By: Anthony J. Gittins
For Jesus discipleship was not measured only by a call from him and not even
by a subsequent reorientation of people's lives. The designation "disciple" was
not intended to set people apart or to have them sit at the feet of Jesus like
faithful companions. There is a much deeper purpose in his invitation through
which one is called to be sent.
Called to Be Sent develops and
completes the theology of discipleship introduced in the author's previous
books. This new volume focuses on "sending forth," the phase that follows our
radical encounter with humanity. Here we find the hope and strength to move from
an understanding of mission to actually being commissioned by Jesus. In short,
as Christians we are "gathered for scattering" and "called to be sent," and this
book provides much direction.