Discipleship Bibliography and Resources

The making of disciples is a team sport.  We need the input and wisdom of those who have gone before and those who will come after, especially when it comes to books and training manuals on discipleship.  

There have not been a tremendous amount of books written on the topic of discipleship as compared with other aspects of Christianity.  I have included a partial list of books on discipleship primarily written from a western perspective. I would encourage you to send recommendations of suggested books to ernie.frey@sim.org and would also encourage the publication of African books on discipleship. 



Highly Recommended

Raising Agents of Transformation:  Discipleship, Disciples, and Disciple-Making by Gbile Akani.  

Rediscovering Discipleship:  Making Jesus’ Final Words our First Work by Robby Gallaty.    

The Disciple-Making Pastor:  Leading Other’s on the Journey of Faith by Bill Hull.  

Called to Awaken the Laity by John Oak. 

The Challenge and Practice of Transformational Discipleship by Dr. U. Obed.   

Discipleshift:  Five Steps that Help Your Church to Make Disciples who Make Disciples by Jim Putnam. 

Complete Bibliography

Addison, Steve.  What Jesus Started:  Joining the Movement Changing the World.  2012, 255 pp. 

Akani, Gbile.  Raising Agents of Transformation:  Discipleship, Disciples, and Disciple-
 2013, 364 pp. 

Breen, Mike.  Family on Mission:  Small Group Discussion Guide.  2014, 49 pp. 

Chan, Francis.  Multiply:  Disciples Making Disciples.  2012, 333 pp. 
Coleman, Robert E. The Master Plan of Evangelism.  1993 revised ed., 151 pp. 

Devenish, David.  Fathering Leaders, Motivating Mission:  Restoring the Role of the Apostle
              in Today’s Church.
 2011, 338 pp.  

Dodson, Jonathan K. Gospel Centered Discipleship.  2012, 173 pp. 

Earley, Dave and Rod Dempsey.  Disciple Making is. . . How to Live the Great Commission
              with Passion and Confidence.
 2013, 298 pp. 
Eims, Leroy.  The Lost Art of Discipleship. 1978, 188 pp. 

Gallaty, Robby.  Growing Up:  How to be a Disciple who Makes Disciples.  2013, 217 pp. 

               Rediscovering Discipleship:  Making Jesus’ Final Words our First Work.  2015, 238 pp. 

Garrison, David.  Church Planting Movements:  How God is Redeeming a Lost World. 2004, 

Hull, Bill.  The Disciple-Making Church:  Leading a Body of Believer’s on a Journey of
.  2010, updated ed., 267 pp.   

               The Disciple-Making Pastor: Leading Others on the Journey of Faith. 2007,
               revised ed., 315pp.

Ilechukwu, Cosmas.  Mentoring for Legacy:  Ten Leadership Lessons Paul Taught Timothy. 
                2015, 112 pp.     

Marshall, Colin and Tony Payne.  The Trellis and the Vine:  The Ministry Mind-Shift that
                Changes Everything.
 2009, 196 pp. 

McNabb, Bob.  Spiritual Multiplication in the Real World:  Why some disciple-makers
                Reproduce when others fail
.  2013, 293 pp. 

Morton, Scott.  Down to Earth Discipling:  Essential Principles to Guide Your Personal
 2003, 157 pp.  

Murrell, Steve.  Wiki Church:  Making Discipleship Engaging, Empowering, & Viral.  2011, 215 pp.   

Oak, John H.  Called to Awaken the Laity.  2006 revised ed., 319 pp. 

Obed, Dr. U. The Challenge and Practice of Transformational Discipleship.  2012, 206 pp. 

Ogden, Greg.  Transforming Discipleship:  Making Disciples a Few at a Time.  2003, 209 pp.  

Pope, Randy.  Insourcing:  Bringing Discipleship Back to the Local Church. 2013, 214pp. 

Platt, David.  Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream. 2010, 230 pp. 

                Radical Together: Unleashing the People of God for the Purpose of God. 2011, 165 pp.

                Follow Me:  A Call to Die, A Call to Live.  2013, 244 pp. 

Putnam, Jim. Real-Life Discipleship:  Building Churches that Make Disciples.  2010, 230 pp. 

Putnam, Jim and Bobby Harrington.  Discipleshift:  Five Steps that Help Your Church to
                Make Disciples who Make Disciples.
 2013, 239pp. 

Rosenberg, Joel C. and Dr. T.E. Koshy.  The Invested Life:  Making Disciples of All Nations
                One Person at a Time.
 2012, 278 pp.

Smith, Brandon D. editor.  Make, Mature, Multiply:  Becoming Fully-Formed Disciples of
 2014, 239 pp. 

Smith, Steve and Ying Kai.  T4T:  A Discipleship Revolution.  2011, 349 pp. 

Stetzer, Ed and Eric Geiger.  Transformational Groups:  Creating a New Scorecard for
 2014, 210 pp. 

Trousdale, Jerry.  Miraculous Movements:  How Hundreds of Millions of Muslims are
                Falling inLove with Jesus.
2012, 208 pp. 

Discipleship Training Manuals

Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church.  Pillar One:  Establishing a Firm Foundation for Ministry.  2013, 190 pp. 

Frey, Ernie and Anne.  Ten D’s for Family Discipleship.  2015. 

International Leadership Institute.  Christian to the Core:  8 Core Values for Christian
2005 revised ed., 96 pp.  

Putnam, Jim, Avery Willis, Brandon Guindon, and Bill Krause.  Real-Life Discipleship
               Training Manual:  Equipping Disciples who Make Disciples.
 2010, 235 pp.  

Wadge, Judy and Bob and Hope Carter. Discipleship. Christian Education Dept., Evangelical Church in Zambia. 2012. 72 pp. plus
               10 discipleship lessons.