- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: FaithWalk Publishing; Revised ed. edition (April 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932902678
- ISBN-13: 978-1932902679
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #387,984 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Disciple Making Church: From Dry Bones to Spiritual Vitality Revised ed. Edition
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This is an excellent resource for pastors and congregations seeking to reclaim formation and discipleship as central to their life and purpose. --The Christian Century magazine, October 2005
About the Author
Glenn McDonald is senior pastor of Zionsville Presbyterian Church in suburbanIndianapolis, a congregation he helped organize in 1983. The church was named one of the 300 Excellent Protestant Congregations in America in a recent Lilly Endowment funded study. He is co-author with Ben C. Johnson of Imagining a Church in the Spirit and a consultant on church growth for the Presbyterian Church (USA). He holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois.
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The first chapter deals directly with the state of many churches today, trying to live by the ABC's (attendance, buidings, and cash) and quickly points out how this is out of line with scripture. The next 14 chapters deal with being a disciple and how to disciple others. As pointed out in other reviews, the information provided in this book would make an excellent sermon series, however, don't miss other uses for this text - this book is excellent for a small group and/or individuals to use in their study of the Word of God. More important - the scriptures referenced in the book are important for the spiritual growth of any believer!
Luther said it well: we must never let life dominate over doctrine, for the life of a Christian can never produce proper, true doctrine. However, in the opposite scenario, true doctrine can produce proper life. McDonald offers forth the counter position.
This is not to belittle his desire to make disciples, but begs the question: law or gospel. For this Lutheran, he confuses the two. Nor to belittle his suggestions which at times are beneficial for the life of disciple making, but again read lack of emphasis on means of grace, Word and Sacraments being the power of God to fuel this. Much as I enjoyed his stories to illustrate his point, much rather here reasoning from God's Word. That is why I read classic in our circles which illustrates my theology all this: "Follow Me:Discipleship According to Saint Matthew" by Martin Franzmann. You'll be blessed to find this out-of-print gem and read its gleanings from the First Gospel.
I appreciated very much his conclusion that disciple making is not program oriented, nor set of principles to be duplicated from congregation to congregation.