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The Master Plan of Discipleship Mass Market Paperback – December 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell; 1st edition (December 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800786556
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800786557
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #631,457 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Profoundly biblical and wonderfully practical." -- Paul Cedar, president, Mission America

"Provides the biblical blueprint for an aggressive global strategy." -- Jim Gaslow, senior pastor, Skyline Wesleyan Church

About the Author

Robert E. Coleman is Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also served as dean of the Billy Graham International Schools of Evangelism as well as director of the Billy Graham Center Institute of Evangelism at Wheaton College.

More About the Author

Robert E. Coleman is Distinguished Professor of Evangelism and Discipleship at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also served as dean of the Billy Graham International Schools of Evangelism as well as director of the Billy Graham Center Institute of Evangelism at Wheaton College.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 19, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Get a copy of this book and write down all the chapter subtitles. If you live out the intentions they address you will master biblical discipleship and leadership. As it happens, Coleman outlines the differences between motivating teams, coaching, mentoring, and discipling - though he never seems to mention it.

This book follows The Master Plan of Evangelism in attempting something profoundly readable and practical. That it is not quite as successful is unfortunate, because the "doing" and "being" of leadership longs for something just so profound.
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12 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Joshua M. Clark on June 25, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book offered a helpful explanation of what true discipleship is, gleaning heavily from the Biblical account of the apostles from the book of Acts. Practical tips are interweaved with Scriptural theory for a useful book.

Mr. Coleman's style throughout, however, is frequently rather tedious and difficult to read. It lacks enthusiasm for the task of discipleship, and its dry, intellectual style does not immediately motivate you to go out and disciple the nations. This is not necessarily a bad thing - it's just not what I expected from a book marketing itself toward ordinary lay people. I find it curious that it's become a bestseller.

I also had some fairly significant theological problems with certain portions of the book, but I know it's not supposed to be some major treatise. Just be careful when reading.

Bottom Line: good material on discipleship, but nothing that will wow you with verbal fireworks or flawless theology. Read it if you must. And even then, only once.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Rhonda Whitney on April 27, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
A tiny but powerful insight into God's plan to win the world in one generation. This is a very consisely written scriptural commentary on God's plan for evangelism. A call to complete committment for every "christian" to be a disciple. An equalizing of the work of evangelism to every christian, not just the clergy. Every Christian must be committed to the scriptural teaching of disciplship....each one teaching one.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By carlita on September 3, 2011
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This is a required text for a course on Discipleship at Passion Leadership College here in ABQ, NM. I highlight in yellow when I agree. You should see the finished product of this book. I have a ton of yellow! I was so inspired by the information, statistics I hadn't heard before plus an overview of the Book of Acts. It all made so much sense to me. I want all my friends who want to learn the Master's (Jesus) plan to get this book. (only 156 pages but packed!)
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Soghmonian on July 6, 2009
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The experience was wonderful!! Item rec'd just as written in review of the book. Very satisfied!!

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