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Book Proposal Guidelines

Gospel-Centered Discipleship exists to publish resources that help make, mature, and multiply disciples.

We currently accept unsolicited book proposals. All writing for GCDiscipleship.com should reflect the following core values.

Discipleship focused (make, mature, multiply)

  • Gospel-centered
  • Culturally winsome
  • Life Tested
  • Community Context
  • Mission driven

All proposals should be saved as a Microsoft Word document and sent as an attachment via email to our executive director and managing editor at [email protected]. Please include your name, email address, and title at the top of all submissions.

If you have questions about writing a book proposal, I recommend reading Jane Friedman’s “Start Here: How to Write a Book Proposal.

Your book proposal should include:

  • A single cover page (double-spaced, numbered, and Times Roman twelve-point font)

    • Your name
    • Your address
    • Your email address
    • Tell us which “M” your article fits:
      • Making Disciples – Leadership, Learning, Evangelism, Mission
      • Maturing Disciples – Nurturing, Shepherding, Worship, Idolatry, Repentance, Faith, Liturgy
      • Multiplying Disciples – Church Planting, Missional Communities, Sending, Faith for Everyday Life
    • A single paragraph summing up the main theses.
    • A proposed title
    • Estimated word count
    • If the book is completed, or not, and how much you have written.
    • Writing Sample (sample chapters or the equivalent of 3,000-4,000 words)
  • Executive Summary (two to three pages)

    • A brief profile of your expected reader with a concise explanation of the problem which your book will address.
    • A listing of books that are similar and different and how yours fits within this market and will be different than existing books in that genre.
    • A chapter-by-chapter outline summarizing the proposed overall content.
    • What kind of presence do you have online currently (home blog, guest posts, twitter, facebook, etc)?
    • Have you written any other books? If so, include links.

The GCD board and/or editorial team will respond to books proposals within 90 days.