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Hitting the Marks: Restoring the Essential Identity of the Church
Hitting the Marks: Restoring the Essential Identity of the Church

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Author: Barry J. York
Publisher: Crown & Covenant Publications
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 161 pp

Stock Status:In Stock
Product Code: DS269

Evaluating a church or choosing a good one can be a difficult task. So many styles, so many types, so many different experiences and focuses. We quickly see the activities of a church, and those can be important; but how much do they reveal about the church’s essential nature? Are there signs that a church is actually a good church, both on the surface and deep down?

Those questions lead to others. What distinguishes a true congregation of God’s people from a cult, a misguided sect, or an apostate church? What may be signs that a church is drifting away from its calling?

Historically, the church has provided answers to these questions from the Scriptures, which are a sure and lasting guide. Certain marks have been given to distinguish the true, visible church from false ones. In particular, there are three essential identification marks, which we will explore in this book.

Whether you are looking for a church, seeking to understand your own church experience better, or wanting to guide others in deepening the church's true identity, this book is for you.

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5 of 5 What makes a church a true church? November 21, 2019
Reviewer: PATTY MCCRACKEN from BEAVER FALLS, PA United States  
In our present culture where the activities of a church are more important to us than the essential nature of the church, this book helps us to understand biblically what the identity and purpose of the church is.                                                            
Our adult church school class studied this book last spring and it encouraged us to exercise greater faithfulness toward hitting the marks of the essential identity and purpose of our local body of Christ.

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5 of 5 Great read! November 5, 2019
Reviewer: brianna mccracken from beaver, PA United States  
I would highly recommend this book. I found it really helpful in thinking about how you decide on what church to go to and what to look for in a church, if you are searching for a church to attend. I really appreciated the honest look at the church today.

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