Yes! Church Does Matter!!!

Posted: January 25, 2012 in Book Review

Joshua Harris

Joshua Harris is a well respected author and pastor who I enjoy reading. In his book, Why Church Matters, he addresses the reasons why every believer needs to be plugged into a local church and how and why they should serve. The church is more than just a building, it’s Jesus’ bride that he will return to one day. Harris calls the church a family, and the body of believers. I really appreciate that Harris measures a good church on discipline as well because so many churches forget this vital quality within the body that is described in Matthew 8. This is a very easy read, about a hundred plus pages, but it is a very useful book when contemplating and wondering about the church and it’s importance.

Useful chapters that I really appreciated was chapter 5, about choosing a church and what matters most in a church such as doctrine, leadership, and the people. Most of his questions target the gospel, which they should. Another profitable chapter 6 which is all about how to make the most out of Sunday morning. Many people just come and go in and out of church and Harris talks about things such as preparing for Sunday morning with your heart and prayer. Overall this book is a good read. It could go deeper, but it is a great introductory book on Why Church Matters.

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