Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples

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Jesus gave his followers a command: “Follow me.” And a promise: “And I will equip you to find others to follow me.” We were made to make disciples.

Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at www.multiplymovement.com, where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins ...

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Overview

Jesus gave his followers a command: “Follow me.” And a promise: “And I will equip you to find others to follow me.” We were made to make disciples.

Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings, Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus’s ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at www.multiplymovement.com, where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply. 

One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples…. Until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.

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"Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." To Francis Chan, Jesus' gospel command was not spoken simply to the disciples at hand; it is a call for all believers down to this day to spread His message and His ministry. The author of Crazy Love and Forgotten God has composed a practical book of discipleship that is no mere exercise in Christian cheerleading. Instead, Multiply functions as an interactive action-pack for spreading the Good Word: Each of its twenty-four sessions corresponds with an online video at multiplymovement.com. Call it math magic: a way to multiple disciples even as you read and watch. A trade paperback original.

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More a manual than a book, Chan’s (Crazy Love) new work is about equipping Christians to grow as disciples, or followers, of Jesus and lead others on the same journey. A lengthy handbook, it details what it means to be a “disciple maker” and to follow Jesus in community in the 21st century. Chan utilizes his popular practical and punchy style to galvanize Christians to study and apply the Bible and to share it with others. The book stands apart from other Bible or discipleship studies by offering a vast store of resources, including videos, reading guides, and other tools, on a Web site (multiplymovement.com) dedicated to the book. Relying not only on the information in the book but also imitation of leaders who are guiding others through this primer on following Jesus, Chan intends for real-life transformation to occur. Nowhere is this clearer than in the questions that conclude sections of the work, which often ask readers how the teaching affects their life. Chan, a rising star in evangelical circles, has added another asset for Christian leaders and teachers to use as they shepherd others in the ways of Jesus. Agent: Don Jacobson, D.C. Jacobson & Associates. (Nov. 1)
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“Multiply is a simple, practical, biblical, helpful, and personal tool for disciples of Jesus who want to make disciples of Jesus.”

—from the foreword by David Platt

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781408233
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2012
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 73,398
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


A pastor and church planter based in San Francisco, Francis Chan speaks to tens of thousands of people around the world every year. Known for his passionate, biblical style, Chan is on the board of World Impact and is the author of Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Crazy Love, which has sold nearly two million copies. 

Mark Beuving is a professor at Eternity Bible College in Southern California, where he lives with his wife and daughters.    

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  • Posted April 12, 2013

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    Francis Chan is a best-selling author and the founding pastor of

    Francis Chan is a best-selling author and the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church, and the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of the Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact. Currently, Francis is working to start a church planting movement in the inner city of San Francisco and also working to launch a countrywide discipleship movement. 

    Hence this book. Multiply: Making Disciples is one of those books that you can judge by it's cover. Yes, it's about growing as a church, yes, it's about discipleship - and since it's co-authored by Francis Chan, you can expect that there is a lot of good stuff in there.

    In the book, Chan argues for the true purpose of the church: "making disciples." 

    "Jesus’ command to make disciples in the Great Commission (Matt 28:18-20) was not intended solely for the early disciples, nor is disciple-making the responsibility of a special class of Christians. Rather, all followers of Christ are called to make disciples, to fish for men (Matthew 4:19). Many don’t actively make disciples because they don’t know what it means to be a disciple."

    My wife and I listened to Chan on his Simi Valley podcast and towards the end of his time there, we both agreed that Chan was growing frustrated at the seemingly inactive lifestyle of the global church. I would guess it gets hard week after week to call people to action, to call people to obedience, only to see them return Sunday after Sunday no different than the week before.

    "We don't understand how serious it is when Jesus Christ gives us a command. We just don't get it."

    In reading Multiply, you can still hear that frustration in Chan's voice.

    But it's a maturity issue, it really is. And I would say that I think Chan is a little too hard on the global church. Discipleship is happening, and Christian growth is happening in the world - it really is, but we all move at our own pace.

    Is there a large potion of the church who are content to just "attend" church and squeeze Jesus into their already packed life? Absolutely. But the "crowd" will always be larger than the "core."

    There were other critics of this book who wanted more from it, and I admit as a stand alone book - it'd would have been nice to have some deeper application. (Chan does have a great chapter on studying the bible) But that's the great thing about this book, each of the 24 chapters in Multiply corresponds with an online video, where author David Platt helps expound the book even further.

    This is still a very good book and I liked it better than his last two. The message is indeed needed in the church and I hope its a message that creates a following like Crazy Love did.

    For me personally, Crazy Love is still his best book and probably the reason is because he wrote it. Forgotten God is co-written by Danae Yankoski. Erasing Hell is co-written by Preston Sprinkle. And as a reader and a Francis Chan fan, I would rather he got back into writing. I have no way to be sure, but I'd guess that the reasons why his last few books don't have the same fire as Crazy Love is because they are not 100% one voice.

    Thank you to David C. Cook publishers for a review copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2012

    Awesome book for compeating the geat

    Awesome book for learning the way for the great commition

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Great book to read with someone you are trying to disciple!

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2013

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    Francis Chan with Mark Beuving in their new book, "Multiply

    Francis Chan with Mark Beuving in their new book, "Multiply" published by David C. Cook gives us Disciples Making Disciples.




    From the Back Cover: Jesus gave his followers a command: "Follow me." And a promise: "And I will equip you to find others to follow me." We were made to make disciples.




    Designed for use in discipleship relationships and other focused settings,Multiply will equip you to carry out Jesus's ministry. Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at "multiply movement", where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply.




    One plus one plus one. Every copy of Multiply is designed to do what Jesus did: make disciples who make disciples who make disciples.... Until the world knows the truth of Jesus Christ.




    Once we realize that Jesus gave us a command to make disciples then the issue is how do we make disciples. Francis Chan has given us the ability in "Multiply". The book is designed in five parts each part to help you grow in the basics of The Bible. Once the reader has received this information he is encouraged to go and teach the same material to new disciples as quickly as possible. Once believers obey the command the Church will flourish and the world will stand in awe of God's ability to accomplish the amazing through ordinary people.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from David C. Cook for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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