essays on the Bible & Popular End-Times Teachings

$2.99 eBook

$12.99 Paperback (also at Amazon.com)

“When Jesus comes to rapture the Church, you don’t want to be left behind, do you??”

The idea of believers disappearing from the earth in “the twinkle of an eye” in order to escape the “Great Tribulation” is one that has captivated the imaginations of many Christians over the past 150 years now. Multimillion dollar book, TV, video game and movie franchises have been constructed around this very concept.

But is it what the Bible actually teaches?

In this “Dojo Discussions” edition, JM Smith looks at various issues surrounding popular End Times teachings which many Christians take for granted to be solid, orthodox, Biblical teaching…with surprising results.

Could it be that when it comes to the return of Jesus, you actually WANT to be ‘left behind’??

 

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Dating Discipleship:
Essays on Dating, Romance & Singleness for the Follower of Jesus

$2.99 eBook

What is dating? What purpose does it serve for the Christian, if any?? How are followers of Jesus supposed to pursue relationships with members of the opposite sex given all the varying perspectives they’ve heard over the years from Christian authors, teachers and pastors–many of which contradict one another? How are single Christians supposed to maintain focus on their relationship with God as well as honoring the desire He has placed deep within them for marriage, romance, sex and lifelong companionship? What does the Bible have to say on the subject? And just as important…what does it NOT say?

In this Dojo Discussion, author/speaker/Bible teacher JM Smith presents a collection of essays on the subject of dating & relationships for those who take seriously both their calling as a disciple and as someone pursuing authentic romantic love.

 

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The Little Dragon Gospel:
How Bruce Lee Shaped My Ministry

$0.99 eBook

“Bruce Lee is a pop-culture icon who single-handedly changed the Hollywood landscape forever and brought martial arts to mainstream American audiences. He was also one of the greatest minds in martial arts history and has been called “the Father of MMA” by UFC President Dana White due to his emphasis on cross-discipline training and his rejection of the impractical aspects of classical martial arts styles. But what does any of this have to do with Christian discipleship or theological study?? Actually…a lot!

In this Dojo Discussion, author, artist and Bible teacher JM Smith takes readers through his discovery of Bruce Lee’s teachings and martial arts philosophy and explores the impact it has had (and continues to have) on his own ministry and theological reflection.

Truth is can often be found in the most unlikely places…even in the writings of an agnostic martial artist movie star from Hong Kong in the early 1970s!

 

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