Book Review, “The Blessed Church,” Robert Morris, Author

The Blessed Church: The Simple Secret to Growing the Church You Love, written by Robert Morris, is a book that seeks to bring a conceptual design regarding church growth.

The idea behind this publication is commendable. Who wouldn’t want their church to grow? But its content carries the reader along a path of confusion. While trying to convey a model to follow, Morris uses the model for his own church, Gateway Church, which sounds more like a corporate run business than a Biblically run church. In fact, Morris implies that a church should not be afraid to sounding somewhat corporate.

When addressing what he considers church government, Morris turns to an unusual example to follow from the Old Testament: Moses. In fact, Morris quite often refers to the Old Testament in an attempt to solidify his idea of church structure. In doing so, he evades the leadership model of the New Testament, which does not allow for the minister to be the final authority, which appears to be what Morris prefers.

To purchase this book or not, that seems to be the question. My suggestion would be to find some time to sit at your local bookstore/coffee house and read enough of the book to formulate your own opinion on purchasing it or not.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

Published in: on January 14, 2013 at 11:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

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