The Disciple’s Mind

Thinking Like a Disciple of Jesus

Chad Ragsdale & Daniel McCoy

The Disciple’s Mind

Thinking Like a Disciple of Jesus

Chad Ragsdale & Daniel McCoy

Excellent to work with

As always, YouPublish was excellent to work with as they helped bring what we were envisioning to reality.
Daniel McCoy

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The Publishing Story: The Disciple’s Mind

Renew wanted to publish a book by Daniel McCoy and Chad Ragsdale about how disciples of Jesus can engage their mind in the discipleship process. What is a disciple’s mind supposed to be like? How can we think like Jesus, not just act like him? They reached out to us, and we helped them with editing, title brainstorming, along with all the design.

Specific Services We Provided

We helped with:

  • Project management
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Interior design
  • Typesetting
  • Full cover design
  • Back cover copyediting and proofreading
  • eBook formatting

We created a product everyone was proud of.

The Disciple’s Mind was published on January 31, 2024.

We enjoyed the contribution of such a project, and helping the author clarify the title of the book. At one point, we all jumped on the phone with various ideas — both coauthors, a creative director, and the COO of Renew — and within 30 minutes we had all landed on the title it is now. They couldn’t have been more aligned and happy with it.

We appreciate Daniel’s kind endorsement: “As always, YouPublish was excellent to work with as they helped bring what we were envisioning to reality.”

More About the Book

From the back cover.


Why should we devote time to becoming a better thinker? Is it to be the most interesting person in the room? To dominate the ideological opposition? To cultivate confidence?

Or this: the better we think, the more we become like Jesus.

What our world needs is serious disciples of King Jesus. If you desire Christlikeness in yourself and the people you lead, then let Jesus disciple your minds. A concise, punchy guidebook, The Disciple’s Mind walks you through core how tos for discipleship of the mind, including how to spot toxic ideas, cultivate intellectual virtues, think redemptively, disagree graciously, and seek the Holy Spirit’s renewal of our minds.

Your thoughts powerfully guide your life’s direction. The Disciple’s Mind will help set your thoughts in the direction of true life.

I’ve known Daniel McCoy and Chad Ragsdale for twenty years, and I can say three things: they’re faithful Christ-followers, they’re fun and engaging communicators, and you’ll find no better guides on “the road less stupid.”

Matt Proctor, president, Ozark Christian College

A must-read for anyone dedicated to the discipleship of young Christians in today’s challenging world.

Jayson French, president, Christ in Youth

This book is desperately needed. Its incisive analysis of Scripture and society helps to diagnose and destroy a disease that deteriorates our churches and dwarfs our discipleship.

Richard A. Knopp, PhD, executive director, Room For Doubt

CHAD RAGSDALE (DMin, Talbot School of Theology) is a professor and academic dean at Ozark Christian College. He is the author of Christian Convictions and Holy Grit: Reflections on Hebrews for Cultivating a Faith That Lasts. He lives with his wife and three kids in Webb City, Missouri.

DANIEL MCCOY (PhD, North-West University) is the editorial director of and philosophy professor-at-large for Ozark Christian College. He is an author or general editor of nine books on theology/worldview. He and his wife have five kids.