Missionary, lecturer at the VIAA theological seminary
"Discipleship. Something that filled sermons and books and thus has the potential to make us tired of and perhaps a bit allergic to yet another book. Mart-Jan however puts a finger to where things are de-railed when it comes to actually living out discipleship. Many of us know about it, only a few actually do it, and it is even less embedded in the structures of our faith communities.
This book creates some direction to learning in relation to each other as the basis for our living and believing together. For myself the metaphor of the diamond gives focus on the ontological aspects for us as followers of the Way. We see and are reflected in the light: connected we ourselves reflect, we are image-bearers of God and His creation. The diamond also gives many different aspects showing the diversity and spectrum of colours. When we’re on the move, many lights twinkle - darks and lights appear and disappear again. Enough talking, now how to do all of this - that is why we have this twinkling book. Enjoy!"