Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Book Review: "Loving the Church" by John Crotts

Loving the Church (2010) by John Crotts  If I were to rate this book on a scale of 1-10 it would barely get a 3.  It was very poorly written.  The author tried to weave a story throughout the book to enhance the overall message and provide the opportunity for application, unfortunately there is little consistency to this "story" and many times the characters are forced and do more to detract from the message than enhance it.  Also, there are many assumptive statements that he never even tries to back up with information.  Unfortunately, I feel that what he has to say is very important and I agree with many of his conclusions, but his presentation leaves much to be desired.  The one highlight of the book is his treatment of Biblical eldership within a church.  I felt that he at least did a good job of handling that.

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