|About the Book|
The Great Commission stands as the single most important aspect of New Testament mandates, andwithout its realization, Christianity would have died –believers would have failed to pass Christiantruths to others. Obviously, Jesus’ mandate to make disciples continues to impact the world, andthrough this manuscript, author Dr. Daniel Butler has thoroughly examined the Great Commission texts.Furthermore, by considering the only history book of the church in the New Testament – Acts – thestudy examines the church’s understanding, implementation, and fulfi llment of Jesus’ commissioningwords. Although the Great Commission may appear fl awed with discrepancy at fi rst blush, the studentof this material will walk with the author through each of Jesus’ commissioned texts in detail, comparetheir similarities, contrast any differences, and emerge with a consolidated grasp of Jesus’ mandateto make disciples. By reconciling every potential discrepancy, distilling the commission elementsinto a summary, and examining the disciples’ response in the book of Acts, the student of this studywill experience enlightenment and understanding through grasping Jesus’ most important words and observing the early church’s fulfi llment.