Book Recommendations & Bibliography

Recommendations & Bibliography

Book Recommendations:

  1. Allan Coppedge, The Biblical Principles of Discipleship, Zondervan Publishing House, 1989.
  2. Judy Streeter, Disciplemaking, Booktango Publisher, 2012.
  3. Dr. Robert E. Coleman, The Heart of the Gospel, Baker Books Publisher, 2011.
  4. Dr. Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism, Baker Publishing Group, 1993.
  5. Roberta Hestenes, Using the Bible in Groups, Westminster John Knox Press, 1985.
  6. Greg Ogden, Transforming Discipleship, IVP Books, 2007.
  7. Barna Group, The State of Discipleship, NavPress Publishing Group, 2015.
  8. Joel C. Rosenberg and Dr. T. E. Koshy, The Invested Life, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2012.
  9. Bobby Harrington and Josh Patrick, The Disciple Maker’s Handbook, Zondervan Publishers, 2017.
  10. Michael Wilkins, Following the Master, Zondervan Publishers, 1992.


  • Adams, Jay E., Competent to Counsel, Zondervan Publisher, 1986.
  • Adsit, Christoper B., Personal Disciple Making, Integrated Resources Publisher, 1996. Alcorn, Randy, Heaven, Tyndale House Publishers, 2004.
  • Armacost, Ben, Bridge to the Beautiful City, WestBow Press, 2014.
  • Armstrong, Wally, Practicing the Presence of Jesus, Summerside Press, 2012.
  • Arthur, Kay and David Arthur, How to Study Your Bible, Harvest House Publishers, 2014.
  • Bailey, Boyd, Learning to Lead Like Jesus, Harvest House Publishers, 2018.
  • Barna, George, Growing True Disciples, WaterBrook Press, 2001.
  • Barna, George, Translating the Great Commission, Barna Report produced in partnership with Seed Company.
  • Barna Group, The State of Discipleship, NavPress Publishing Group, 2015. Barrs, Jerram, The Heart of Prayer, P & R Publishing, 2008.
  • Barton, Ruth Haley, Sacred Rhythms, IVP Books, 2006.
  • Being Jesus’ Disciple, Rose Publishing, Inc., 2011.
  • Berkhof, Louis, Systematic Theology, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2014.
  • Biehl, Bobb, Asking Profound Questions, Masterplanning Group International Publisher, 1996.
  • Blanchard, Ken and Phil Hodges, Lead Like Jesus, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2008.
  • Blue, Ron and Jodie Berndt, Generous Living: Finding Contentment through Giving, Zondervan Publishers, 1997.
  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich, The Cost of Discipleship, Touchstone Publisher, 1995. Bounds, E. M., The Complete Works of E. M. Bounds on Prayer, Baker Books, 2004. Bounds, E. M., Power Through Prayer, Trinity Press, 2012.
  • Bright, Bill, 5 Steps to Christian Growth, New Life Publications, 1994.
  • Bright, Bill, A Handbook for Christian Maturity, New Life Publications, 2002. Bruce, A. B. and Dr. John Musselman, The Training of the Twelve, Volumes I-4, The Jackson Institute, 1996.
  • Buckner, Richard E., 30 Days with Wesley: A Prayer Book, Beacon Hill Press, 2012.
  • Bunyan, John, Pilgrim’s Progress, Aneko Press, 2015.
  • Busa, Gigi, Ruth Fobes, Diane Manchester, Friends on the Journey, NavPress Publishers, 2010.
  • Calvin, John, Golden Book of the True Christian Life, Baker Books, 1952.
  • Chan, Francis, Letters to the Church, David C. Cook Publisher, 2018.
  • Coleman, Dr. Robert E., The Heart of the Gospel, Baker Books Publisher, 2011.
  • Coleman, Dr. Robert E., The Master Plan of Evangelism, Baker Publishing Group, 1993.
  • Collins, Travis, Fresh Expressions of Church, Seedbed Publishing, 2015.
  • Coppedge, Allan, The Biblical Principles of Discipleship, Zondervan Publishing House, 1989.
  • Cottrell, David, Leadership…Biblically Speaking, CornerStone, 1998.
  • Covey, Stephen R., The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, Simon & Schuster Publisher, 2013.
  • Crabb, Dr. Larry, Inside Out, NavPress, 2013.
  • Crabb, Dr. Larry, Becoming a True Spiritual Community: A Profound Vision of What the Church Can Be, 2007.
  • Crabb, Dr. Larry, Real Church: Does it Exist? Can I Find it? 2009.
  • Craig, William Lane, On Guard, David C. Cook Publisher, 2010.
  • Cron, Ian Morgan, Chasing Francis, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2013.
  • Crown Financial Ministries, Crown Biblical Financial Study, 10 week study, Crown Financial Ministry Publishers, 2007.
