The Cost of Commitment, By John White

The Cost of Commitment

IVP Classics

by John White
Foreword by Don Everts

The Cost of Commitment
  • Length: 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 4.25 × 7 in
  • Published: November 30, 2006
  • Imprint: IVP
  • Item Code: 3404
  • ISBN: 9780830834044

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"The way of the cross is a magnificent obsession with a heavenly pearl, beside which everything else in life has no value."

Following Christ, says John White, is not cheap. The cost is substantial. There will be suffering and loss. But the benefits, rewards and joys that come with our commitment to him are well worth the sacrifices that must be made to answer the call to Christ.

Consider the cost. Then take up your cross. And follow Jesus in the only life worth living.


Foreword by Don Everts
Preface to the 1990 Edition
1. Recommitment
2. The Way of the Cross
3. Pilgrim, Stranger, Displaced Person
4. The Loyalty That Calls for Hatred
5. Suffering and the Christian
6. Jesus and Suffering
7. Take Up Your Cross
8. Christians, the Law and Persecution
9. The Pathway of Faith
10. The First Step and the Last

John White

John White (1924–2002) was the author of twenty-five books, including Daring to Draw Near, Excellence in Leadership, and The Cost of Commitment. He served as a medical missionary, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, and a church planter and leader in the Vineyard Church movement. A much sought-after speaker, he lectured around the world at churches, conferences, and leadership events.