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Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline
     

Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline

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by Jonathan Leeman, Mark Dever (Foreword by)
 

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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433509056
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
01/08/2010
Series:
IXMarks Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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"What happens when you bring together one of the most misunderstood subjects (love) and one of the most ignored practices (church membership and discipline) in the church today? A book like this one. Unlike the generation raised on Mr. Spock's child-rearing advice, the Good Shepherd cares for his flock by loving discipline. There is a lot of talk these days about radical discipleship, but what we need more today is a lot more ordinary discipleship, where we realize not only in theory but in practice what it means to be conformed to Christ's image. This is the best book I've seen on this subject in a long time."
Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author, Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story

Meet the Author

Jonathan Leeman (PhD, University of Wales) is the editorial director for 9Marks and an elder at Capitol Hill Baptist in Washington, DC. He has written for a number of publications and is the author or editor of a number books. He is also an occasional lecturer at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and teaches adjunctively for the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jonathan lives with his wife and four daughters in a suburb of Washington, DC.

Mark Dever (PhD, Cambridge University) is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks (9Marks.org). Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide.

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Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago