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Publication Date: 10 Dec 2015
Publisher: SPCK Publishing
Page Count: 208
Author: Mark Ireland|Mike Booker
ISBN-13: 9780281073368, 9780281073375

Making New Disciples

By Mark Ireland, Mike Booker
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Ten years on from their first book, Evangelism: Which way now? – still a valued and much recommended resource – Mark Ireland and Mike Booker aim to take people a step further. Making New Disciples offers a practical approach, based on careful theological reflection and years of hands-on experience in local church leadership, theological education and the national church. The book is not so much a guide to the available resources, as a wrestling with the paradoxes of evangelism in a changing world, backed up with plenty of stories and specific examples.
About the Author
Mark Ireland is vicar of two churches in Shropshire, one urban and one rural. Previously diocesan missioner for Lichfield diocese, he has thirty years’ experience in parish-based evangelism, alongside work at diocesan and national level, and currently serves on General Synod and the Archbishops’ Council. He is co-author with Mike Chew of How to do Mission Action Planning (SPCK, 2009).

Mike Booker is team rector of a group of villages on the outskirts of Cambridge. He has previously worked in theological education, and served in suburban and UPA parish settings. He is a member of General Synod, involved in a wide range of parish appointments as a Simeon’s trustee, and the author of Understanding Natural Church Development (Grove Books, 2001).
Press Reviews

I value this book and heartily commend it.

- Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury

As we have come to expect from these authors, Making New Disciples is readable in style, honest in confronting problems and hopeful in its solutions. With its broad understanding of discipleship as the development of the whole human person in Christ, there is plenty here to challenge those who are fully signed up to the discipleship agenda and a great deal of wise guidance for those who struggle to understand it. Vital reading for anyone interested in growing new Christians.

- Philip North, Bishop of Burnley

A brilliant book that doesn’t pull its punches in highlighting the contemporary challenges facing mission within the Church, but leaves you with a strong, God-centred sense of hope. I’ll be buying a copy for all my colleagues – what more can I say?!

- The Revd Rhiannon King, Director of Mission, Birmingham Diocese

I really warm to Evangelism: Which Way Now? It is helpful, honest and hopeful . . . Well done Mark Ireland and Mike Booker. Though Anglicans they speak beyond their denominational boundary to all the churches in Britain who are concerned about evangelism and mission.

- Reform, Journal of the United Reformed Church

If I had to recommend one single book to someone who wants to think seriously about evangelistic engagement I have no hesitation in saying that this [Evangelism: Which Way Now?] would be it.

- Pilgrim Post, journal of Churches Together in England

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