Deliberate Church (Paperback)Mark Dever & Paul Alexander
A radical, refreshing breeze from the pages of Scripture.
Dever and Alexander propose a model of complete reliance and submission to the gospel when building a healthy church. Great resource for pastors, elders, and others interested in the vitality of their church.
"Here is one of the most faithful and insightful pastors of our time, addressing the most crucial issues of church life. Mark Dever refuses to separate theology and congregational life, combining pastoral insight with clear biblical teaching. This book is a powerful antidote to the merely pragmatic approaches of our day-and a refutation to those who argue that theology just isn't practical." - R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"This book is the perfect example of what a truly practical book on church health and growth should be-it gives concrete guidance for and examples of biblical principles being put into practice in the life and ministry of the local congregation." - J. Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
"Rare indeed are books on the church that begin with the Gospel. Rarer still are books that derive methodology for building the church from the Gospel. This excellent book does both." - C. J. Mahaney, Senior Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
"The Deliberate Church shares many of the ministry lessons that Dr Dever and his colleagues have learned from Scripture and sought to implement in the life of their church community. This book is for anyone who wants to get serious about following the biblical pattern for the church and is looking for down-to-earth practical help." - Philip Graham Ryken, President, Wheaton College
About the Authors
Mark Dever (PhD, Cambridge University) is senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and pastor of 9Marks Ministries. Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide.
Paul Alexander (M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is the pastor of Grace Covenant Church in South Elgin, Illinois. He is the co-author of The Deliberate Church and previously served as a contributing editor for 9Marks Ministries.
ByMark Dever & Paul Alexander
PublisherGood News Publishers / Crossway Books