Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Disciplineby Jonathan Leeman, Mark Dever (Foreword by)
An expert defense of how God's holy love is biblically, theologically, and practically represented to a watching world through the practices of church membership and discipline.
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Recognizing that discipline is a lost element of church polity, I was anticipating a more practical how-to related to this topic. Nearly one-third of the book is devoted to deep theological reflections on God's love and authority, but it's so "heady" that few readers will make it through. It's extremely academic and could easily be used in seminary courses. The research and writing are well done, but I'm afraid the small percentage of folks interested in church discipline will not find what they are looking for here.