Like a drop of water spilled into a pool and rippling outward, it is my expectation that these teachings will ripple out into the world and change many lives.
Longwood, FL (Vocus) November 13, 2010
After 22 years of prayer, study, ministry observation, and seeking God’s will through it all, the burden in Dr. Robert Straube’s heart to teach disciples and raise up church leaders who are grounded in solid foundational principles escalated into a powerful fervor. He began penning Foundational Discipling Principles: Teachings for Raising Up Disciples ($24.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-935-0) as a result of this—in order to edify other believers about the glory of the Lord and further His kingdom. This book, which has just been released by Xulon Press, contains principles and wisdom from some great men of God under whom the author studied.
“It has been my longing to put this to an organized, instructional tool that will firm up the believer’s heart and mind and establish a solid foundation for disciples to build their calling upon, thereby launching the disciple’s ministry for the purpose of accomplishing God’s will for their lives,” the author says. “Like a drop of water spilled into a pool and rippling outward, it is my expectation that these teachings will ripple out into the world and change many lives.”
Straube, who holds three doctorates, says that while teaching and studying at different institutions, he continually sought for spiritual truth within various religions and philosophies. Finally, through God’s grace, he received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1981 and became a born-again Christian. From then on, the Bible became his one and only source of truth, and he—along with his wife, Jackie—sought to fulfill his call and commitment by helping the church raise up disciples and train them to fulfill their own ministry callings in Jesus Christ.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,300 titles published to date. Retailers may order Foundational Discipling Principles through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Foundational Discipling Principles is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.