Q&A with Author Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

As I am on this #RubyWooPilgrimage bus, I wanted to share a Q&A with a fierce woman, Dorcas Cheng-Tozun, author of the new book, “Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-Up World.”

StartLoveRepeat_9781478920748_HC.inddWhat was the inspiration for this book?

This book came about for selfish reasons: After about nine years of being married to an entrepreneur, I was desperate for advice from someone who understood what it was like. But there are so few resources for entrepreneurs’ spouses out there, and many that exist are unrealistically optimistic.

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Book Review: How to Fix a Broken Record

Book Review: How to Fix a Broken Record

Amena Brown_Howto Pre-OrderToday is the release of my dear, sista friend, Amena Brown’s book, “How to Fix a Broken Record: Thoughts on Vinyl Records, Awkward Relationships, and Learning to be Myself.” Find out more and get your copy today!

 

Why I picked up this book:

 

I had the honor of being on Amena’s endorsement team. This is what I wrote about the book:

 

Amena Brown is the Issa Rae of the Christian market. This is a clever, honest, witty book that I am glad to share with my mentees.

 

Amena risked sharing her life and broken records with us, and I believe it is a risk that will pay off both for her and for those who read.

 

Who Should Read How to Fix a Broken Record:

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Summer Bible Study

Recently, I completed a Part 5 Bible study series with the kind folks at the Discover the Word broadcast. We went through the gospels to discuss God’s purpose and plan for intentional discipleship. These recordings are now available and would be a great option for a personal devotional this summer, or to engage a  small Bible study group.

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Below you will find the series breakdown and highlights:

Part 1 How do we live out Jesus’s Great Commission?

 

Mentoring as intentional discipleship is for God’s kingdom purposes. Why is discipleship and the use of the mentoring language important?

Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20

 

Part 2 Is there a difference between Christ-followers and the lost?

Evangelism without discipleship is incomplete; they are two sides of the same coin. Is our current way of thinking about evangelism and discipleship in the right order?

Scripture: John 1:35-51

 

Part 3 Discipleship: A Matter of both Knowing and Doing

Discipleship requires that we look outside of our own needs to see the spiritual and physical needs of others.

Scripture: John 6:1-14

 

Part 4 Our Walk of Faith Requires Training

Love God and love people is the basic principle of discipleship. We can learn how to love well, and we can teach others how to love us well. There is a cost involved.

Scripture: Luke 10:25-28

 

Part 5 Mentor for Life (16:00 min)

The 5th Law of the Navy – “On the strength of one link in the cable, dependth the might of the chain, who knows when thou mayest be tested? So live that thou bearest the strain!”

The training of making disciples prepares us for the mission, and the training also prepares us for the test.

Scripture: John 4:31-38

Conclusion: Intentional discipleship or mentorship is an invitation to LINK Up with God in the kingdom work he is already doing in the world.

At else are you reading or studying this summer?

Blessings, Natasha