Ministries of Mercy-2nd Editn:

Ministries of Mercy-2nd Editn:

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by Timothy J. Keller
     
 
Keller demonstrates that caring for needy people is the job of every believer—not just church deacons—and is as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, nurture, and worship.

Overview

Keller demonstrates that caring for needy people is the job of every believer—not just church deacons—and is as fundamental to Christian living as evangelism, nurture, and worship.

Editorial Reviews

Vernon C. Grounds
Ministries of Mercy is a solid piece of work, the best of its kind that I have yet seen. It is concrete, down-to-earth, spelling out in specific detail every phase of what Keller calls the ministry of mercy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875522173
Publisher:
P&R Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/1997
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Timothy J. Keller (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; DMin, Westminster Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, and the author of the best seller The Reason for God. He previously was associate professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and director of mercy ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.

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Ministries of Mercy-2nd Editn 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Real religion is more than doctrinal orthodoxy; it has to do with how we show mercy in the same way that we have been shown mercy. The Parable of the Good Samaritan serves as our springboard into this study of the doctrine and practice of ministries of mercy. These two elements of doctrine and practice form the two pillars that serve as the outline of the book. Following a typical Pauline approach, the first half of the book sets forth the basic doctrinal foundation of Mercy Ministries. The latter half of the book then put doctrine to practice in a series of hands-on strategies and tactics that can be utilized to mobilize a Mercy Ministry within a church.

Keller gives an excellent balance as he shows that Mercy Ministries are not meant to replace the preaching of the Gospel, but that the message of the Gospel without the accompanying ministry of mercy is an incomplete message. Word and deed, mercy and evangelism are inseperable, existing in a symbiotic, interdependent relationship (Page 111). At the same time, he is careful not to confuse word and deed as has been done by some modern ecumenicals.

In the practical section of the book, he gives tactics that would be useful both to the layman as well as to the pastor and church officer. Because my personal gifts are in the area of Bible teaching, I have not had much of a personal focus on ministries of mercy. Yet this is not to be an area of ministry only for the gifted. This is the duty of all Christians. This book has widened my own personal focus upon this need.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago