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Publication Date: 1986
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.25 X .25 (inches)
Series: Jay Adams Library
This is a handbook for pastors, elders, and all Christians who want to see how Scripture presents the process of discipline that should operate in the Christian community. It was written in response to the various concerns that threaten to tear apart marriages, families, friendships, and congregations--concerns that call for a biblical approach to discipline that can heal fractures, restore right relationship, and ensure the health of the church. Developed around the five corrective steps found especially in Matthew 18:15-17, this book helps church leaders deal with the sorts of problems that require the churchs disciplinary response. Charting a course that combines discernment with appropriate action, this simple, readable handbook can have a profound effect on the community of believers.
Jay E. Adams (PhD, University of Missouri) is a former director of advanced studies and professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, as well as a retired pastor. He has written over fifty books on pastoral ministry, preaching, counseling, Bible study, and Christian living. His books include Competent to Counsel, The Christian Counselors Manual, and Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible.
ryanwhite66Age: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great Resource in Navigating ReconciliationJuly 17, 2012ryanwhite66Age: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5This will help anyone understand the basics of church discipline and how to work through the steps toward restoration. What a help to the church in this easy to avoid area of spiritual care and growth in the body of Christ.
Joshua Cotteen5 Stars Out Of 5October 3, 2008Joshua CotteenThis is an amazing book for everyone. I believe it's more for pastors/elders do to what it talks about, but it's also for the Christian who attends church. Because the first few steps to Church Discipline is one on one with the person who has sinned, then one on one with two witnesses. So it's important that every Christian knows how to do those first few steps and then also how to bring it before the church. So I would recommend it to every Christian who needs help in this area and for pastors/elders for want to know how to do Church Discipline in a Biblical way.