Body Life: The Book That Inspired a Return to the Church's Real Meaning and Mission / Edition 1

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Overview

The Groundbreaking Book That Inspired a Return to the Principles of the New Testament Church
Includes Study Guide for Individual and Group Study

Do you long to experience the amazing energy and empowerment God gives to His people when they live in close, loving, caring community with Him and with one another? If so, this is the book you want to read, to implement, to build upon.

Body Life shows you how to practice deep koinonia fellowship, to carry one another’s burdens, to share one another’s hurts, confessing to one another, rejoicing with one another, encouraging one another, celebrating the diversity of our gifts and abilities while maintaining the unity of the Spirit. Using principles from Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, and Ephesians 4, Ray Stedman helps you discover the dynamic purpose of the church and the exciting role of each member in the body of Christ.

“In Body Life, Ray C. Stedman uses the leverage of the Word itself to bring us back to the church’s real meaning and mission. With strong, convincing arguments he points to the weaknesses within the institutional church, and clearly reminds us of the strength inherent in Christ’s body, the true church.”
                                                                                                                • BILLY GRAHAM

“This powerful book’s impact on the church has been significant. It is time that a new generation recognize the blessings that flow to those who accept Stedman’s challenge . . . It is the first book that achieved widespread recognition for its emphasis on fellowship, the diversity of spiritual gifts, the “one anothers” of Scripture, and the importance of maintaining unity.”
                                                                                                                 • R. R., Aurora, CO

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Editorial Reviews

Billy Graham

In Body Life, Ray C. Stedman uses the leverage of the Word itself to bring us back to the church's real meaning and mission. With strong, convincing arguments he points to the weaknesses within the institutional church, and clearly reminds us of the strength inherent in Christ's body, the true church.
Billy Graham

In Body Life, Ray C. Stedman uses the leverage of the Word itself to bring us back to the church's real meaning and mission. With strong, convincing arguments he points to the weaknesses within the institutional church, and clearly reminds us of the strength inherent in Christ's body, the true church.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781572930001
  • Publisher: Discovery House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Edition description: Rev. and expanded
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 704,581
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author


Ray C. Stedman (1917–1992) was one of the great pastors, expositors, and spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, he was pastor of the Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for forty years. With over twenty books to his credit, from Spiritual Warfare to his insightful commentary Adventuring Through the Bible, Stedman spanned the experiences of the Christian life with his writing. His book Body Life had a tremendous impact on the church in the twentieth century.
 
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Table of Contents


Foreword by Billy Graham / 7

Publisher’s Preface to the Revised Edition / 9

Chapter 1: The Most Powerful Force on Earth / 11

Chapter 2: The Church’s Highest Priority / 21

Chapter 3: Not Union—Unity! / 37

Chapter 4: All God’s Children Have Gifts / 57

Chapter 5: Discovering and Using Your Gifts / 75

Chapter 6: According to the Power / 85

Chapter 7: How the Body Works / 95

Chapter 8: Shaping Up the Saints / 115

Chapter 9: The Work of the Ministry / 129

Chapter 10: Keeping the Body Healthy / 145

Chapter 11: The Goal Is Maturity / 161

Chapter 12: Impact! / 187

Body Life Problems and Solutions / 213

Study Guide / 219

Notes / 255

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2001

    The Best Book...I ever read....

    That is the Best Book that I ever read. If anyone wants to be happy, to see a happy community and happy church...read and start a study group...applying thoses principles in the study group...and they will be happy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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