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Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Growing Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine
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Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Growing Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine

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Sound, Scriptural Doctrine

The foundation of discipleship is sound, scriptural doctrine.

The value of sound doctrine is often misunderstood by the modern church. While it can be dry and dull, when it flows from the story of Scripture, it can be full of life and love. This kind of doctrine, steeped in Scripture, is critical for disciple-making. And it’s often overlooked by modern pastors.

In Hearers and Doers, Kevin Vanhoozer makes the case that pastors, as pastor-theologians, ought to interpret Scripture theologically to articulate doctrine and help cultivate disciples. scriptural doctrine is vital to the life of the church, and local pastor-theologians should be the ones delivering it to their communities.

With arresting prose and striking metaphors, Vanhoozer addresses the most pressing problems in the modern church with one answer: teach sound, scriptural doctrine to make disciples.


  • From Doctrine (Christ for Us) to Discipleship (We for Christ)
  • Part 1: Warming Up: Why Discipleship Matters
    • The Role of Theology in Making Disciples: Some Important Preliminaries
    • Whose Fitness? Which Body Image? Toward Understanding the Present North American Social Imaginary
    • From Hearing to Doing: First Steps in Making Disciples “Fit for Purpose”
    • Doctrine for Discipleship: From Body Building to Building Up the Body of Christ
  • Part 2: Working Out: How Discipleship Works
    • Creatures of the Word: The Pastor as Eye Doctor (and General Practitioner) of the Church
    • Company of the Gospel: The Disciple as Member of the Church
    • Communion of Saints: The Disciple as Catholic Christian
    • Children of God: The Disciple as Fitting Image of Jesus Christ
  • “Now We Are Fit”: Discipleship to the Glory of God

Product Details

  • Title: Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Growing Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine
  • Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Page Count: 136
  • Format: Logos Digital, Paperback
  • Trim Size: 5.25x8
  • ISBN: 9781683591344

About Kevin J. Vanhoozer

Kevin J. Vanhoozer (PhD, Cambridge University) is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine and Biblical Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity, both Christianity Today Theology Books of the Year (2015, 2017). He is married and has two daughters.