Changing the Landscape of Eternity

Author: John L. Thompson


The Great Commission is a clear and simple directive from Jesus: “Go and make disciples.” What does this mean to us today? What does it mean to you today? Is this directive only for church leaders, or is it for every believer who truly desires to make a difference? Pastor John Thompson translates the tried-and-tested methods used by Jesus himself into practical, modern strategies. You’ll learn how to create small groups that produce true disciples. You’ll be equipped to help transform believers into disciples—one life at a time—including your children, your friends, and other Christians. Thompson motivates all believers to change the landscape of eternity by becoming true disciples themselves, ready to go and make disciples—to become active participants in the Great Commission.

Do you long for a life of eternal impact?

Church congregations around the world struggle to maintain equilibrium as their attendance plateaus or declines. Moral problems are rampant, with no sign of improvement. What has happened to the Great Commission? What does it mean for us today? What does it mean to you?

In Changing the Landscape of Eternity: Transforming Believers into Disciples, Pastor John Thompson challenges and guides church leaders and other believers who desire to make a difference for Christ. Thompson explores effective discipleship, focusing on the methods Jesus and first-century Christian leaders used to make disciples and translating them into modern, practical strategies. He addresses such questions as: How is a life transformed into a mature follower of Christ? How can we create small groups that produce disciples? How can we, as parents, disciple our own children, and how can the Church have the greatest impact on their lives? Believers who desire to follow the example and instructions of our Lord, experiencing the impact on the world that Jesus intended, will be equipped to actualize his clear and simple directive: “Go and make disciples.” 


“Changing the Landscape of Eternity is a ‘must read every page’ kind of book, presenting hard realities, frank truths, and challenges to churches that have neglected the command to equip ‘the saints for the work of service’ (Eph. 4:12). As you read this book, you will begin to reevaluate your ministry focus—as well as the ministry of the Church. More importantly, Thompson’s book will force you to decide if you’re willing to be obedient in fulfilling the Great Commission as a disciple maker!”
—Dr. Eddie G. Grigg, President of New Life Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC

“Whether you are a first-time discoverer of the massive concept of making disciples to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ, or a lifetime explorer of it, you are in for a challenging treat. It is evident on every page of this insightful book that author John Thompson has bent his energies vocationally to both emulate the model of Jesus and obey His main mandate, to turn people into disciples. Read this book as the author translates a lifetime of learning onto these page which will be read by many.”
—Herb Hodges, founder and director of Spiritual Life Ministries, Germantown, TN

“John Thompson has done a masterful job of bringing together both a theoretical approach of discipleship and practical application. Changing the Landscape of Eternity will help the follower of Jesus Christ gain a deeper understanding of the Great Commission, the discipleship process, and the practical how-tos of selecting a person to disciple. John writes in a manner that gives the reader the feel he is coaching and encouraging them as they disciple others. This book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about living a life of irresistible influence and making an eternal impact.”
—Rodney M. Lara, pastor of Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park, IL

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