Rose Publishing just hit another home run in my book. Often, we are asking how do we make disciples like we have been commanded in Scriptures. It’s not that we don’t know we have been told to make disciples, but often, we aren’t sure how to do it. Rose Publishing has created this guide-book in a way that helps people with a structured study approach that walks through 30 different topics related to discipleship with each topic culminating to Life Application points to be able to see how you can apply what you learn from each topic. This is based on of a PDF version of their Rose Guide to Discipleship that I received from Rose Publishing for the purposes of doing this review. Since this is a PDF that I’m reviewing, unfortunately, I cannot give an honest review of the quality of the printing and binding of this item. So, this review will be based off of the digital content only – which is very nice to say the least. Excellent book!
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Rose Publishing has hit a home run with this one. We have been commanded to make disciples, but the question most of us have is simply “how do we do that?”. How do you equip people to be able to make disciples? Well, Rose Publishing came up with a guide-book that breaks it down into 30 easy to understand topics that will really help people on their path of discipleship, whether for yourself or especially leading others through becoming a disciple and then making disciples of others. This book would be an excellent resource for churches that want to develop a discipleship class or a small group to teach people about discipleship and see their lives transformed. Each of the 30 topics ends with some really good Life Application points that can be used. At the end of the book, there are some wonderful ideas on how to set this up in a group environment and how to lead that group through the resource. This really is an excellent resource that is highly recommended. As an added bonus that in my mind shows how much Rose Publishing is wanting to reach people for the Gospel, they are allowing you to make copies of any page (per their website) for handouts for your group that you are using this book for. I am very impressed to say the least. I received an electronic copy of this book from Rose Publishing in exchange for my honest review.
DESCRIPTION OF THIS BOOK
Type of Book: Christian Ministry/Discipleship
Publisher: Rose Publishing
Publication Date: December 1, 2016
ISBN-13 of Book Reviewed: 978-1628623581
Price: At the time of writing this review, the cheapest place to get this book is at Christianbook.com. They have it for $17.99– suggested retail from the publisher is $29.99. Please note that these prices do not include any potential shipping charges.
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|Rose Guide to Discipleship
By Rose PublishingHow can you help believers become more Christlike? How do you facilitate spiritual growth in others? Featuring simple summaries, charts, illustrations, practical applications, and discussion questions, the Rose Guide to Discipleship is an ideal reproducible guide for pastors and ministry leaders. It includes 30 ready-to-use lessons for discipling new Christians on the topics of salvation, forgiveness, prayer, trusting God, studying the Bible, and more.
Format: Hardcover (my review is the electronic version however)
Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.9 x 11.1 inches
Weight: 2.8 pounds
This book was written to help people grow in skills in leading people into the discipleship process. This book is similar to what I would call a leader’s guide that would be for a Bible study, small group, or one-on-one sessions. I feel that the book does accomplish this quite effectively.
My Favorite Part:
Rose Publishing has really been impressing me lately. Yes, their material has always been good, however, with their newer material, it seems like they have really engaged some seriously excellent design. The last 4 or 5 projects that I have reviewed from Rose Publishing has really had a nice, modern design feel. They are really on the right path now with these changes and it really gives their material even more credibility than ever. With that said, in this particular book, I really appreciated how they designed this book into a continual flow of topics that really drive home what discipleship is all about. Anyone going through this material will be highly competent in leading others through the discipleship process.
If you are interested at all in learning about discipleship and how to work with others to learn about it, then this book is something that you really need to get. It is very thorough, yet explains it on such an easy-to-understand level. Very well written.
What Is Discipleship
How to Use this Thirty-Topic Discipleship Training Guide
Chapter 1: Believing the Gospel Preface
Topic 1: A Radical Message: The Uniqueness of the Gospel of Jesus
Topic 2: Coming to Faith: How to Begin a Relationship with God
Topic 3: All Things New: Understanding Who You Are in Christ
Topic 4: Assurance of Salvation: Being Sure That You’re Right With God
Chapter 2: Becoming a Disciple
Topic 5: A Disciple Learns: The Bible Guides Us
Topic 6: A Disciple Grows: Becoming More Christ-Like
Topic 7: A Disciple Serves: Reaching Out and Serving Like Jesus
Chapter 3: The Basics That Guide a Disciple
Topic 8: The Bible: Understanding God’s Living and Active Word
Topic 9: God: Thinking Rightly About the Creator
Topic 10: Jesus: The Essential Truth About Christ
Topic 11: The Holy Spirit: Your Indwelling Counselor and Guide
Topic 12: The Church: Realizing Your Need for Community
Chapter 4: Twelve Things That Mark a Disciple (The Fruit of the Spirit and a few more)
Topic 13: Love: The Hallmark of a Follower of Jesus
Topic 14: Joy & Peace: Life as God Meant for It to Be
Topic 15: Patience, Kindness & Goodness: Enjoying Radical Relationships
Topic 16: Faithfulness & Gentleness: Becoming God’s Humble Servant
Topic 17: Self-Control: Keeping It All in Check
Topic 18: Forgiveness: Being a Conduit of God’s Mercy and Grace
Topic 19: Overcoming: The Ongoing Battle with Sin and Temptation
Topic 20: Perseverance: Dealing with Doubts, Trials and Fears
Chapter 5: Ten Spiritual Disciplines That Shape a Disciple
Topic 21: Worship: Bringing God Glory in All You Do
Topic 22: Solitude & Silence: Learning to Quiet Your Soul
Topic 23: Bible Reading & Study: Being Rooted in God’s Truth
Topic 24: Prayer: Communing with God
Topic 25: Discerning God’s Will: Figuring Out What God Wants You to Do
Topic 26: Fasting: Cultivating an Appetite for the Things of God
Topic 27: Giving: Understanding Generosity and Stewardship
Topic 28: Service: Laying Down Your Life for Others
Topic 29: Evangelism: Sharing the Message of Your New Life in Christ
Topic 30: Missions: Embracing God’s Heart for the World
How to Create a Flexible Discipleship Program
Guidelines for Disciplers and Group Leaders
Minding Your Ps and Qs: How to Have Great Discipleship Discussions
What to Expect in a Discipleship Group
Discipleship Snapshot: A Self-Assessment
Discipleship Participant Form
From the publisher’s website: Rose Bible Reference resources help believers to love God by deepening their understanding of who God is. Packed with charts, timelines, and simple summaries, Rose products are designed to make the Bible and its teachings easy to understand. Our prayer is that as readers continue to dive into the Word of God their love for the Lord will deepen as they gain understanding. Rose Publishing is based in Torrance, CA.