Power for God's Sake

Power and Abuse in the Local Church

By Paul Beasley-Murray

Power for God's Sake

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  • ISBN: 9781597523394
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 8/18/2005
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
Web Price: $20.80

Power for God's Sake

Power and Abuse in the Local Church

By Paul Beasley-Murray

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597523394
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 8/18/2005
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

About-

How can churches be empowered, not overpowered, by individuals?

Power is a dangerous reality in ordinary church life. But when people bring God into the issue and "power for my sake" becomes "power for God's sake" the danger is even greater.

This expose of power abuse in churches today draws on a survey of churches within mainline Protestant denominations. Turning to the kind of "power-model" Jesus gives the would-be church leader, the author explores how power can be handled positively when power for God's sake is, in fact, power surrendered in the service of others.

An important book for all involved in leadership within the church.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"The well-researched evidence of this book . . . bears out the old truth that 'the heart is deceitful above all things' . . . In unmasking the reality of power in the local church, Paul Beasley-Murray has been courageous since he speaks the unspeakable. But in doing so, he has put us all in his debt."
--Derek J. Tidball, Principal of
London School of Theology

"A necessarily sensitive and costly book to write, and to read. It is a call for the discernment and dispersal of power, for its redistribution, and for the naming of false and abusive powers."
--Martyn Percy, Lincoln Institute for the
Study of Religion and Science,
University of Sheffield

Contributors-

Paul Beasley-Murray

Bio(s)-

Paul Beasley-Murray is senior minister at a thriving Baptist church in southern England. He has served as a missionary in Congo (Zaire) and as principal of Spurgeon's College in London.

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