What makes for a healthy church? A large congregation? Plentiful parking? Vibrant music?
You may have read books on this topic before-but not like this one. This new expanded edition of Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is not an instruction manual for church growth. It is a pastor's recommendation of how to assess the health of your church using nine crucial qualities that are neglected by many of today's churches.
Whether you're a church leader or an involved member of your congregation, you can help cultivate these elements in your church, bringing it new life and health for God's glory.
"If you are a Christian leader, be careful of the work you are now holding in your hand: it may change your life and ministry."
-D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
"This is a foundational work which I highly recommend."
-John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher
"I want God's word about the church. I turn with hope and confidence to Mark Dever's radically biblical commitment. Few people today have thought more or better about what makes a church biblical and healthy."
-John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision, Bethlehem Baptist Church
"This is the best book I have read on this topic of critical importance."
-C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries
"Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is required reading for my students in ecclesiology."
-Paige Patterson, President, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
" This book] belongs in the hands of every faithful pastor and all those who pray for reformation in this age."
-R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Nine Marks of a Healthy Church is a biblical prescription for faithfulness."
-J. Ligon Duncan III, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS