Loving the Church

Author: John Crotts
Paperback, 140 pages
ISBN 9780982438749

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About the book

Loving the Church reminds us how glorious God’s family really is, and the countless ways that you can flourish within it. In recent years the family has experienced a revival within Christian culture, but with this increased emphasis on the importance of the family, less value has been placed on God’s family, the church. One of the most important relationships for all Christians is their involvement in God’s family. Loving the Church lays the vital foundation for applying his glorious plan to our own lives.

Follow the story of five friends as they wrestle with important questions about the church. After each of their discussions about the church, the author leads the reader to understand the beauty and joy of being a member of the household of God.


If you’re looking for a book that helps people see the importance of the local church family, understand whey being a member of a church is for their spiritual good, shows them how they may serve in the church, and does all that in plain, accessible, engaging style without being preachy or too denomination-specific, I happily commend Loving the Church.
Thabiti Anyabwile, The Gospel Coalition

“Recovering and reaffirming the centrality of the church in God’s redemptive plan has never been more urgent than it is today. In Loving the Church, John Crotts calls us to renew our understanding of the church biblically and to demonstrate faithfulness to her. This book reminds us that there is no greater joy on earth than to be in God’s family, the church.”
—Tony Carter, Pastor, author of On Being Black and Reformed

“Before I was halfway through the book, I was thoroughly convinced of how much the Lord loves his church and how much I should love it, too! Loving the Church is a welcomed resource that clearly presents the value of the local church as God’s plan for his people to grow, serve, and worship him. This book is engaging in style and clear in its explanation of pertinent scriptures. I really liked it and I highly recommend it!”
—Martha Peace, Biblical Counselor, author of The Excellent Wife

About the author

John Crotts has been the pastor and teacher of Faith Bible Church in Sharpsburg, Georgia since 1995. He graduated from Liberty University and received his M. Div. from The Master’s Seminary. He serves as a board member of the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals. He co-authored the book Tying the Knot Tighter: Because Marriage Lasts a Lifetime with Martha Peace, and is the author of Mighty Men: The Starter’s Guide to Leading Your Family and Craftsmen: Christ-Centered Proverbs for Men.


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