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  • I’ve written a decent amount of books, but here are the three I’d recommend most.

Building a Discipling Culture:
How to launch a missional movement
by discipling people like Jesus did

There is a discipleship crisis in the Western church. Many Christians may come to a worship service, join a small group or even tithe, but few have the kind of transformed lives we read about in Scripture. If we made disciples like Jesus made them, we wouldn’t have a problem finding leaders or seeing new people come to faith. Building a Discipling Culture is the product of 25+ years of hands-on discipleship practice — developed in a post-Christian context, tackling how to make the types of missional disciples Jesus spoke of.

Launching Missional Communities: A Field Guide (award winner)
Among church practitioners, “Missional Communities” have become one of
the most discussed tools of the past 20 years. This is a book about where they came from, how they developed and how your community can begin launching and multiplying them to see those who don’t know Jesus begin the journey of discipleship. It is a practical, insider’s look, giving you the tools to make MCs come alive in your church.

It includes:

  • The theory and theology behind MCs
  • The key, driving concepts we learned in the past 20 years
  • A simple, flexible process for beginning MCs in your church
  • An in-depth look at MC life (from teaching to teenagers and from children’s ministry to multiplication)
  • Case studies on U.S. churches across denomination, size and context that have used MCs and the results of their efforts

Covenant and Kingdom: The DNA of the Bible
For many, Scripture falls into the same category as Shakespeare: valued and enjoyed, but seldom understood. Scripture is not, however, out of reach. The ability to identify the main themes of any passage is a skill you can learn, even as you seek to apply its truth to your own life. Covenant and Kingdom: The DNA of the Bible provides guidance for the path it will take to develop, to the fullest, your own individual relationship with God.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. carlpjohnston permalink
    October 1, 2011 7:21 pm

    Heard some great things about these books. Looking forward to reading them.

  2. TheRev permalink
    October 6, 2011 4:13 am

    Hi Mike – greetings from Australia. I have been trying to get a copy of your book “Building a Discipling Culture” – the actual book, as I don’t have access to Kindle. I seems to be unavailable in Australia, with the only copies available online coming at $77.18 for a used one – but they don’t deliver overseas. Do you have another book seller I could contact? Grace and Peace – Sae.

  3. Saoirse permalink
    October 6, 2011 6:53 pm

    I’ve got the same question as TheRev. I would really like for some of my friends to read “Building a Discipling Culture” but they don’t have Kindles and that is the only version of your book that I can find. Will Zondervan be releasing a 2nd edition of your book in paperback any time soon? Thanks so much!

    • October 6, 2011 9:15 pm

      We hope to have it available in the next 4 weeks and ready at the beginning of November. The print run on hard copies is happening as we speak.

  4. TheRev permalink
    October 7, 2011 6:58 am

    Excellent – Thanks Mike – greatly appreciate your quick response. I’ll look for it next month. Grace and Peace.

  5. October 12, 2011 7:45 am

    Where can I purchase your books?

    • October 13, 2011 5:29 pm

      You can buy them on our website:

      You can also buy them on Amazon or get them as ebooks for ibooks, kindle or nook.

  6. Gerald permalink
    November 4, 2011 11:38 pm

    Hi Mike, just wanted to find out if the print copies are available for sale yet? A previous comment you made suggested it would be available in early November. Let me know where/when I can find it. Thanks!

  7. mike permalink
    February 9, 2012 7:08 pm

    MIke, any idea when more copies of “Building a Discipling Culture” will be in print? Would love to pass this book on to family and friends!

    • February 9, 2012 9:57 pm

      We are getting ready to do another print run. Our apologies. It keeps flying off the shelf!

  8. February 24, 2012 6:47 pm


    I would be interested in a Huddle in Florida.My wife and I are leaving for Florida and wonder are there any Huddles around the Orlando area?

    I have read your last to books and know you are on the right track. We met in Chicago last fall am thinking of start a Huddle with 7 new church start pastors in Florida. However, I need to be in a group before I do. Could you help me out?

    Pastor Bruce

  9. March 11, 2012 6:21 pm

    Aloha from Oahu!

    Recently came upon your work and looking forward to reading your books and blog

    Rev. Andrew Dahlburg

    • March 11, 2012 8:29 pm

      Thanks for checking it out!

      • March 11, 2012 8:44 pm

        Can I send you an email privately, got a few church planting questions to ask you.

        And do you know Roger Simpson, my frieind from Old Reekie?


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