Toxic Discipleship: Toxic Churches Produce Deadly Disciples


About Toxic Discipleship:

With the skill of a counselor and the spirit of a pastor, the Rev. Dr. Denny Wayman identifies the toxins which keep us from fully living the holy, abundant life to which Christ has called us. Carefully explaining each of the ways the seven deadly sins are manifest today, Wayman does more than just point out what is wrong. He shows how we can be right by not just eliminating such shortcomings from our lives but by changing our lives through submission to the purifying work of God’s Spirit. Both individuals and groups will benefit from this clear call to authentic discipleship. Everyone should read this book, and put it into practice.

Rev. Bruce N. G. Cromwell, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Great Plains and Mid-America Conferences
Free Methodist Church – USA


About Denny Wayman:

Denny Wayman served 40 years as a lead pastor and eight years as a superintendent. His education concentrated on human behavior in his MDiv and pastoral counseling in his DMin. Accepting the mission of Jesus Christ to “make disciples”, his ministry focused on this most important and therefore most difficult responsibility. In his previous Discipleship Ecosystem, Dr. Wayman took his systems training and applied it to a healthy discipleship ministry. In this volume he has again taken the lessons of systems and exposes the dynamics of a toxic discipleship ministry. Married to a licensed therapist, Denny and Cheryl live in Santa Barbara, Ca. They share two sons and five grandchildren.

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2 reviews for Toxic Discipleship: Toxic Churches Produce Deadly Disciples

  1. Ethan Goodnight

    In this powerful second volume, Denny Wayman again demonstrates a profound, holistic understanding of human spiritual life. The first book — Discipleship Ecosystem — shows how rooting ourselves in the healthy soil of spiritual disciplines produces the Fruit of the Spirit to guide our ministries. This much-needed sequel digs into how, conversely, wallowing in the toxic soil of our lives produces deadly sins and corrupts our ministries. The book offers sustained attention to the roots of deadly sins in our lives as the first step towards purifying the soil we grow in. And a crucial final chapter lays out the subsequent remedial steps towards purification and growth. The whole book is tied together by provocative yet gentle discussion questions, making it an excellent resource for small groups. New believers just starting out as disciples of Jesus and long-term followers alike can benefit from this well-rounded and grounded perspective on the dangers of toxic discipleship.

  2. Michael Ewert

    The thing that makes the writing of any books written by Denny is his ability to describe the impact of subjects not as a theoretician but as a practitioner which makes his books outstanding.

    Michael Ewert

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