Mentoring & Being Mentored
Mentoring is a lost art in many cirlces of life…both in church & society. Here’s what a few notable folks say about mentoring:
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”
“Leaders..should influence others..in such a way that it builds people up, encourages and edifies them so they can duplicate this attitude in others.”
― Bob Goshen
“The mediocre leader tells. The good leader explains. The superior leader demonstrates. The great leader inspires.”
― Gary Patton
Jim Grassi, a former fisherman, uses various anecdotes from his fishing days to relate to making disciples through mentoring. This book is a guide for those who want to mentor & be mentored. Grassi obviously writes from a male perspective with a heart for other men to be mentored.
There are a few strengths and weaknesses with in the book.
Strengths: The book is written with you in mind. // The book is crafty & has some practicality to it. // The book is going to be a help to some men.
Weaknesses: The book doesn’t bring anything new to the table of discipling. // The book tends to become a means to the end, rather then the end. – The author continually references his website for other resources.
Like so many books, this one can & will be of help to others. Just don’t expect this book to be everything you’ve been waiting for in a book on discipleship.
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