What Is a Healthy Church Member?
Biblically and practically instructs church members in ways theycan labor for the health of their church.
What Is a Healthy Church Member? takes its cue fromMark Dever's book What Is a Healthy Church?, which offeredone definition of what a healthy church looks like biblically andhistorically. In this new work, pastor Thabiti Anyabwile attemptsto answer the natural next ques...more
I received my copy upon becoming a member of a local church (an excellent welcoming gift, I might add). However, if church leaders stand behind the points this book covers (or even just a number of them), an even more fitting idea might be to make the book part of a membership class which would take place prior to a membership commitment. That way, potenti ...more
One of the reason ...more
That said, I believe he misrepresents the gospel horribly when he conflates justification and sanctification in his segment on true conversion. He quotes Michael Andrus below: (from loc 757 in Kindle Version)
In order to keep a healthy view of conversion in mind in o ...more
Anyabwile, however, has provided readers with a wonder tool to benefit an individual who wan ...more
Thabiti though gives us very practical guidelines to remind us that we ...more
Instead of being scared of legalism and works-based salvation, Thabiti whole-heartedly sets forth the recommendations of how we can increase our love for other church members in practical ways.
We should not be scared to "work ou ...more
When compared with "Stop Dating the Church" by Joshua Harris and "I am a Church Member" by Thom Rainer, this book is more advanced and has a more mature writing style. I prefer this book to either.
- expositional listener
- biblical theologian
- gospel saturated
- genuinely converted
- biblical evangelist
- committed member
- seeks discipline
- growing disciple
- humble follower
- prayer warrior
It looks similar to Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (which I have not read).