Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Book Review: The Word Centered Church

My Opinion

The Word Centered Church by Jonathan Leeman, is an easy, yet challenging read - due to the fact that it forces to reader to simply think that Gods word is all that is needed. Written for pastors it intentionally discusses sermon delivery through scripture and biblical content. That many pastors get caught up in delivering a message filled with anecdotal reminders and catchy words.
I highly recommend this thought provoking; as it changes the way pastors look at preachingand and delivery.

From the Editor:

A lot of books give a lot of answers, but the best one comes from Scripture. Word-Centered Church brings that answer into sharp focus. Written by Jonathan Leeman, editorial director for the reputable ministry 9Marks, Word-Centered Church offers a thorough treatment of one of God’s greatest concerns: growing His people and growing His church. 
As simple as the concept may seem, it’s one that many churches miss, and to their own detriment. Because when churches center everything they do on God’s Word—when the pulpit ministry gives direction to every aspect of the church’s life—growth happens God’s way. God’s Word is what creates the church, and it’s what sustains it, too.
Theological and practical, Word-Centered Church focuses on how the church hears, responds to, discusses, implements, and is transformed by Scripture. It’s not about high-octane production, superstar personalities, or postmodern entreaties, but stuff that is really old, really good, and really powerful.

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