Two Good Recommendations
One of the privileges of being an author and a pastor is that others often give you the pleasure of reading their manuscripts prior to publication. In fact, I currently have two manuscripts on my computer waiting for me to read and offer my comments. Recently I had opportunity to read a couple of good manuscripts. One by Ben Reaoch, pastor of Three Rivers Grace Church, and other by Thabiti Anyabwile. Here are the books and recommendations I was pleased to offer:
“Ben Reaoch has given us a well-researched, well-written, and well-reasoned resource on the issues of slavery and gender in the New Testament. as our society becomes more and more polarized on issues of sexuality, race, and gender, Christians need guidance in navigating what the Bible says and does not say about these issues and how we are to understand and interpret them. This book provides such guidance and should become a standard in this area of study. It already has a place in my library. I highly recommend it to yours.”
“I know few men whose heart beats for the soul of the church as sincerely as Thabiti’s does. When he says he enjoys thinking about the doctrine of the church, you know he means it. This collection of sermons confirms it. Picking up where Henry Scougal left off, Thabiti reminds us that the life of God, which is in the soul of man, is consequently and necessarily also in the soul of the church. In other words, union with Christ is not just an individual truth, it is also a corporate, convenantal possession. Thabiti leads us through several texts that confront and comfort us with this truth. This is a much appreciated addition to our understanding of Christ-centered church life.”
These are two good books. But don’t take my word for it. Read them yourself.