Book Reviews on the Mission of the Church
Some people on the transformationalist side of the spectrum should read this to have their theology corrected. For myself, I needed a heart correction.
We need to ask “What is the mission of the local church?” not merely “What is the mission of the individual Christian?”
A 500 page book on mission that doesn’t stare—in fact, doesn’t even glance—at the reality of hell for the unevangelized has lost its bearings.
In many ways, this book is the most helpful, balanced contribution to the evangelical conversation about Christianity and culture that I’ve yet read.
This book provides the transcript for 2000 years of conversation about natural law and the doctrine of the two kingdoms.
Hunter’s book is immediately relevant—and a corrective in many ways—to the current conversation going on among evangelicals
If you are experienced with helping the poor, you may already be familiar with much of this book’s content. But if you’re new, then this book will be especially useful
Book Excerpts from What is the Mission of the Church?
Is “incarnational” the best way to describe Christian mission?
Why do we do good works?
Miscellaneous Book Reviews
All in all I found this short book to be as helpful as anything that I’ve read in a long while on expository preaching. I commend it warmly to all.
I doubt whether this book is a biblically faithful and therefore helpful book for pastors. I’d be more inclined to recommend it to a friend in business than to a pastor.
These authors understand that the proper context for spiritual growth is a local church and not our own individualistic endeavors.