Discipleship books are the ones that help you reach Jesus Christ. These books help you learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ and help you grow in spirituality. They are the spiritual resources of Christ that help you follow the stages of discipleship, which include come level, grow level, disciple level, and multiplying level. Discipleship is something that we need to have in ourselves, especially as new Christians. While learning about discipleship, one will get to know about the 7 D’s of discipleship, which are:
Dwelling in the word and
Dependence on the Holy Spirit
A true and real disciple is the one who sincerely learns everything and applies what has been learned. The goals of discipleship are to believe the doctrine of Christ, to rest on the sacrifices made by Christ, to imbibe the spirit of Jesus, and to imitate his examples. Jesus always wanted everyone to learn about spirituality as well as discipling others, as he has always focused on discipleship, so here follows a list of some outstanding books on this interesting topic: discipleship.
Written by Jim Putman, Real Life Discipleship is an amazing book that predates DiscipleShift, i.e., how God multiplied his church in Utah to over seven thousand congregants through discipleship groups. While reading this book, you will have to pay a great deal of attention to diagnose the different stages of growth in believers, like the spiritually dead, the spiritual child, the spiritual young child, the spiritual infant, or the spiritual parent.
2. The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims
Written by Rebecca McLaughlin, The Secular Creed is one of the most appropriate books for those who are in their twenties and are currently struggling with their secular creed. After reading this book, you will learn many things, including that black lives matter, love is love, transgender women are women, gay rights are civil rights, and women’s rights are human rights. In this book, McLaughlin has shown us that Christianity is the original source for true diversity, equality, and love.
3. EMOTIONALLY HEALTHY DISCIPLESHIP: MOVING FROM SHALLOW CHRISTIANITY TO DEEP TRANSFORMATION
Written by Pete Scazzero, Emotionally Healthy Discipleship is one of his latest books that attracts readers, as in this book he has described to the church leaders how they could help people grow emotionally so that it integrates with spiritual growth. From this book, you will learn that when emotions are neglected, many people do not grow despite their knowledge and rigorous efforts focused on growth.
Written by Jonathan Dodson, Gospel-Centred is the book that labels the Gospel Commission, which we all know is the solemn charge of Matthew 28:18–20. In this beautiful book, the author has highlighted the three aspects of the Gospel Commission, i.e., go, baptise, and teach, where go refers to the missionary aspect of calling, baptism refers to the family aspect of being a disciple, and teach refers to the rational aspect where every believer needs to teach everyone else about Jesus.
5. THE INTENTIONAL FATHER: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO RAISING SONS OF COURAGE AND CHARACTER
Written by John Tyson, The Intentional Father is a guide where a loving father raises sons of courage and character. This book must be read by everyone, especially the father of the church, so that they can follow whatever is taught here. It is an outstanding book about how fathers are to disciple their sons and why practical steps help them raise sons of consequence, which means a young man who knows what he believes and who they are, does not accept any false things, and stands against negative trends.
6. THE REVOLUTIONARY DISCIPLE: WALKING HUMBLY WITH JESUS IN EVERY AREA OF LIFE
Written by Jim Puthman and Chad Harrington, The Revolutionary Disciple is an outstanding book in which the author addresses our moment in North America. Through the five spheres of discipleship, the walk readers unveil their four core practises of humility. Along with all this, this amazing book also uncovers the path to ultimate peace for Christians.
7. SURVIVING RELIGION 101: LETTERS TO A CHRISTIAN STUDENT ON KEEPING THE FAITH IN COLLEGE
Written by Michael J. Kruger, Surviving Religion 101 is the best book on discipling minds, as here the author has shared a focus on a topic as a reaction to being ambushed when he took a class under the antagonistic Biblical scholar who delights in de-converting evangelicalism. I suggest everyone read this book at least once in their lifetime.
