I Am A Church Member: Discovering the Attitude that makes the Difference
Thom S. Rainer
Thom S. Rainer's book I Am A Church Member is a fantastic guide for how to be an active member of your church and community in an agae where more and more people seem disillusioned with institutions of faith. Rainer's book focuses on the idea that one's attitude toward being a member of a church, and what that truly means, can greatly improve our faith and contribution to the church. To paraphrase President Kennedy, Rainer's book asks us to think not what our church can do for us, but what we can do for our church.
But this book does more than simply tell you how to act, as it encourages the reader to form a contract with themselves to be better. Each chapter ends with questions for the reader to answer for themselves and a small pledge the reader can actually sign & date. This is not a book for someone to read and place on the shelf to forget, but a book that asks for your participation in improving yourself and your church. It is a quick read and I highly recommend it for everyone!
Posted on March 30, 2019 11:15 AM
Love Without Limits: Jesus’ Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions
Jacqueline A. Bussie, Author of Outlaw Christian
Jacqueline A. Bussie’s book Love Without Limits illustrates the true vastness of Jesus’ love for every person. Providing a number of examples from her own life and the lives of others, Bussie shows all the different ways that Jesus calls upon us to love our neighbor. She challenges the mainstream interpretations of many passages from the Gospel, showing them in a new light that displays Jesus’ capacity for a vast agape love. Bussie’s book illuminates the message that Jesus wants us all to love the people who we do not agree with or refuse to call us by our name. It even reminds us that “To love thy neighbor as thyself” implies that you should treat yourself with love as well. Jacqueline Bussie’s book is accessible for readers of all levels and viewpoints, and stands as a testament to faith defined by love. I highly recommend giving it a read. It is not too long, and has the chance of changing your outlook on love for the better.
Posted on March 01, 2019 9:54 AM
Hello! Welcome to the Book Hub, where you can find reviews and recommendations of books and reading material from Christian authors on subjects of faith, love, God, and anything else that can help us learn to follow the teachings of Jesus better. We hope to keep this Book Hub updated with new books we recommend you try reading yourself, but we also hope to have some members of the congregation contribute to this hub if they feel like sharing a good book they read that fits the subject! So stop on by to this page every once in a while when you feel like reading about love and faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Posted on February 22, 2019 10:25 AM