Love or Die: Christ's Wake-up Call to the Church
by Alexander Strauch
ISBN 093608328X (0-936083-28-X)
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Softcover, Lewis & Roth Publishers, 2008
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Book summary: In his challenging exposition of Revelation 2:2-6, Alexander Strauch examines this alarming rebuke of Jesus Christ to his church. Part I of the book reminds us that an individual or a church can teach sound doctrine, be faithful to the gospel, be morally upright and hard-working, and yet be lacking love and therefore, be displeasing to Christ. Love can grow cold while outward religious performance appears acceptable--even praiseworthy.
Part Two of Love or Die presents practical ways to cultivate love in the local church, including chapters that challenge us to Study Love, Pray for Love, Teach Love, Model Love, Guard Love and Practice Love.
A five-lesson study guide is included, making this an exceptional tool for classes and small groups.
"Jesus commanded us to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. Yet few Christians take those commands seriously. Alexander Strauch does, and in Love or Die: Christ's Wake-up Call to the Church, he helps us understand how to apply Jesus' commands both as individuals, and corporately in our churches. All believers will benefit from a serious study of this book." -- Jerry Bridges, author Pursuit of Holiness
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