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Eddie Hyatt: Pursuing Power

In this book, Hyatt points out the biblical truth that Jesus was the supreme example of one who laid aside power. This is seen most clearly in His coming to earth and the humble life that Jesus lived. He was born in a stable, into a poor family, and was raised in Nazareth, a city of no reputation.

If you hold to a very authoritarian or hierarchical view of the church or if you are opposed to women being in certain positions of leadership in the church, this book will challenge some of your beliefs. There is much to be learned here and there is much that cannot be argued with. I would recommend that leaders in particular read this book. The way of servanthood is to be the Christian way, a truth we frequently need to be reminded of. As believers we are to be like our Lord. This is the way forward; this is what will help the church make more of an impact in the world. As Hyatt says, “If there is to be true Christian revival and unity, there must be a letting go of power.” Amen to that.

Reviewed by John P. Lathrop

 

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Category: Ministry, Spring 2014

About the Author: John P. Lathrop is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister with the International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies. He has written for a number of publications and is the author of four books Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers Then and Now (Xulon Press, 2008), The Power and Practice of the Church: God, Discipleship, and Ministry (J. Timothy King, 2010), Answer the Prayer of Jesus: A Call for Biblical Unity (Wipf & Stock, 2011) and Dreams & Visions: Divine Interventions in Human Experience (J. Timothy King, 2012). He also served as co-editor of the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community (Wipf & Stock, 2013). Amazon Author page. Facebook

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