MEADVILLE, Pa. (PRWEB) January 06, 2020
“The Pharisee Factory: Is the Church Producing Pharisees or Disciples?”: a riveting look that will leave the readers with life-changing questions exploring discipleship and the church. “The Pharisee Factory: Is the Church Producing Pharisees or Disciples?” is the creation of published author Glenn Garvin, a man who has served God’s people and God’s causes through the local church. It’s from this vantage point that he tells the readers he still believes Christ-followers can look like the church Jesus prayed for.
Garvin writes, “A factory produces, but what if the product was not what the manufacturer ordered?” In this book, The Pharisee Factory, Glenn describes where the church has drifted off mission—choosing rules, knowledge, and power over God’s glorious reflection of himself. Like the Pharisees, who started out trying to protect the words of God, they moved toward controlling the words of God. Powerful leaders chose to operate much like the very ones that Jesus called ‘whitewashed sepulchers.’
“Who is responsible for the condition of the modern church? It lies with us, the local church leadership. We may know about the New Testament leadership model, yet we continue to sustain and promote practices that Jesus hated. Church leaders and church attenders have always known there is something off with our current model of ‘doing’ church. They just didn’t know exactly what went wrong and why.
“We now realize the modern model is too top-heavy, hierarchical, and authoritarian when held up next to the flattened, gift-rich, and flexible style of the New Testament church. We even know the historical damage that our modern models have caused. But have we looked at the results of our systems and structures over the past couple of millennia? The book just asks a simple question: have we produced more Pharisees than disciples?”
Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Glenn Garvin’s new book is a stirring account that makes the readers question if they have fulfilled their tasks as disciples of Christ or are they one of those Pharisees?
With this purpose, Garvin aims to inspire and encourage readers, especially the church leaders, to align their mission with that of Christ.
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