Yesterday at our Tigard Pastors Prayer Group one of our members ask for suggestions on the best book(s) on discipleship and disciplemaking.
Here is the first part of the list. I will conclude the list tomorrow. (The ones marked in bold are the ones I have read. The ones marked with asterisks are ones I would recommend that he start with).
This comes from a particularly American evangelical perspective because that is who I am and what my background has been. None of them are perfect & none of them are complete.
You can help with this…are there ones you would highlight for Bob on this list, or ones you would add? Put them in the comments section
Adsit, Christopher. Personal Disciple Making: A Step by Step Guide for Leading a Christian from New Birth to Maturity. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1988.
**Arn, Win & Arn, Charles, The Master’s Plan for Making Disciples, Church Growth Press, 1982, Nazarene Version, printed by Nazarene Publishing House, 1984.
Barna, George. Growing True Disciples. WaterBrook Press, Colorado Springs, Co. 2001.
Craig G. Barthlomew and Michael Goheen, Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002.
Bly, Stephen A. Radical Discipleship: Tough Standards for Spiritual Greatness. Chicago: Moody Press, 1981.
**Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, The Cost of Discipleship, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc. New York, Eberhard Bethge, editor. 11th Printing, 1965.
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, Spiritual Care. Minneapolis: Fortress Press: 1985
Briscoe, Stuart. Discipleship for Ordinary People. Wheaton, Ill. Harold Shaw Publishers, 1988.
Bruce, A.B. The Training of the Twelve,
Camp, Lee C. Mere Discipleship, Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World, Brazos Press, Baker Publishing Group, Grand Rapids, MI 2nd Ed., 2008
Joan Chittister, Wisdom Distilled From the Daily: Living the Rule of St. Benedict Today. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1990.
Cole, Neil. Organic Church, Growing Faith Where Life Happens, Jossey-Boss, San Francisco, 2005.
Cole, Neil. Search & Rescue, Becoming a Disciple Who Makes A Difference Baker Books, Grand Rapdis, Michigan, 2008.
Coleman, Robert E., The Great Commission Lifestyle. Fleming H. Revell, Grand Rapids, 1992.
**Coleman, Robert E., The Master Plan of Discipleship. Fleming H. Revell, Grand Rapids, 12th, printing, Jan. 2005.
**Coleman, Robert E., The Master Plan of Evangelism. Fleming H. Revell, Grand Rapids, 91st printing, Dec. 2004.
Coleman, Robert E. Nothing to Do but to Save Souls” Francis Asbury Press, Grand Rapids, 1990
Comiskey, Joel. Home Cell Group Explosion: How Your Small Group Can Grow and Multiply.
Comiskey, Joel. Cell Church Solutions: Transforming the Church in North America. Morneo Valley, CA: CCS Publishing, 2005.
Coppedge, Allan. The Biblical Principles of Discipleship. Grand Rapids: Francis Asbury Press, 1989.
Donahue, Bill and Robinson, Russ. Building A Church of Small Groups, Willow Creek Association, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 2001.
Donahue, Bill. Leading Life-Changing Small Groups, Willow Creek Association, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 2002.
**Eims, LeRoy, The Lost Art of Disciple Making. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978.
Easum, Bill. Go Big with Small Groups, Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2007.
Forman, Rowland, Jeff Jones, and Bruce Miller. The Leadership Baton: An Intentional Strategy For Developing Leaders In Your Church. Grand Rapids, MI.: Zondervan, 2004.
**Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth: A Guide to Understanding the Bible. 2nd Ed. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1993.
**Frazee, Randy. The Connecting Church, beyond small groups to authentic community, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2001.
Foss, Michael W. Power Surge: 6 Marks of Discipleship for a Changing Church. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000.
**Foster, Richard. The Celebration of Discipline: The Path to Spiritual Growth. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1978.
Fryling, Alice, ed. Disciplemakers’ Handbook: Helping People Grow in Christ. Downers Grove Ill: InterVarsity Press, 1989.
Galloway, Dale E. 20/20 Vision: How to Create a Successful Church. Portland, OR: Scott Publishing Co., 1986.
Goodwin, Debbie Salter, Raising Kids to Extraordinary Faith, helping parents & teachers disciple the next generation. Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2008.
Gorman, Julie A., Community That is Christian, 2d. Ed., Baker Books, Grand Rapids, Mi., 2002.
Gospel Transformation. 2nd Ed. Jenkintown, PA: World Harvest Mission, 2006.
Hanks, Billie Jr. and William A. Shell. Discipleship: The Best Writings from the Most Experienced Disciple Makers. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1981.
Hartman, Doug & Sutherland, Doug. Guidebook to Discipleship. Harvest House Publishers, Irvine, CA,1976.
Hadidian, Allen, Successful Discipling. Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, 1979.
Henderson, D. Michael, A Model for Making Disciples: John Wesley’s Class Meeting Evangel Publishing House, Nappanee, Indiana, 2005.
Henderson, D. Michael, One Conversation at a Time, Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City, 2007.
Hendrichsen, Walter A. How to Disciple Your Children. Wheaton: Victor Books, a division of SP Publications, Inc., 1981.
Hull, Bill, Choose The Life, “Exploring a Faith that Embraces Discipleship”, Baker Books, Grand Rapids, MI., 2004.
Hull, Bill, The Complete Book of Discipleship, “On Being and Making Followers of Christ”. Navpress, Colorado Springs, 2006.
Hull, Bill, The Disciple-Making Church Fleming H. Revell, Grand Rapids, MI., 7th printing, 2005.
**Hull, Bill, and Robert E. Coleman. The Disciple-Making Pastor : Leading Others on the Journey of Faith. New York: Baker Books, 2007.
** Hull, Bill. Jesus Christ Disciplemaker. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1984, 2004 (20th Anniversary Edition).
Hunt, Gladys. You Can Start a Bible Study Group, Waterbrook Press, Random House Inc, Colorado Springs, Co., 1994.