  • Devries, John, Why Pray, Mission India, 2005.
  • Dickerson, John S., The Great Evangelical Recession, Baker Books, 2013.
  • Dillon, Ph.D., R. Mark, Giving & Getting in the Kingdom, Moody Publishers, 2012. Duvall, J. Scott and J. Daniel Hays, Grasping God’s Word, Zondervan Publishers, 2012.
  • Etheredge, Craig, Reach Your World, DiscipleFirst.
  • Evans, Dr. Louis H. Jr., Covenant to Care, Victor Books, 1982.
  • Foster, Richard, Celebration of a Discipline, Harper San Francisco Publisher, 1998.
  • Friedeman, Matt, Editor, Discipleship: Essays in Honor of Dr. Allan Coppedge, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.
  • Gallaty, Robby, Bearing Fruit, B & H Books Publisher, 2017. Gallaty, Robby, Firmly Planted, B&H Publishing Group, 2015.
  • Gallaty, Robby and Kandi Gallaty, Foundations: 260 Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers, LifeWay Press, 2015.
  • Gallaty, Robby, Growing Up, B&H Publishing Group, 2013.
  • Gallaty, Robby and Kandi, Foundations New Testament: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy
    Believers, Lifeway Church Resources, 2018.
  • Gallaty, Robby, Marcs of a Disciple, Replicate Resources Publishers, 2016.
  • Gallaty, Robby, Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work, Zondervan Publisher, 2015.
  • George, Bob, Classic Christianity, Harvest House Publishers, 1989. Gillham, Bill, Lifetime Guarantee, Harvest House Publishers, 2012.
  • Gooding, David W. and John C. Lennox, The Definition of Christianity, Myrtlefield House Publisher, 2014.
  • Gooding, David W. and John C. Lennox, Key Biblical Concepts, Myrtlefield House Publisher, 2013.
  • Graham, Billy, The Holy Spirit, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2000.
  • Grudem, Wayne, Bible Doctrine, Zondervan Publishers, 1999.
  • Grudem, Wayne A., Christian Beliefs, Zondervan Publishers, 2005.
  • Guinness, Os, The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2003.
  • Hamilton, Adam, Speaking Well, Abingdon Press, 2015. 3
  • Harrington, Bobby and Josh Patrick, The Disciple Maker’s Handbook, Zondervan Publishers, 2017.
  • Hestenes, Roberta, Using the Bible in Groups, Westminster John Knox Press, 1985.
  • Hill, Dwight, “Facts of the Matter,” weekly letters,, 2000-2015.
  • Hodge, Charles, Systematic Theology, P & R Publishing, 1997.
  • Hull, Bill, The Disciple-Making Church, Baker Books, 2010.
  • Hummel, Charles E., Freedom from Tyranny of the Urgent, IVP Books Publisher, 1997.
  • Hummel, Charles E., Tyranny of the Urgent (booklet), IVP Books Publisher, 1994.
  • Hunter, James C., The Servant, Prima Publishers, 1998.
  • Hybels, Bill, Holy Discontent, Zondervan Publishers, 2007.
  • Ingram, Chip R., The Genius of Generosity, iDisciple Publisher, 2019.
  • Ingram, Chip R. and Howard G. Hendricks, Holy Ambition, Moody Publishers, 2010.
  • Ingram, Chip R., Living on the Edge – R12 True Spirituality, Howard Books, 2013.
  • Ingram, Chip R. The Holiness of God, Baker Publishing Group, 2004 (booklet).Ingram, Chip R., The Miracle of Life Change, Moody Publishers, 2004.
    Ingram, Chip R., The Real God, Baker Books, 2016.
  • Ingram, Chip R., Why I Believe Study Guide, Living on the Edge Publisher, 2011.Ingram, Chip R., Your Divine Design Study Guide, Living on the Edge Publisher, 2011.
    Jensen, Jerri Ann and Jonathan Chen, Philippians Inductive Bible Study Guide,, The Navigators.
  • Job, Reuben, Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living, Abingdon Press, 2007. Johnson, Dr. David and Dr. Charles Lake, Running the Race, Growth Ministries, 2004. Jones, Ray and Dino Senesi, Will You Worship, Xulon Press, 2011.
  • Keller, Timothy, Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, Penguin Group Publishers, 2010.
  • Kolby Corp. Assessment, website: Kouzes, Jim, and Barry Posner, A Leader’s Legacy, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2006.
  • Lake, Dr. Charles C., Discipleship for Couples, Growth Ministries, 2004.
  • Lake, Dr. Charles C., Discipleship for Parents, Growth Ministries, 2007.Lake, Dr. Charles C., Discipleship Training, Growth Ministries, 1992.
  • Lake, Dr. Charles C., Doing What Comes Unnaturally, Growth Ministries.
