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.
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.
Much of Blackaby’s book, then, I think could be helpful to growing Christians.
Barna’s book certainly has some interesting statistics, and he makes some fascinating predictions—but that’s about it.