Mark Driscoll, pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, has put together a unique series of books. This series is called “A Book You’ll Actually Read.” The intention of this series is obviously in the title. Driscoll’s hope is to put a summary of each of these topics into a readable and digestible form in order for the reader to complete the book in one sitting (an hour?).
In his book “On Church Leadership,” Driscoll focuses on such church leadership areas as “Pastor Jesus,” Elders, Deacons, Members, Women in ministry, leadership teams and then follows these sections with answers to common questions, recommended reading and a sample church covenant. In the final book in the series (or 1st book, depending on your perspective), “On Who is God?,” Driscoll gives a succinct summary of Theology Proper (the doctrines of God). He covers such important issues as knowledge about God, the nature of God, the incarnation of God and more. Again he follows these sections with a list of web-related and book resources.
This series is a great resource for individuals and churches. I highly recommend these books for new believers or young believers (teens, especially). Driscoll really presents these subjects in a very readable and easy to understand format without sacrificing solid biblical content. For those familiar with Driscoll, he also avoids some of the more controversial styles or content that he has been known for in the past. Instead he lets the content of Truth remain the sole area of controversy. These are great books to give away and/or stock in your library…and costing around $10 retail – they are affordable, too. - Pastor Todd Burgett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Mark Driscoll knows something about church leadership. He founded Mars Hill Church in Seattle in 1996, and it is now one of the fastest-growing and most prolific church-planting churches in America. Writing out of his personal experience and biblical conviction, Driscoll examines six important areas of church leadership, packing big truth into this little book, making it a book you’ll actually read.
This book also includes some helpful appendices that answer seventeen common practical questions about church leadership, as well as a sample membership covenant and a list of recommended reading for further study on church leadership.
On Church Leadership is part of a series of thorough, inexpensive, and accessible books that give clear, biblical answers to difficult theological questions and controversies. Through this series, readers will get a solid and simple introduction to a major doctrine by investing just a little time and money.