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James R. White, author of THE GOD WHO JUSTIFIES, and numerous other titles turns his attention to the Christian Pulpit in this hard-hitting book. It is the contention of the author that the pulpit in the average church is a place in which crimes are committed every week. White writes with a desire to expose false teaching but also seek to write in a way that will encourage ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published October 23rd 2006 by Solid Ground Christian Books
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William Dicks
In this book, James White was preaching to the choir (that is me). The book is about the fact that so many preachers mishandle the Bible in their preaching, demeanor, etc. He handles everything from bad interpretation of the Bible all the way to women pastors. The content matter is good, and if you are concerned with the level of preachers today, then this is the book for you. Also, if you are not concerned about the level of our preachers today, then you should also be reading this book, so you ...more
Frank Rue
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: polity
An excellent summary of the different "crimes" that take place behind the pulpit. Not crimes in the secular governmental sense, of course, but crimes when considering an elder's faithfulness to a biblical eldership. James White opts not to "name names" in this volume specifically so that we, as readers, do not get hung up on the defensive but, rather, evaluate each preacher as compared to the biblical mandate. Though that, at times, makes it difficult to get an idea of specific examples of some ...more
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Gives new meaning to the search for a decent church.
Sep 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
An excellent book by an excellent author. A must read for pastors and elders!
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great Book on the famine of true biblical preaching in the church and its causes.
Todd Bryant
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a really solid book meant to cause everybody from the pulpit to the pew to examine the teaching of God's Word in local congregations. White maintains a high view of God and His Word throughout this book. There is a heavy stress on the centrality of the Gospel in preaching. The primacy of the accurate, methodical preaching of God's Word is central to a pulpit ministry. Anything less is a pulpit crime.

This book actually looks at pulpit crimes from a number of vantage points. If this book
Laramie Gildon
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What the American Gospel handled in its documentary form, this book handles in book form. It’s very easy to read, pastoral but also firm when it needs to be firm. A lot of this was rehashing topics I was already familiar with but the gospel focus throughout this book was refreshing to my soul. I highly recommend this for those new to the faith or those who want a reminder of the type of “crimes” being committed in Protestant Christian pulpits week in and week out. Very well written.
Kingsley Layton
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Too many ministers or/and those asked to provide some kind of ministry simply do not put the work in that is required to handle God's Word. This book explains what happens when people do that, what the consequences are, and how to avoid committing 'pulpit crimes'. This should be required reading for every seminary/theological college.
Robert Nelsen
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology
This book was really good and easy to read. It doesn't go super in depth but gives a good overlay of the problems the church is facing in regards to the pastoral compromise. It ends on a high note and Dr. White encourages believers with some simple, but helpful ways to make a difference and limit the pulpit crimes laid out in the book.
Ariel Fuentes
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Even I didn’t agree with a few arguments , still I believe it’s a great book. And it is easy to read.
I don’t think is only recommended for Pastors and elders , although is a must read. But I strongly advise that it should be read for any believer.
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James White is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a professor, having taught Greek, Systematic Theology, and various topics in the field of apologetics. He has authored or contributed to more than twenty four books, including The King James Only Controversy, The Forgotten Trinity, The Potter’s Freedom, and The God Who J ...more

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