Annotated Bibliography -- By: Anonymous
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Berkouwer, G. C. The Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976. Perhaps the most important Continental Reformed theologian of the era. An important book for serious theological readers.
Bettenson, Henry, ed. Documents of the Christian Church. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1970. A very important resource for students.
*Blue, Ken. Healing Spiritual Abuse. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 1993. A very-well-written treatment of the abuses of legalism in shepherding the church in our time. Anyone interested in being part of a “reforming” church movement must read this book.
*Bonhoeffer, Dietrich. Life Together. New York, New York: Harper, 1954. I consider this little book of only 122 pages a classic. It has helped to keep me genuinely optimistic and loyal to the community when I grow tired of my own failures and those of others in the church.
Clowney, Edmund. The Doctrine of the Church. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1976. A very fine treatment which can help the non-technical reader.
Colson, Charles. The Body. Dallas, Texas: Word Publishing Company, 1992. A good treatment with helpful anecdotes but a confused message. So much good can be found in this book, yet it is tarnished by confusion regarding contemporary Roman Catholicism. If you read this book you will understand why Colson helped write and draft the 1994 document, “Evangelicals and Roman Catholics Together.” See review in this issue.
*Frame, John M. Evangelical Reunion. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1991. A serious Reformed scholar tackles an
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issue that will never be solved but must be tackled anyway—”What shall we do with denominations in the light of Jesus’ prayer for unity?” How can we meaningfully address barriers between us, and advance Christ’s kingdom without compromising the Gospel? Whether or not you agree with Frame he will make you grapple with important issues.
*Guinness, Os and Seel, John. No God But God: Breaking with the Idols of Our Age. Chicago: Moody Press, 1992. A major undertaking which offers essays on a range of subjects dealing directly with the need for reforming the church in our age. Shows modern evangelicalism to be severely impoverished.
Hull, Bill. Can We Save the Evangelical Church? Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1993. Hull says “yes” to the question he raises and offers generally useful and practical approaches for us to consider.
Klug, Eugene F. A. Church and Minist...
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