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Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE List

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!

1. The Cost of Discipleship (1995)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListOne 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? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between “cheap grace” and “costly grace.” “Cheap grace,” Bonhoeffer wrote, “is the grace we bestow on ourselves…grace without…
Author(s): Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eric Metaxas

2. Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual: Equipping Disciples Who Make Disciples (2010)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListThis 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. A great leader’s resource, it shows you how to cultivate new leaders for the future and equip them to make disciples….
Author(s): Jim Putman , Bill Krause, et al.

3. Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ (The Essentials) (2019)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListWe 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. Working through it will deepen your knowledge of essential Christian teaching and strengthen your faith. Each week contains the following elements: This material is designed for groups of three. It has also been used successfully as an individual…
Author(s): Greg Ogden

4. Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be a Christian–Collected Insights from A. W. Tozer (2018)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListDo 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. Discipleship: What It Truly Means to Be a Christian is a collection of Tozer’s powerful and passionate writings on discipleship. In it you will learn about:…
Author(s): A. W. Tozer

5. Discipleship (Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, Vol. 4) (2003)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE List“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). Originally published in 1937, it soon became a classic exposition of what it means to follow Christ in a modern world beset by a dangerous and criminal government. At its center stands an interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount: what Jesus demanded of…
Author(s): Dietrich Bonhoeffer

6. Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples (2012)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListJesus 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. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at, where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply. One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who…
Author(s): Francis Chan , David Platt, et al.

7. Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListDiscipleship is the buzzword today. Many believers are contemplating in a fresh way what it means to take the Great Commission seriously. Rediscovering Discipleship takes the guesswork out of Christian maturity.Based on insights gained from a decade of personally making disciples, author and pastor Robby Gallaty tackles the two hindrances that keep believers from getting involved in making disciples: ignorance and uncertainty. Since many believers have never been personally disciple, they have no model to guide them in discipling others. Their ignorance of the process fuels their uncertainty, which leaves…
Author(s): RobGallaty, Ed Stetzer

8. Mentor Like Jesus: His Radical Approach to Building the Church (2017)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListThe 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. Those lives multiplied to build the church to over two billion who declare their belief in Christ today.Whether you're looking for a disciple-making system that actually works, or a methodology to develop the next generation of leaders for your church, Mentor Like Jesus will help you understand how it can…
Author(s): Regi Campbell, Andy Stanley

9. Gospel-Centered Discipleship (2012)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListEveryone’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. This book helps us understand and experience the fullness of discipleship as God intended. It combines the mess and the weight, the imperfection and transformation, the honesty and wonder of…
Author(s): Jonathan K Dodson, Chandler Pastor, Matt

10. Discipleship That Fits: The Five Kinds of Relationships God Uses to Help Us Grow (2016)

 Best Discipleship Books: The ULTIMATE ListFor 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. But does one size really fit everyone?Based on careful biblical study and years of experience making disciples in the local church, Bobby Harrington and Alex Absalom have identified five key relationships…
Author(s): BobHarrington , Alex Absalom , et al.

Best Discipleship Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some discipleship books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

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.

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