Thursday, January 24, 2013
Book Review: Loving The Church by John Crotts
How many people love Jesus but hate the church. I know that has been said quite a bit the past few years. Many people who "prayed the sinner's prayer" do not have an active involvement in a local church. Probably the biggest excuse people have for not attending church is that it is full of hypocrites. We look at everything negative in the church without even considering what makes this church a good one.
Loving The Church by John Crotts is about seeing the church as God's glorious family. This book also talks about how an individual Christian can flourish from within the church. The backcover of the book says, "One of the most important relationships for all Christians is their involvement in God's family. Loving The Church lays the vital foundation for applying his glorious plan to our lives."
The book is divided into two parts. The first part deals with simply defining what is God's family. The first part has chapters talking about the common ground believers have with one another, defining what the church is, and how one can be part of the family of God. The second part is about how to fit into the church. This includes talking about being submissive to the leaders of the church and becoming involved with the church.
This book is easy to read which is good for a new Christian who needs to know why and how he should be involved with the church.
Thanks Shepherd Press for letting me review this book.