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Godís Church My Place
What it Means to Belong to a Christian Community
by Steve Tilley
Publisher:BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship)
This is a timely, insightful, enjoyable and challenging book to read. It's style is richly entertaining and fluid as it looks into what being a part of the Christian community, and going to church, is really all about, looking at it from many points of view and not least looking at it from within a biblical context too. It addresses things like should you choose your church or service solely on the basis of the music played there? How do you enliven your church? How not to be a leader and many more subjects that are relevant to how we actively live out being a church community. Given the author is a Church of England clergyman the main focus is based on more mainstream denominational congregations, however he does not overlook the fact that there are other denominations and actively tries to highlight the similarities along with the difference, after all being part of a community has a commonality about it regardless of denominational style or church building (or school!) used to meet in.
At the end of each chapter there is a pause for thought, discussion questions and a short prayer, thus making this book a really good basis for a church study Ė and what a great church activity working on this book would be - but equally it makes a really good thought provoking read just for an individual too.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (05/07/12)