Summer reading for Disciple-Makers

Spurgeon said it best, visit many good books, but live in the Bible. Yes. If you're looking for a good book on discipling, try one of these:

The Disciple-Maker's Handbook by Bobby William Harrington and Josh Robert Patrick. Includes:
A simple, clear picture of what it means to be a disciple and to make disciples
A practical model for disciple-making that you could use right away
Seven elements of disciple-making taken from the life of Jesus

4 Chair Discipling by Dann Spader. The chairs are:
Chair 1: Come and See (John 1:39)
Chair 2: Follow Me (John 1:43)
Chair 3: Become a Fisher of Men (Matthew 4:19)?
Chair 4: Go and Bear Fruit (John 15:16)

Contagious Disciple-Making, by David Watson and Paul Watson, a companion to the book Miraculous Movements, featuring methods used in CPM/DMM (Church Planting Movements or Disciple Making Movements).

The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus's Essential Teachings on Discipleship by Dallas Willard. As John Ortberg says, There is NO one like Dallas. Finding more of his words is like getting hidden treasure. Read and grow!

And the classic, The Training of the Twelve, A.B Bruce, a free.pdf full of rich insights, nearly 500 pp, passed the test of time.

Paul Johnson
CNBC Church Strengthen team leader
403.816.6981
pjohnson@cnbc.ca


Related Articles and Videos

Shepherd or Leader?
Shepherd or Leader?
Should a pastor be an entrepreneurial leader or a loving shepherd?
The Servant as Leader
The Servant as Leader
An article by Robert K Greenleaf
Characteristics of a Servant Leader
Characteristics of a Servant Leader
10 Characteristics of a Servant Leader
Servant Leadership
Servant Leadership
An article by Eric Swanson, Cru, on becoming servant leaders in ministry
The Three Tests of a Servant Leader
The Three Tests of a Servant Leader
article by Joe McKeever, helping pastors to check themselves to see if they are servants as well as leaders
Church Leaders: Be a Servant
Church Leaders: Be a Servant
Servanthood requires the right attitudes and ambitions, not merely the right actions. Playing the part eventually shows itself. Leaders must serve from the inside out. Servanthood begins in the heart.
Summer reading for Small Group leaders
Summer reading for Small Group leaders
Recommended books for Small Group leaders and discipling