Loving the Church Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  January 21, 2013

Loving the Church by John CrottsThis week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Loving the Church: God’s People Flourishing in God’s Family by John Crotts (Shepherd Press, 2010). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

“Throughout the book, the reader will gain scripture based knowledge about the church as well as a new sense of appreciation for the Bride of Christ. The reader will also learn about the importance of his or her role in the church and why it is so important for Christians to gather together. This book is definitely a must-read for every Christian!”
Amberly Zimmerman (www.burden4africa.blogspot.com)

“Loving the Church is a thoughtful and well-presented book about the crucial role of church life in each believer… I happily recommend it to anyone wondering what church is all about.”
Mandy Johnson (mandybakerjohnson.com)

“How’s this for a timely subject? Not only is the world writing off church, but more and more professing Christians are. This book by Mr. Crotts and published by Shepherd Press enters the fray to stop the bleeding.”
Jimmy Reagan (reaganreview.wordpress.com)

“Crotts not only speaks of the Church universal, but he focuses on the local Church and the importance of being there and being involved. He also speaks about Elders and Deacons and their requirements and duties… I give it 5 out of 5 stars.”
Roger Leonhardt (reformedreader.blogspot.com)

Loving The Church by John Crotts is about seeing the church as God’s glorious family… This book is easy to read which is good for a new Christian who needs to know why and how he should be involved with the church. ”
Chris Land (keepingthemainthing.blogspot.com)

“Pastor and Bible teacher John Crotts has written a most excellent and notable book concerning how we as God’s people are to live, love and function in the Church: “The Body of Christ” or “The Household of Faith” as it is referred to in the Scriptures.”
Harold Cameron (thebiblesays.typepad.com)

“John Crotts did an incredible job of tackling this very touchy subject, as well as presenting it in a way to make it palatable and well-received.”
Sarah Jean Cobb (www.sarahjeancobb.blogspot.com)

“Loving the Church is a concise and persuasive text addressing an issue of some urgency in the contemporary church.”
David Hodges (piouseye.com)

“I plan to stash a few extra copies of Loving The Church in my office, ready to hand out to people who wonder what this church thing is all about, and why it’s so important to God’s plan.”
Jeff Randleman (www.jeffrandleman.com)

“Apart from its relaxed style, the book’s greatest strength is its full-tilt assault against the consumerist attitude to church that pervades much evangelical culture. This alone is enough to make the book wroth reading.”
Steve Jeffery (www.northlondonchurch.org)

“I would recommend Loving the Church to those who are questioning the role of the local church in their lives. This would also be a good book to share with friends who are in that position as a means of discussing this important topic.”
Persis Lorenti (triedbyfire.blogspot.com)

“Overall, Loving the Church is a solid, biblical presentation of God’s blueprint for the local church. I am confident newer Christians will enjoy the brevity (131 pages) and winsome style of Crotts’ work.”
Clint Letterman (pastpresentblog.com)

“I believe Crotts has written a good book. The manner in which he sets up the book, interjecting this circle of friends into the storyline, makes the book easier to read and kept it from becoming too much like a textbook.”
Steven Ruff (stevenruff.wordpress.com)

“The title is easy to read, may be completed in a few sittings, and will challenge the reader to consider how he/she fits into the church and what role he/she can play in helping the church grow and mature in Christ. Recommended.”
Michael Taylor (mtaylor.thoughts.com)

“This book is designed to remind us that God is building His Church to Glorify Him and Bless His people. Part of the way we are blessed in Church is by having a Church family that can watch our family and help lovingly, truthfully show us our sin in ways only a Church can do.”
Faith Farrell (foundachristianbyhisgrace.blogspot.com)

“I like how readable this book is and think it would be a great discussion starter for a church small group or between friends at a coffee shop.”
James Matichuk (thoughtsprayersandsongs.com)

“So many times we do church for ourselves without realizing it when it should be for the glory of God. This study helps you see what that looks like.”
Jeanie Schwagerman

Where to Buy:
Loving the Church: God’s People Flourishing in God’s Family by John Crotts is available at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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