David W. Bennett examines all the many images and metaphors in the Gospels relating to how disciples follow Jesus, and in turn influence others. Then he moves on to survey much of the evidence to be found in the images of rest of the New Testament. Finally, he draws some judicious conclusions for an understanding of Christian leadership in our own day. The author has had considerable cross-cultural experience - having worked in Japan, India, Israel, Brazil, Argentina, Jamaica and the Philippines as well as in churches in California. His aim is to stimulate thought on these questions in churches all over the world, and not just in the West.