The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel [NOOK Book]


"Here is one of the most faithful and insightful pastors of our
time, addressing the most crucial issues of church life. Mark Dever
refuses to separate theology and congregational life, combining

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The Deliberate Church: Building Your Ministry on the Gospel

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"Here is one of the most faithful and insightful pastors of our
time, addressing the most crucial issues of church life. Mark Dever
refuses to separate theology and congregational life, combining
pastoral insight with clear biblical teaching. This book is a
powerful antidote to the merely pragmatic approaches of our day-and
a refutation to those who argue that theology just isn't

-R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary

"This book is the perfect example of what a truly practical book
on church health and growth should be-it gives concrete guidance
for and examples of biblical principles being put into practice in
the life and ministry of the local congregation."

-J. Ligon Duncan III, Senior Minister, First
Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi

"Rare indeed are books on the church that begin with the Gospel.
Rarer still are books that derive methodology for building the
church from the Gospel. This excellent book does both."

-C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries

"The Deliberate Church shares many of the ministry
lessons that Dr. Dever and his colleagues have learned from
Scripture and sought to implement in the life of their church
community. This book is for anyone who wants to get serious about
following the biblical pattern for the church and is looking for
down-to-earth practical help."

-Philip Graham Ryken, Senior Minister, Tenth
Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia

"Here is a novel idea: use the Bible as a handbook to gather and
guide the church! And The Deliberate Church is a novel
volume indeed, standing amid the spate of 'church-as-corporation,
pastor-as-CEO' manuals that glut church life. Here is a book that
wafts a radical, refreshing breeze from the pages of Scripture that
will breathe life into the church. A crucial read."

-R. Kent Hughes, Senior Pastor, College Church in
Wheaton (Illinois)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433518423
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 9/9/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 927,177
  • File size: 2 MB

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