Sound Doctrine: How a Church Grows in the Love and Holiness of God
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Encouragement for Today's Pastor - Help from the PuritansJoel R. Beeke, Terry D. SlachterReformation Heritage / Soli Deo Gloria / 2013 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:
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Sound doctrine is the life-blood of Gods people, providing the foundation for the churchs unity and witness. This short, readable book speaks to the importance of good theology for godly living. Part of the 9Marks Building Healthy Churches series.
Bobby Jamieson is the assistant editor for 9Marks and managing editor of the 9Marks Journal. Jamieson, a member of Third Avenue Baptist Church, is currently an MDiv student at Southern Seminary, and lives with his wife and two daughters in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also the author of the 9Marks Healthy Church Study Guides.
David GoughAlexandria, VAAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Why sound doctrine is importantJuly 9, 2014David GoughAlexandria, VAAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4Bobby Jamieson's "Sound Doctrine" is another of the 9Marks series which builds upon Mark Dever's excellent "9 Marks of a Healthy Church." Dever, the long-time pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, has enlisted the help of other pastors and teachers in producing smaller volumes that address each of those nine marks. Each book in the series can be of quick assistance to churches in the process of reform. They raise questions, generate thoughts, and present challenges, but they offer few substantive answers. Lay leaders are probably the ones who would most benefit from them because they create an awareness of what a healthy local church should look like. They are easy reads and doctrinally sound, although one regrets that they do not go deeper. Some of these volumes have been of greater value to this reviewer than others. In terms of its content, this present work, "Sound Doctrine," would fall somewhere in the middle. While presenting the necessity for the proclamation and foundation of sound theology within the local church, it does so in a pretty basic ("low shelf") way that tends to frustrate those readers who are looking for more. This book has its place in a set that strives for brevity, but as with most in the series it might have been more accurately marketed as a "handbook."
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