The Beatitudes: The Pathway to Discipleship takes a look at the well-known and often studied blessings in Jesus's Sermon on the Mount, offering ways to see them afresh. Author Michael L. D'Spain weaves together an exploration of the beloved passage from Matthew's gospel with his experiences in the military and as a father of three sons. The result is a tapestry that shows how Jesus invites individuals to follow him closely so that when others see their lives of discipleship, they see Jesus Himself, their teacher, their rabbi.
Each chapter of The Beatitudes: The Pathway to Discipleship explores one of the Beatitudes through explanations of its details, illustrations from daily life, and comparisons with other passages from the Scriptures that present teachings about God's blessings. After asking readers a deep question-"Are you ready?"-the book's final chapter closes with the reassurance of Jesus's promise of eternal life for His disciples.
When you listen to the words of Jesus and hear His invitation to follow, this study can show the direction to take as you step out along the journey of discipleship. Whether you are a seasoned Christian seeking new depths in your faith or a recently converted believer, the Beatitudes provide the sustenance to fortify you as you come to know the challenges and obstacles that confront you on your journey of faith.