Nine Marks of a Healthy Church (3rd Edition)

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Crossway, Aug 31, 2013 - Religion - 304 pages

Now in its third edition and featuring a new foreword by New York Times best-selling author David Platt, pastor Mark Dever’s classic book is not an instruction manual for church growth. Rather, it is a wise pastor’s recommendation for how to assess the health of a church using nine crucial qualities often neglected by many of today’s congregations. Church leaders and church members alike will resonate with the principles outlined here, breathing new life and health into the church at large. In this newly revised edition, fresh arguments have been added (for example on expositional preaching, about the nature of the gospel, on complementarianism), illustrations have been updated, appendices have been changed, and cover has been improved.

 

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The author presents a persuasive argument as to why each of these marks is so important, and how they lead to one another. The first mark, expositional preaching, is central to the right functioning ... Read full review

Contents

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by David Platt
9
Introduction
25
Expositional Preaching
39
Biblical Theology
65
The Gospel
85
A Biblical Understanding of Conversion
105
A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism
127
A Biblical Understanding of Church Membership
155
Biblical Church Discipline
181
A Concern for Discipleship and Growth
207
Biblical Church Leadership
231
Tips for Leading the Church in a
259
Medicines from the Cabinet
277
General Index
291
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About the author (2013)

Mark Dever (PhD, Cambridge University) is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and president of 9Marks (9Marks.org). Dever has authored over a dozen books and speaks at conferences nationwide.

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