The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.


Dr. Max Anders:
The Brave New Discipleship System


Hi, I’m Max Anders.  I’m the author of Brave New Discipleship: Cultivating Scripture-driven Christians in a Culture-driven world. (Thomas Nelson – 2015), as well as the Brave New Discipleship System: New tools for an ancient task, the curriculum featured on this web site.  The book, Brave New Discipleship, outlines what the features of a discipleship system must be for effectiveness in the 21st Century.  The Brave New Discipleship System is my first installment on creating content to implement those features.  Lord willing, there will be much more to follow.

A driving motivation of my life is to take information that is vital to the Christian life, boil it down to it’s irreducible  minimum, and then package it in a way that makes it easy to master.  The Brave New Discipleship System – “discipleship in a box”, as it has been called –  does just that for the Christian life, and packages it in an engaging DVD-based format.  As far as I know, there is no easier or more effective way to master the foundation of the Christian life than with this discipleship system!  I welcome you to put me to the test on that.  It has been field tested with over 1500 people across the United States, and you can see a sample of some of the responses on the “What People are Saying” page.  You can also see samples of the DVD curriculum on “The System” page.


I am a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, and earned my doctorate at Western Seminary. I have taught on the college and seminary level, was an original team member with Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, am a veteran pastor, currently ministering at Geist Chapel in Indianapolis, and have authored over twenty-five books, including the best-selling 30 Days to Understanding the Bible (Thomas Nelson – 500,000 copies in print).  In addition, I am the creator and general editor of the thirty-two volume Holman Bible Commentary series. I am also the founder of The 7 Marks Resource Group, a content-creation group dedicated to igniting biblical discipleship by providing books, curriculum, and online resources for individuals, churches and discipleship ministries.

I am married to my childhood sweetheart, Margie, and our family includes two adult children and our son-in-law.  I enjoy reading, cooking, golfing, and hanging out with my family and friends.


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