Author: Thom S. Rainer
Pages: 79 pages
Genre: Christian Living
Release Date: May 1, 2013
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Becoming a member of my local church was something I’d wanted to do for a while, but didn’t until recently because I had always believed I wouldn’t be in my city long-term. Once I realized I would be, I sent in my application and refreshed my e-mail about every 20 minutes until I got one back that said I was good to go. The following Sunday I received a little “new members” package which included this easy read (I was pretty excited that a book was one of the goodies). So, I read!
Rainer’s I Am a Church Member is a quick, personal read that takes a different approach to the meaning of the local church. Rather than the self-seeking culture that the world has taken on, Rainer challenges church members to seek to serve the local church instead. With effortless language, anecdotes, and scripture he provides practical approaches on how to do this and how to avoid a “the world is meant to serve me” mentality.
There is inevitably a written work out there that could go more into depth on this topic, which I would be most interested to read. However, for the purposes of this being for new church members who have different experiences, preferences, and may or may not like to read – I think this book hits the nail on the head. For that reason, I’m inclined to give it a 5 out of 5 stars. If you have a spare hour, I’d definitely encourage you to read through it! A great learning experience.