  • Lake, Dr. Charles C., Growth Tools: Instruments God Uses to Grow Us, Growth Ministries.
  • Lake, Dr. Charles C. and Matthew I. Ayars, Holy Is a Four Letter Word, Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2016.Lake, Dr. Charles C., The Holy Spirit: His Person and Work, Growth Ministries. Lake, Dr. Charles C., Worship Is, Westbow Press, 2010.
  • Lake, Vicki, Restored in the Ruins, Victor Books, 1992.
  • Lennox, John C., Seven Days that Divide the World, Zondervan Publishers, 2011. Lewis, C. S., Mere Christianity, Harper Publishing, 2009.
  • Littauer, Marita and Florence, Wired That Way, Revell Publishers, 2006.
  • Luther, Martin, The Small Catechism (1529), Lutheran Publishing, 1853.
  • Lyons, Rebekah, Freefall to Fly, Tyndale House Publishers, 2013.
    MacArthur, John, Twelve Ordinary Men, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2006. MacArthur, John, Twelve Ordinary Men Workbook, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2003. Macchia, Stephen A., Crafting a Rule of Life, IVP Books, 2012.
  • MacDonald, Gordon, Ordering Your Private World, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2007.
  • Mackenzie, Alec, The Time Trap: The Classic Book on Time Management, AMACOM Publisher, 2009.
  • Martin, R. Brad and Shane Stanford, Five Stones: Conquering Your Giants, Abingdon Press, 2013.
  • Maxwell, John C., Partners in Prayer, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 1996.
  • McDermott, Gerald R. The Great Theologians, IVP Academic Publisher, 2010.
  • McGee, Robert S., The Search for Significance, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2003.
  • Miller, Paul E., Love Walked Among Us, NavPress, 2014.
  • Miller, Paul E., Servant of God’s Servants, Herald Press, 1964.
  • Morley, Patrick, The Man in the Mirror: Solving the 24 Problems Men Face, Zondervan Publishers, 1997.
  • Morley, Patrick, David Delk, and Brett Clemmer, No Man Left Behind, Moody Publishers, 2006. Munger, Robert Boyd, My Heart – Christ’s Home, InterVarsity Press, 1986.
  • Murray, Andrew, Humility: The Beauty of Holiness, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 2014.
  • Musselman, Dr. John L., Classic Discipleship, study available through The Jackson Institute web site:
  • Musselman, Dr. John L., The Holy Spirit and His Gifts, study available through The Jackson Institute web site:
  • Musselman, Dr. John L., Man’s Chief End – God’s Glory, available through The Jackson Institute web site:
  • Musselman, Dr. John L. and Joseph McRae Mellichamp, The Training of the Twelve, Thousand Fields Publishing, 2013. Names of God, Rose Publishing, Inc., pamphlet, 2003. The Navigators, How to Study the Bible,, 2006.
  • Nouwen, Henri J. M., The Inner Voice of Love, Image Book published by Doubleday, 1998. Nouwen, Henri J. M., The Wounded Healer, Image Books Publisher, 1979.
  • Ogden, Greg, Discipleship Essentials, IVP Connect, InterVarsity Press, 1988.
  • Ogden, Greg, The Essential Commandment, IVP Connect, 2011.
  • Ogden, Greg, Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple, IVP Connect, 2016. Ogden, Greg, Transforming Discipleship, IVP Books, 2007.
  • Palmer, Phoebe, The Way of Holiness, Forgotten Books, 2012.
  • Payne, Dr. Karl, Spiritual Warfare, WND Books Publisher, 2011.
  • Payne, Dr. Karl, Transferrable Cross Training, 3 Booklets, TCT Ministries, 2004.\
  • Peterson, Eugene H., A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, IVP Books Publisher, 2000.]
  • Phillips, Keith, The Making of a Disciple, World Impact Press, 1981.
  • Piper, John, John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God, Crossway Books Publishers, 2009.
  • P.L.A.C.E. Online Assessment, PLACE Ministries, available through their web site:
  • Platt, David, Follow Me, Tyndale House Publisher, 2013.
  • Pope, Randy, The Answer, Life-on-Life Resources, Perimeter Church, 2005.
  • Pope, Randy, The Journey, Pastor of Perimeter Church, web site:
  • Pope, Randy, Life Issues, 4 Booklets, Life-on-Life Resources, 2007.]
  • Pope, Randy, Next Steps, Life-on-Life Resources, 2009.
  • Precept Ministries, A Guide to Inductive Bible Study,
  • Putman, Jim, and Bobby Harrington, Disciple Shift, Zondervan Publishers, 2013.
  • Putman, Jim, Avery T. Willis, Jr., Brandon Guindon, and Bill Krause, Real-Life Discipleship Training Manual, NavPress, 2010.
  • Rackham, Neil, The Coaching Controversy, Training and Development Journal, 1979. Ramsey, Dave, Financial Peace University, Viking Adult Publishers, 2002.
