I normally don't do this, but there is just something about this book that I had to write about it before I finished reading it. This book has merely hit me exactly where I need to be hit at the exact right time in my life and I could not be happier about it. I am sure many of you have heard of Francis Chan and David Platt, but many of you have probably not heard of the Multiply Movement.
This is a movement that began with the release of the book Multiply by Chan & Beuving w/ a forward from Platt. This is a book that is dedicated to leading people through the disciple making process. This process being the single most important thing that us as Christians have been called to do. It is established very clearly in Matthew 28 & Acts 1, that our job as disciples of Jesus Christ is to further his gospel through the making of disciples. But the interesting thing is that the disciple making process tends to get overlooked. Instead we focus on the conversion process and after the individual has accepted Christ we move on. This is not what God has called us to, but instead he understands that it is indeed a process to make a disciple. Thus Chan, Platt, & Beuving have set out to explain this process and make it applicable to the everyday Christian. Because this is a job for EVERY christian, it is important to put it into terms that EVERY christian can understand.
I have most recently been reading this book with the Student Leadership Team at the Uprising and they would agree that it has challenged them to go much further when it comes to spreading the gospel to their friends. It doesn't just stop at acceptance, but it is a process. This has also reminded our team that we are continuing to be made into disciples as we walk through this journey. It is really exciting to think about, that we are never done growing, changing, and being led into a deeper relationship with Christ.
This book can be picked up at your local bookstore or online bookstore. The great part about this is that the website www.multiplymovement.com has video lessons from each chapter available for FREE. This takes the reading that much further as you dissect what it means to be a disciple making disciples. Check out this book now, it WILL change the way you look at being a disciple.
till another day,