The Journey of Discipleship is a book of reflection on what the Bible teaches about being a disciple of Jesus. Jesus call of his first disciples is a call to embark on a journey: Come, follow me.
A journey is so often a succession of thrusts forward and of setbacks. There are times when we decide to sit down rather than walk on; times when we prefer to take short-cuts instead of following the austere main road; and short-cuts, so often too, take us away from the road altogether, and we can waste time and energy walking at random. But all that is part of the venture of a journey, and certainly part of the venture of the journey of discipleship.
Pierre Simson, also author of Do This in Memory of Me, has taught Scripture in North Africa, East Africa, Jerusalem, London and Dublin.