Here is a list of the best Discipleship books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!
- The Cost of Discipleship (1995)
- Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual: Equipping Disciples Who Make Disciples (2010)
- Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ (The Essentials) (2019)
- Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be a Christian–Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer (2018)
- Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 4) (2003)
- Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples (2012)
- Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015)
- Mentor Like Jesus: His Radical Approach to Building the Church (2017)
- Gospel-Centered Discipleship (2012)
- Discipleship That Fits: The Five Kinds of Relationships God Uses to Help Us Grow (2016)
The Cost of Discipleship (1995)
One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today?
This companion training manual to Real-Life Discipleship provides unique guidance and insight to pastors, church leaders, and their disciples as they work to create an effective discipleship program. With a thorough, results-oriented process that can be applied in other contexts and cultures, this manual explains the necessary components of disciple-making so that every church member can play a part in reaching others for Christ.
We grow in Christ as we seek him together. Jesus’ own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life. By gathering in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus’ example with the twelve disciples. This workbook by Greg Ogden is a tool designed to help you follow this pattern Jesus drew for us.
Do you long to be more like Christ?Discipleship lies at the center of Christian life and practice. It is a beautiful journey, in which each of us simultaneously attempt to become more like Christ and to help others do the same. It is our most important task on earth, but often it is neglected or misunderstood. A. W. Tozer, on the other hand, knew exactly what it meant to disciple and to be discipled.
“Cheap grace is the mortal enemy of our church. Our struggle today is for costly grace.” And with that sharp warning to his own church, which was engaged in bitter conflict with the official nazified state church, Dietrich Bonhoeffer began his book Discipleship (formerly entitled The Cost of Discipleship).
Jesus gave his followers a command: “Follow me.” And a promise: “And I will equip you to find others to follow me.” We were made to make disciples.Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry.
Discipleship is the buzzword today. Many believers are contemplating in a fresh way what it means to take the Great Commission seriously.
The church needs sold-out, all-in Jesus-followers. Disciples and disciple-makers. But where do you find them? How do you develop them? Look no further than how Jesus did it. The greatest leader and mentor of all time poured into 12 guys for a season.
Gospel-Centered Discipleship (2012)
Everyone’s idea of discipleship is different. Some people emphasize evangelism–sharing their faith. Still others promote a hierarchical system for spiritual growth, a way for older Christians to pass on best practices to younger believers. Yet, both ideas are incomplete. Real discipleship is so much more. Avoiding extremes and evaluating motives, Jonathan Dodson insists on a way of following Jesus that re-centers discipleship on the gospel.
For far too long, the church has tried to make disciples using a one-size-fits-all approach. Some churches advocate 1-on-1 discipling, others try getting everyone into a small group, while still others training through mission trips or service projects. Yet others focus all their efforts on attracting people to a large group gathering to hear biblical teaching and preaching.
Best Discipleship Books: The Ultimate List
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Discipleship in the New Age Vol I
Author(s): Alice A. Bailey, Djwhal Khul
ID: 2425827, Publisher: Lucis Publishing Companies, Year: 31 Mar 2013, Size: 897 Kb, Format: epub
Ethics in the Gospel of John: Discipleship as Moral Progress
Author(s): Sookgoo Shin
ID: 2301869, Publisher: Brill, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf
The Rhetoric of Death and Discipleship in Premodern Japan: Sōchō’s Death of Sōgi and Kikaku’s Death of Master Bashō
Author(s): H. Mack Horton
ID: 2829018, Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Year: 2019, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.