  • Right Path Resources, website:
  • Rose Book of Bible Charts, Maps, & Timelines, Rose Publishing, 2015.
  • Rognlien, Bob, A Jesus Shaped Life, 3DM Publishing, 2016.\
  • Rognlien, Bob, Empowering Missional Disciples, 3DM Publishing, 2016.
  • Rosenberg, Joel C. and Dr. T. E. Koshy, The Invested Life, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2012.
  • Sanders, J. Oswald, Spiritual Leadership, Moody Press Publishers, 1967.
  • Sanders, Vollie B., Gigi Busa, Ruth Fobes, Bridges on the Journey, NavPress Publishers, 2010.
  • Sanders, Vollie B., Gigi Busa, Ruth Fobes, Crossroads on the Journey, NavPress Publishers, 2010.
  • Schaeffer, Francis A., The God Who Is There, InterVarsity Press, 1998. Schaeffer, Francis A., The Mark of the Christian, InterVarsity Press, 1970. Schaeffer, Francis A.,
  • True Spirituality, Tyndale House Publisher, 1971. Shadrach, Steve, The God Ask, CMM Press, 2013.
  • Sire, James W., Discipleship of the Mind, IVP Books Publisher, 1990.
  • Snyder, Howard A., The Radical Wesley, Seedbed Publishing, 2014.
  • Spader, Dann, 4 Chair Discipling, Moody Publishers, 2014.
  • Speed, James O., The Apostles’ Creed: Fresh Water from an Ancient Spring, Cherokee Publishing Company, 1988.
  • Sproul, R. C., Essentials of the Christian Faith, Tyndale House Publishers, 1998. Stott, John, Basic Christianity, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008.
  • Streeter, Judy, Disciplemaking, Booktango Publisher, 2012.
  • Stroebel, Lee, The Case for Christ, Zondervan Publisher, 2013.
  • Stump, Jim, The Power of One-On-One, Baker Books, 2014.
  • Sullivan, Dan, How the Best Get Better, The Strategic Coach Publisher, 1996. Sullivan, Dan, The Time Breakthrough, The Strategic Coach Publisher, 2006. Swindoll,
  • Charles R. Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, Thomas Nelson Publisher, 2009.
  • Tennent, Timothy C., This We Believe! Asbury Theological Seminary Publishers, 2011.
  • Townsend, William Cameron, Uncle Cam: The Story of William Cameron Townsend, Founder of the Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics, Wycliffe Bible Translators Publishing, 1984.
  • Tozer, A. W., The Knowledge of the Holy, HarperOne Publishers, 2009.
  • Tozer, A. W., The Pursuit of God, WLC Publisher, 2009.
  • Tripp, Paul David, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands, P & R Publishing, 2002.
  • Trotman, Dawson, Born to Reproduce, NavPress Publishing, 1981.\
  • Trotman, Dawson, DAWS: The Story of Dawson Trotman, Founder of the Navigators, Zondervan Publishers, 1974.
  • Trotman, Dawson, The Need of the Hour, pamphlet, NavPress Publishing, 1976. Twombly, Gerald H., Certified Development Professional: First Year Training Manual, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011.
  • Twombly, Gerald H., Funding Your Vision, Bmh Books Publisher, 2000.
  • Vaughn, Ellen, Time Peace, Zondervan Publishing, 2009.
  • Watson, Kevin M., A Blueprint for Discipleship, Discipleship Resources Publisher, 2009.
  • Watson, Thomas, Man’s Chief End, God’s Glory, 17th century booklet edited by John Musselman, The Jackson Institute, web site:
  • Weatherhead, Leslie D., The Transforming Friendship, Abingdon Press, 1990.
  • Wesley, John, The Holy Spirit and Power, Bridge-Logos Publishers, 2003.
  • Wesley, John, How to Pray: The Best of John Wesley on Prayer, Barbour Publishing, 2007. Wesley, John, Wesley’s Revision of The Shorter Catechism, Andesite Press, 2017.
  • Wilkins, Michael, Following the Master, Zondervan Publishers, 1992.
  • Willard, Dallas, The Allure of Gentleness, HarperOne Publisher, 2015.
  • Willard, Dallas, The Divine Conspiracy, Harper Collins, 2001.
  • Willard, Dallas, Renovation of the Heart, NavPress, 2012.
  • Willard, Dallas, The Spirit of the Disciplines, HarperOne Publisher, 1999.
  • Williams, William, The Experience Meeting, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2003.
  • Wilson, Carl W., With Christ in the School of Disciple Building, Andragathia Inc. Ministries Publisher, 2012.
  • Yancy, Philip, Vanishing Grace, Zondervan Publishing, 2014. Young, Sarah, Jesus Calling, Thomas Nelson, Inc. Publisher, 2004.
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