This book by Francis Chan is a believer’s basic training for making disciples. As I am hearing the Lord speak increase to my heart in this season, I knew Multiply would be a good read.
Our core assignment while we live out our days upon this earth is to make disciples, but the problem is, we can’t give away or produce what we do not have. How can I make disciples if I am not a disciple? How can I excuse myself from making disciples if I say I am a believer? Is there another commission from the Lord that states something to the effect of sitting on my rear until Christ returns? “Life is all about me” – is that the motto of a Christian? Hardly! For that reason, I recommend reading Chan’s book.
You may be hesitant to follow a recommendation to read another book. After all, isn’t the Bible the best book to invest our time in reading? Yes, it is! And, what I love about Multiply is the author writes 238 pages about our motivations and methods for reading the Bible and understanding the Old and New Testaments. I love that! More than 2/3 of the content of a book about disciple-making focuses on the inspired Word of God! Perfect! We get the message, don’t we, friends? The Bible is the revelation of God to the world, and it is an absolute necessity to us if we are to know Him and make Him known.
Every time you open the Bible, you ought to prepare yourself for an encounter with the God of the universe (p. 102).
Happy reading! Let me know what you think if you happen to pick up a copy of Multiply.
Other titles by Francis Chan: Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell