Toxins and terminal diseases are invading the body of Christ! What can you do to heal the atrophy of faith, myopic spiritual vision, hardening of the heart, and other sicknesses of the soul? Using a medical motif, Brunson and Caner provide a fresh transfusion of insights that could save your church's life. 216 pages, softcover from B&H.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 216 Vendor: B&H Books Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches) ISBN: 0805431810 ISBN-13: 9780805431810 Availability: In Stock
We are all too aware of the damage poisons can have on our bodies. These ailments find their way into us, invading us, infecting us, and spreading throughout us until the illness is felt all over. There are spiritual poisons that work this way as well, except these ailments invade another kind of body-the spiritual body of Christ. Like the diseases of our physical bodies, these diseases slow the body down, crippling it to function at less than capacity. They limit what the body can do and the effectiveness it can have. If not treated, these diseases can lead to death. Why Churches Die looks at the body's diseases and reflects on the corresponding spiritual ailment. Mac Brunson and Ergun Caner practice the science of spiritual forensics to prevent churches from unnecessary illness and premature death.
Mac Brunson is senior pastor of FirstBaptistChurch in Jacksonville, Florida. He holds degrees from Furman University (B.A.) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div., Ph.D.). Brunson and his wife have three children.
Ergun Caner is Assistant Professor of Theology and Church History at The Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. He and his family currently resides in Cedar Hill, Texas.