I was drawn to this book as I have been searching for good resources on spiritual mentoring and discipleship. There has been a surge of books as of late promoting the need for intentional discipleship among Christians. This is much needed, especially as we move away from the self-concerned Christianity of the 1980's and 1990's. As far as addressing the need for more discipleship and the principles of discipleship, The Spiritual Mentor does not really bring anything new to the conversation. Some issues are addressed in a way that maybe men can understand better, such as examples ranging from being a fishermen to the training of NAVY SEALS. However, it falls short of stating truths not already put forth in other works. Also, it fails to give any real concrete helps regarding how to actually go about mentoring or discipling someone. There are countless invitations to visit his web site for resources. However, I wouldn't want to spend $17 on a book that only points me to a web site where I can freely access the information. Any specific helps should have been included in the book, and would have made it an extremely valuable resource. The content of the book is very good, it just isn't new and isn't very specific.
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