Should you read this book? Probably not.
Bell’s “questions” are not as innocuous as they first sound. They are the means by which he permits one to disconnect and throw away the springs one doesn’t like.
The reunion Belcher is hoping for here is just not going to happen.
This book will be a great encouragement, and a convicting exhortation, to every pastor in America.
For a mature Christian who is thinking through these issues, Conn’s discussion will spark thoughts and will at least begin to chart a course in the right direction.
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Allen’s chapter aside, this book is a generally well-articulated statement of some important Baptist distinctives.
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.
In the end, Yancey’s conception of grace is inadequate at best.
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.
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.
This book discusses the question: “What image or understanding of the atonement does Scripture present as primary?”
We know from the Bible what our destination is—union with Christ, and we know that God is working and moving to take us there.
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.