Saturday, August 4, 2012

REVIEW: Anthony Mathenia

Keith Giles adds his voice to the growing number of those who identify as Christians, but have objections to how churches operate in today's society.

This Is My Body: Ekklesia as God Intended calls for a return to what Giles refers to as a 'New Testament Christianity' and he repeatedly draws attention to Bible passages which describe a kind of church that would be foreign to many today. He bluntly writes, "I believe it's time the Church went out of business." 

The book envisions a church that does not operate as a business enterprise with a 'CEO leadership' at the helm. Rather, Giles calls for a body of believers where all are empowered to act as ordained ministers in service to one another and society. 

In This Is My Body, Giles provides a well researched basis and personal experience from which he draws his observations in a conversational easy-to-read manner. 

The book is worth a read, especially for those who have fallen out of love with church.