Discipleship Essentials (IVP Connect, 2007)

I’ve been discipling Christians for nearly 25 years and during that time I’ve used a variety of resources. I teach the inductive study method and have used Precept Ministries resources extensively.

I’ve used many different books such as Spirit of the Disciplines, Celebration of Discipline, How to Study Your Bible, The Master Plan of Evangelism, The Topical Memory System, and Theology for the Community of God (among many others).

While all of these resources are wonderful, the most critical aspect of the discipleship process is equipping the disciple to, in turn, disciple someone else. If, as disciplers, we don’t achieve duplication, we have missed the point.

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Essentialism (Crown Business, 2014)

This book is life changing. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Extreme Ownership (St. Martin's Press, 2015)

I recently finished up one of the best leadership books I have ever read.  That book is Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.

Jocko and Leif are former Navy Seal officers and the founders of a company called Echelon Front which offers business and leadership consulting services.

After more than 20 years of leadership and personal development, it is exceedingly rare to find something truly fresh and original.  Extreme Ownership brings an entirely fresh perspective to the leadership discussion.  Moreover, the writing is simultaneously engaging, entertaining, and extremely practical with immediately apparent application to your business and your life.

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The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth (Center Street, 2014)

This is arguably the best personal development book I’ve ever read.  There are books that cover specific topics better, but when people ask me, “What is the first book you would recommend I read,” after the Bible, this is it.

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