on 19 May 2015
I've always enjoyed reading Francis Chan's writings, a few years ago I was inspired by his book Crazy Love, so I was looking forward to reading Multiply: Disciples making disciples. As a youth minister I'm incredibly passionate to resource young people to share their faith with their friends - they do such a better job than I every could do. Not because I can't share faith, or because I can't answer the tough questions, but because I don't have the shared context that they have.
The book can be used for personal devotions, but works well for a group to look through together. It is split into five sections:
Living as a Disciple Maker
Living as the Church
How to Study the Bible
Understanding the Old Testament
Understanding the New Testament
This book would work well as a post Alpha or other evangelistic course for those who wanted to develop a stronger foundation to their new-found faith.
We used the first section themed around what is a disciple and what does it mean to share our faith with our group of 11-14 year olds who really enjoyed looking at the material.
I thoroughly recommend taking the time to read this book and the additional resources developed for it.