8. LIVE NO LIES: RECOGNISE AND RESIST THE THREE ENEMIES THAT SABOTAGE YOUR PEACE
Written by John Mark Comer, Live No Lies is one of those books that you cannot leave in between, as it is the best primer on the spiritual issues in disciple-making. The most amazing part of the book is that section where the work of Satan is mentioned, and he has also pointed out that we don’t only tell lies; we live them. Live No Lies is a superb book about being a disciple and spiritual formation, and you must read it once.
9. CONFRONTING INJUSTICE WITHOUT COMPROMISING TRUTH: 12 QUESTIONS CHRISTIANS SHOULD ASK ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE
Written by Thaddeus J. Willians, Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth is a perfect book for a Christian as it is concerned with oppression, racism, injustice, and many other moral ills. Here, it has been shown that social ideologies are the ones that always offer solutions to age-old problems that seem like temporary fixes, but only the Christian worldview can provide you with a robust and satisfying action plan for them.
10. REAL LIFE THEOLOGY: FUEL FOR EFFECTIVE AND FAITHFUL DISCIPLE MAKING
Written by Richard A. Knopp and Daniel McCoy, Real Life Theology is a book based on the dictum: “The Jesus we preach, the gospel we uphold, and the faith we coach are the factors that determine the disciple we get. Basically, this book is a collection of thirteen short books by sixteen church leaders designed for elders in churches. It is an amazing theology for disciple-making where the author has tried his best to sustain a prolonged disciple-making focus.
Written by Robert Coleman, the master plan for evangelism is like a perfect resource guide for individuals through the curriculum in the context of a group. The author has written this book assuming that cognitive learning always leads to behavioural modification; hence, he has pinpointed eight principles that Jesus implemented when discipling these twelve, which include selection, association, consecration, impartation, demonstration, delegation, supervision, and reproduction.
12. THE WELL-WATERED WOMAN: ROOTED IN TRUTH, GROWING IN GRACE, FLOURISHING IN FAITH
Written by Gretchen Saffles, The Well-Watered Woman” has skyrocketed to a high level of popularity among women. After reading this book, you’ll get to know that yes, this book is as outstanding for the needs of fathers and sons as Tyson’s book. Here the author has addressed the posture of a disciple’s identity in Christ—the unique needs of women—and has well described what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and unable to flourish, but how a woman finds a way.
Written by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine is the biblical framework, and it is something that many resources fail to address in order to make disciples. This amazing book begins by identifying the eleven shifts that are mandatory for discipleship to happen, and then it goes deeper than small groups as well as deeper than preaching. For a leadership team, this book could prove to be an ideal one.
14. THE WISDOM PYRAMID: FEEDING YOUR SOUL IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD
Written by Brett McCraken, The Wisdom Pyramid is the book that was the Gospel’s book of the year in the area of Christian living. You must read this book once because it shows a framework for how to disciple the minds of Christians in today’s post-truth world. Here, the author has used the Wisdom Pyramid, which is inspired by the Food Model Pyramid and could help in consuming a balanced and healthy diet. In simpler words, the wisdom pyramid challenges you to increase your intake of enduring sources while moderating the consumption of less reliable sources.
15. Personal Discipline Making
Written c, Personal Disciple Making is one of the most formative books in developing the theology of discipleship. Adsit is the one who has served with Campus Crusade for years, and as an additional work, he has addressed the fundamentals of discipleship and outlined the training objectives that are geared towards teaching so you must read this amazing book.
16. Transformational Discipline: How People Really Grow
Written by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley, and Philip Nation, Transformational Discipleship is a captivating book that was written by means of empirical research in which the author has clearly identified why and how people grow in their walk with Jesus Christ. In this, it is clearly mentioned that through the convergence of truth, posture, and leadership, i.e., the transformational sweet spot, a person would surely experience transformational growth.
Sourabh Sharma is a hobbyist book reader, Entrepreneur, and a literature student at Delhi University. A blog writer by day and a book reader by night, he is oathed to discuss himself in a third person but can be persuaded to do so from time to time.