A Book You Will Actually Read, a small book series by Mark Driscoll. Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008. This is a simple and brief series that would be good for homework assignments. Order online at http://www.crossway.org/books/list/?sort=featured
On Who Is God
On the Old Testament
On the New Testament
On Church Leadership
Design for Discipleship, a six-book Bible Study series by NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO, 1973, 1980, 2006. Order toll free at 1-800-366-7788 or online at http://www.navpress.com/store/search.aspx?q=2:7series&page=all
Book 1: Your Life in Christ
Book 2: The Spirit-Filled Christian
Book 3: Walking with Christ
Book 4: The Character of the Christian
Book 5: Foundations for Faith
Book 6: Growing in Discipleship
Discipleship Essentials, A Guide for Building Your Life in Christ, by Greg Ogden. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1998. Order toll free at 1-800-843-9487 or online at http://www.ivpress.com/books.
Growing in Christ, published by NavPress, Colorado Springs, CO, 1980. In my opinion, this is the best material available for new believers. This thirteen-week series can be used as a small-group class or one-on-one. It is a self-guided topical Bible study with fill-in-the-blank questions. Also included are tear-out-verse cards for memorization.
Journey to Your Spiritual Gifts, by Tommy C. Higle. Marietta, OK: Tommy C. Higle Publishers, 1991. This is designed as material to teach in a classroom but would be an excellent resource. Order toll free at 1-800-635-5346 or online at www.journeyseries.com
MasterLife, A Biblical Process for Growing Disciples, by Avery Willis, Jr. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 1996. Each book contains six weeks of lessons with five lessons per week. It is designed for young believers and works well for someone who has been faithful going through the basics. It can be used one-on-one or in a small group and is designed to take the person to a deeper level of knowledge, commitment, and Christian service. Order toll free at 1-800-233-1123, or online at:
Book 1: The Disciple’s Cross
Book 2: The Disciple’s Personality
Book 3: The Disciple’s Victory
Book 4: The Disciple’s Mission
Positive Action Bible Curriculum Discipleship Series. Whitakers, NC: Positive Action Bible Curriculum. These are self-guided topical Bible study materials, excellent for young believers with fill-in-the-blank questions and can be used one-on-one or in a small group. Order toll free 1-800-688-3008, or online at http://www.positiveaction.org:
Milk for New Christians
Meat for Growing Christians
Bread for Hungry Christians, a basic Bible doctrine, providing a more thorough study of the doctrine of Christ.
Fish for Witnessing Christians, a basic evangelism course.
Share Jesus without Fear, by William Fay. Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1999. This book is especially good for relationship evangelism and could be assigned reading for a motivated disciple.
Spiritual Gift Survey, Nashville, TN: LifeWay Christian Resources, 2003, download free at http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/files/lwcF_wmn_SpiritualGifts_Survey.pdf.
Survival Kit, by Ralph Neighbor, Jr. Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press, 1979. This study for new believers is laid out in a reading style with few questions. It is best used in a small group or for self-study. This material has five weeks with five lessons per week and includes memory cards for verse memorization. I would especially recommend this material as a good resource to mail to new believers who live too far away for personal follow-up. Order toll free at 1-800-233-1123, or online at http://www.lifewaystores.com/lwstore.
The 2:7 Discipleship Series, Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 1974, 1978. This three-book series is a course in personal discipleship, designed to strengthen your walk with God. Order toll free at 1-800-366-7788 or online at http://www.navpress.com.
Book 1: Growing Strong in God’s Family
Book 2: Deeping Your Roots in God’s Family
Book 3: Bearing Fruit in God’s Family
Woman’s Journey of Discipleship, Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2010. This three-book series is a course in personal discipleship designed especially for women. Order toll free at 1-800-366-7788 or online at: http://www.navpress.com
Book 1: Bridges on the Journey
Book 2: Crossroads on the Journey
Book 3: Friends on the Journey