Hearers and Doers

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer     |     Book Summary


Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Publisher: Lexham Press
Date: May 15, 2019
Pages: 296

Book Summary of Hearers and Doers by Kevin J. Vanhoozer


“The great privilege and responsibility of pastor-theologians is making disciples who glorify God in everything they do.” (p. 143)

Many conservative authors and teachers would agree with such a statement, but not all are as helpful on how that should actually play out practically. In this book, Kevin J. Vanhoozer works to show pastors and church members the way discipleship should work. 

Discipleship matters because it is happening all the time, whether one is conscious of it or not. The key is making Christian disciples who live for Christ to the glory of God in everything they do. They aren’t just hearers of the word, but also doers. 

Discipleship happens through sound doctrine communicated to believers in the local church through faithful pastors. A major key for pastors in making disciples is to teach their people to read the Bible theologically. “One of the most important ways to make disciples is to train them to read the Bible rightly.” (p. 79)

In this way, disciples are made who are fit for a purpose: godliness for all of life’s situations.





Hearers and Doers

by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Hearers and Doers by Kevin J. Vanhoozer

AuthorKevin J. Vanhoozer
PublisherLexham Press
DateMay 15, 2019
Pages296


Overview:

“The great privilege and responsibility of pastor-theologians is making disciples who glorify God in everything they do.” (p. 143)

Many conservative authors and teachers would agree with such a statement, but not all are as helpful on how that should actually play out practically. In this book, Kevin J. Vanhoozer works to show pastors and church members the way discipleship should work. 

Discipleship matters because it is happening all the time, whether one is conscious of it or not. The key is making Christian disciples who live for Christ to the glory of God in everything they do. They aren’t just hearers of the word, but also doers. 

Discipleship happens through sound doctrine communicated to believers in the local church through faithful pastors. A major key for pastors in making disciples is to teach their people to read the Bible theologically. “One of the most important ways to make disciples is to train them to read the Bible rightly.” (p. 79)

In this way, disciples are made who are fit for a purpose: godliness for all of life’s situations.