This book would be useful to any pastor who is willing to have numerous and extended conversations with his people.
I think there are probably better, more biblically careful books that hold at least some portion of what Willard is arguing.
Worship by the Book will be a dog-eared and threadbare favorite of any pastor serious about planning his church’s corporate gatherings with deep theological and biblical roots.
Despite the importance of worship, many churches today don’t know where to begin in defining its purpose and essential elements. Panelists J. Ligon Duncan, Bob Kauflin, and Carl Stam discuss the Bible’s teaching on God-pleasing worship, addressing everything from service times to music styles.
If Barna had ever been a part of a healthy, vibrant local church, perhaps he wouldn’t find it so easy to declare the local church expendable.
If younger evangelicals intend to build biblical—and not just postmodern—churches, they must center them on the Word of God.
There are questions about the very methods of the church growth movement that Rima does not address.
Cordeiro’s emphasis on every-member ministry has led him to neglect and somewhat relegate the importance of the preaching of the Word.
Jim Elliff’s book is an extremely well-written and well-argued study of how the Holy Spirit guides the believer.
In the final analysis, Banks’s book is fatally flawed by its refusal to learn and teach from the entire Bible.
I am happy to see that Frazee has identified a problem that exists in a large part of the Christian church today. My only contention is with the solution that Frazee proposes.
Adams’s goal is to take the question of guidance, or of God’s will, and boil it down to a very simple proposition: God’s will is revealed to us solely through the Bible.
Iain Murray, co-founder of The Banner of Truth Trust and author of numerous books, talks about his recent biography of Jonathan Edwards and reflects on his controversial latest release Evangelicalism Divided.
Much of Blackaby’s book, then, I think could be helpful to growing Christians.