HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: Proving the Church of Christ
Author: Michael J. Davis
Publisher: Gospel Armory Publishing, 2018
Related website(s): http://www.GospelArmory.com (publisher)
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: Teens and adults
Rating: ***** 5 stars
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Davis, Michael J. Proving the Church of Christ (published in 2018 by Gospel Armor Publishing, Bowling Green, KY). Are all churches basically alike? Or is there something different about the church of Christ? And is it just one among many, or is it the only right church? This book searches the Scriptures to find out the answers to these questions. Mike Davis is a faithful gospel preacher and a good friend. In Proving the Church of Christ, he shows what God’s word has to say about the Lord’s church with a total of nine chapters, one each on its oneness, time and place of beginning, name, plan of salvation, faithfulness, pattern of worship, established government, and continuity from the beginning, all of which have discussion questions, plus a final review of “Summary and Warning.”
The study contains the kind of teaching which I grew up hearing, back in the days when the Lord’s church seemed to be growing rapidly. While there are undoubtedly varied and complex reasons why the church does not appear to growing as quickly today as it once did, it just may be that one possible reason is that we do not hear the same kind of preaching about the uniqueness of the church of Christ as much as we used to. Davis’s book could well be useful in church Bible classes, home or small group Bible studies, and personal Bible devotions in order to stir up the minds of members of the church by way of remembrance, to instruct young people that they may be grounded better in the faith, and most of all “to teach others also” (2 Timothy 2:2).