Below you will find a list of Disciple Dojo books and e-books on a variety of subjects. E-books are available for immediate download through Amazon’s Kindle store! (You can also read them via the free Kindle Reader App available for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac or PC.)
Cleansed and Abiding
A Proposed View of Christian Perfection
“Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.” - Jesus
Since He uttered these words, Jesus’ followers have often been quite puzzled over their meaning. How can anyone be ‘perfect’? Isn’t sin inevitable for all humans, even those who’ve given their lives to Christ?
Over the centuries various theologians from various traditions have attempted to describe what it means – and doesn't mean – to “be perfect.” Some have claimed to have reached a state of perfection in which they no longer struggle with sin. Others have claimed that perfection is an unattainable goal so long as we are in this fleshly body. Cleansed and Abiding seeks to offer an alternative view of Christian "perfection."
The following are “Dojo Discussions” eBooks, a series adapted from various articles and blog posts.
you WANT to be 'Left Behind!!'
Essays on the Bible & Popular End-Times Teachings
“When Jesus comes to rapture the Church, you don’t want to be left behind, do you?”
The idea of believers disappearing from the earth in “the twinkle of an eye” in order to escape the “Great Tribulation” is one that has captivated the imaginations of many Christians over the past 150 years. Multimillion dollar book, TV, and movie franchises have been constructed around this very concept.
But what does the Bible actually teach?
In this “Dojo Discussions” edition, JM Smith looks at various issues surrounding popular End Times teachings which many Christians take for granted to be solid, orthodox, Biblical teaching…with surprising results.
Could it be that when it comes to the return of Jesus, you actually WANT to be ‘left behind’?
Essays on Dating, Romance & Singleness for the Follower of Jesus
What is dating? What purpose does it serve for the Christian, if any? How are followers of Jesus supposed to pursue relationships with members of the opposite sex given all the varying perspectives they’ve heard over the years from Christian authors, teachers and pastors – many of which contradict one another? What does the Bible have to say on the subject?
In this “Dojo Discussions” edition JM Smith presents a collection of essays on the subject of dating & relationships for those who take seriously both their calling as a disciple and as someone pursuing authentic romantic love.
The Little Dragon Gospel
How Bruce Lee Shaped My Ministry
Bruce Lee is a pop-culture icon who single-handedly changed the Hollywood landscape forever and brought martial arts to mainstream American audiences. He was also one of the greatest minds in martial arts history and has been called “the Father of MMA” by UFC President Dana White. But what does any of this have to do with Christian discipleship or theological study?
In this “Dojo Discussions” edition, JM Smith takes readers through his discovery of Bruce Lee’s teachings and martial arts philosophy and explores the impact it has had (and continues to have) on his own ministry and theological reflection.
Truth is can often be found in the most unlikely places…even in the writings of an agnostic martial artist movie star from Hong Kong in the early 1970s!