Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-342).
A vision of discipleship. Discipleship and the stages of our lives -- Essential discipleship: the struggle to get our lives together -- Mature discipleship: the struggle to give our lives away. Some perspectives from classical spirituality and the human sciences -- Some general invitations from Scripture -- Some particular invitations from Scripture -- Drawing strength from prayer -- Its crowning glory, blessing others -- Simplifying our spiritual vocabulary: ten commandments for the long haul -- Radical discipleship: the struggle to give our deaths away. Radical discipleship: anticipatory incompletions.