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Tony Twist, David Young, and Bobby Harrington


As church leaders, we see it on people’s faces — they want renewal. Baptism helps disciples and seekers find a renewed faith in Jesus and commitment to following him. The authors focus on how Jesus’ teachings play a significant role in the renewal process.

People seem to know that baptism is tied to God’s renewal plan for our lives. The authors help you understand exactly why baptism, for the disciple of Jesus, is like the wedding ceremony for those who get married.

Though the Bible is pretty clear on baptism — over time and through various religious traditions — baptism has become a controversial topic. Three Renew leaders, each with an expertise in biblical studies, come together to write this book: Tony Twist, David Young, and Bobby Harrington guide you through all the religious noise so you can find clarity in Baptism: What the Bible Teaches.

About the Author

Tony Twist has earned degrees from Milligan College, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Southern Baptist Seminary, and Indiana University. He and his wife, Suzanne, maintained a passion for disciple making as they served churches in Virginia, Tennessee, and Indiana. He currently serves as President and CEO of the TCM International Institute, a global graduate school for disciple makers with bases in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Heiligenkreuz, Austria.

Bobby Harrington is Lead Pastor of Harpeth Christian Church, author and co-author of various discipleship books, including DiscipleShift and The Disciple Maker’s Handbook, and trainer of disciple-making coaches. He serves as Co-founder and Executive Director for Renew and He has completed graduate work at Harding University, the University of Calgary, and Princeton Theological Seminary, finishing his Doctor of Ministry degree at Southern Seminary. He lives with his wife in Franklin, Tennessee. They have two children and two grandchildren.

David Young completed a Master of Arts degree at Harding School of Theology and Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in New Testament at Vanderbilt University. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught at several universities, and spoken around the world. He is the host of the New Day Television Program and author of several books, including The Rhetoric of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark (Fortress Press, 2017). David currently serves as Senior Minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He and his wife, Julie, have two married children. David is a co-founder of Renew.

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