What Would Jesus Say about Your Church? by Richard Mayhue
Mayhue is a master of the overview. Every book of his that I have read could be used as a text book on the subject at hand. What Would Jesus Say about Your Church is no exception. Mayhue surveys the seven churches of Asia from Revelation 2-3 plus the New Testament churches of Thessalonica, Philippi, Corinth, Antioch and Jerusalem. When he is finished the reader has a solid understanding of each of these churches and how they pleased and/or displeased the Lord. Mayhue is a careful exegete of Scripture, so what you find in these pages is true to the Word – almost a novelty in Christian literature today.
What you will not find in this book is an analysis of the contemporary church, but that is not his purpose. His purpose is to identify marks of a God-honoring church so that we can examine ours in the light of these marks. Here he does a good job. This volume is especially valuable for the Bible teacher.