Looking for a challenging journey? Sacred Roads: Exploring the Historic Paths of Faith may be just the ticket. New from Threads, Lifeway’s young adult and college line, this one takes you on a pilgrimage in a “search for discipleship discoveries” designed to help you re-imagine and re-invent the way it happens in the 21st century.
An important note is that although the Threads brand targets young adults, this particular study has something to offer any group that is willing to work at becoming more like Christ. If the intent is beyond fellowship and hanging out, this is a good study to include in the list of next steps.
Similar to Red Revolution and other studies in the series, Sacred Roads is a challenging experience. Participants will work their way through six different pathways of discipleship. Each session is designed to be studied in advance and then discussed in a group meeting. A feature I love is that each session ends with a verse to be memorized that will help cement the concept and make application much more tangible.
In the introduction, Zempel points out that “discipleship with Jesus was never reduced to a workbook of questions with obvious and simplistic answers.” You won’t find that in Sacred Roads either. What you will find is a thought-provoking and provocative experience that for most will venture into aspects of authentic discipleship that have been all but lost.
If you’re looking for a way to help groups take a next step into discipleship, this is a study that should be on your radar. It’s not plug and play. It will require a leader and participants committed to a journey. But it will be a trip worth taking. This is a good one!