The Bible tells us that Jesus’ followers are called disciples. If we
want to be counted among those followers, then doesn’t it make sense
that we figure out just what being a disciple looks like in everyday
In The Means of Grace, Andrew C. Thompson presents a clear and
accessible explanation of the core tenets John Wesley instilled in the
early Methodist movement—baptism, searching the scriptures, prayer, The
Lord’s Supper, fasting, fellowship, accountability, works of mercy, and
exercising the presence of God. Each means of grace is drawn from
biblical examples and paired with a framework to offer a real, practical
model for a life marked by holy love and holy transformation.
Wesley had a phrase for what it means to live faithfully as a
disciple of Jesus: walking in the ways of God. Together, the means of
grace demonstrate a Wesleyan pattern of discipleship and help us
understand what these ways of God are.