The Gospel Driven Church Hardback
Retrieving Classical Ministries for Contemporary Revivalism
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The Gospel Driven Church
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The first in the Deep Church series, this book is an enquiry into the culture of revivalism and the urgent need to retrieve core ministry practices of the church.
Charismatic Renewal has at the core of its ideology an aspiration for revival. This is a laudable aspiration, but in recent years, in the absence of a large-scale evangelistic impact, it has encouraged a faddist mentality among church leaders. The Gospel Driven Church documents this development and the numerous theological and pastoral distortions that take place when genuine revival fervour transmutes into revivalism. Moreover, Stackhouse aims to show how a retrieval of some of the core practices of the church, such as preaching, sacraments, the laying of hands and prayer is essential at this crucial stage in the trajectory of the renewal movement in the UK. He commends to church leaders a recovery of these means of grace - including Spirit baptism - as a way of keeping the church centred on gospel rather than mere pragmatic concerns about size and numbers.
The Gospel Driven Church by Ian Stackhouse was published by Paternoster Press in September 2004 and is our 14486th best seller. The ISBN for The Gospel Driven Church is 9781842272909.
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Details for The Gospel Driven Church
|Page last updated||6th December 2014|
|Author / Artist||Ian Stackhouse|
|Publisher||Paternoster Press (September 2004)|
|Number of Pages||304|