Lisa Beech, Senior Publicity Manager, David C Cook
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.— (August 23, 2012) David C Cook announces New York Times best-selling author Francis Chan and co-author Mark Beuving to release a new book, Multiply, committed to discipleship and equipping the saints, November 1, 2012. Two thousand years ago, a handful of Christ followers turned the world upside down. In Multiply, Chan reminds readers that they can do the same today.
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.
“It’s not a Bible study. Everyone who goes through the material is encouraged and taught to pass this on to someone else,” said Chan. “Jesus said, ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.’ A lot of people have memorized this passage but are they doing it? Is it actually happening? We’re all afraid. We all have insecurities. Can we work together to get rid of those and pray that God gives us power over those things and then actually observe—actually go and do what He commanded us to do?”
Covering topics such as the heart of a disciple maker and power of the Bible, Multiply equips readers to carry out Jesus’s ministry. But this is not just a book. It is a door to many resources that help readers participate in God’s movement in making disciples. 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 readers through each part of Multiply. Multiply is also available in mass-market case quantities that can be shipped directly to churches.
“Multiply is about expanding the kingdom of God, doing what we were designed for, becoming disciples and making disciples,” said Dan Rich, Chief Publishing Officer of David C Cook. “This is a timely and significant message for the church today.”
Platt explains Multiply this way, “Vulnerable with each other. Accountable to eachother. Walking through life with each other. Diving into His Word together. But knowing and reminding each other every time they’re together, ‘All right, guys, the goal is not just to know this Word. The goal is to multiply this gospel. The goal is not just to receive; the goal is to reproduce.’ We want to train one another to go and make disciples.”
Francis Chan is a pastor and church planter based in San Francisco, he 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 Children’s Hunger Fund. Chan is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, and Crazy Love, which has sold more than two million copies. His teachings are featured in the BASIC film series along with writing the children’s books Halfway Herbert, The Big Red Tractor, The Little Village and Ronnie Wilson’s Gift.
Chan is the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California, and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He lives with his wife Lisa and their five children in northern California.
Mark Beuving serves as Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Eternity Bible College. His passion is exploring the many ways that God’s word speaks to and transforms every area of life. Mark lives in southern California with his wife and daughters.
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