Perth, Australia (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
Author Graham Carslake has a “love affair” with the church. His deep love for their movement has driven him to write his book, “DNA of Churches of Christ” (published by Xlibris AU). This tells the pioneer stories of ordinary people seeking out a church home and lets them appreciate their vital past as the Churches of Christ movement. It is also for those who have never heard their story of faith.
In a very mixed up world, there are people who are trying to restore the style of church that Jesus began and to honour its heritage and message. How does “in essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things LOVE”, sound for a good beginning? Carslake reveals the story of how “uncluttered Christianity” became the heartbeat of a movement calling for the unity of Christians on the basis of restoring the life and witness of New Testament Christianity. He also tells how the pioneers, Thomas Campbell and son Alexander Campbell, Barton Stone and Walter Scott, all caught the same vision of the church and came together as one as they endeavoured to promote this mission.
“Here is a fresh approach for people to grow into the Christian church as a movement rather than as a denomination,” Carslake says. “Here is the seedbed of a relevant church able to adjust to a changing community in the 21st century and to meet all human needs.”
An enlightening and inspiring read, “DNA of Churches of Christ” captures the essence of the origins and its people with their brief stories that gives readers a taste of its heart beat.
“DNA of Churches of Christ”
By Graham Carslake
Hardcover | 6x9 in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781499022872
Softcover | 6x9 in | 104 pages | ISBN 9781499022902
E-Book | 104 pages | ISBN 9781499022841
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Graham Carslake was born on 13 January, 1938 at Northam, Western Australia. He earned a Muresk Diploma in Agriculture (Honours) in 1956. Farmed at Morawa, WA. He studied at the College of the Bible, Glen Iris, Victoria from 1960 - 1962 earning a Ministry Diploma. He received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1988. He ministered for 52 years with Churches of Christ. He is married to Freda; they have one son, Geoffrey, and two daughters, Robyn and Joanne.
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