Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

United Methodist Questions. United Methodist Answers.

About The Book:  Popular author F. Belton Joyner has revised his best-selling resource for introducing the United Methodist Church. In a humorous yet respectful style, Joyner takes the reader through illuminating questions and answers on United Methodist terms and beliefs on God, Jesus, the Bible, the church, salvation, and more. Examples of Joyner's questions include "Why did Jesus have to die?" "Who was John Wesley, and who were all those other figures?" "Is the Bible infallible?" "What is The Book of Discipline?" This revised edition includes new sections on United Methodism as a global church, United Methodist ministries beyond the congregation, and United Methodist theology in conversation with other Christian traditions. It has also been updated to reflect recent changes to The Book of Discipline and the orders of ministry. The book's question-and-answer format easily lends itself to use in Sunday school classes and also works for individual study. From new recruits to lifelong United Methodists, readers will gain a lively sense of what is special and important about their denominational home.
About The Author: F. Belton Joyner Jr. is a retired United Methodist pastor who teaches courses in Methodist history and Wesleyan Theology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He sits on the Judicial Council, the United Methodist Church's "Supreme Court," which interprets church law and determines constitutionality of proceedings at all levels of church life. In addition to writing United Methodist Questions, United Methodist Answers, Joyner is the author of Being United Methodist in the Bible Belt, also available from Westminster John Knox Press.
My Thoughts About The Book:  I have been a Methodist all my life.  I have been a pastor for two years and this book is amazing.  I loved the question-and-answer format, and clear, easy to understand writing of the book and found the book to be an excellent resource for me as a lay person and as a pastor.  There were  a number of questions that all Methodists have asked at one time or another and simple answers to help a young Christian or an aged one find the answers being searched for.  This book is a must in every pastor's library and a great help for Sunday School or Bible Study leaders.  Loved it!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from Netgalley Publicity Group  as part of their Book Review Blogger Programs. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  

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