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Life in the Father's House, Revised and Expanded

A Member's Guide to the Local Church

Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781596380349
Publication Date 11/01/06

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This book introduces us to the meaning of church membership, the traits of a good church, and how we are to function as parts of the body. Written for laypeople, it includes practical discussions on church leadership, male and female roles, worship, spiritual gifts, confrontation, unity, and prayer. Revised and expanded with study questions and new conclusions.


"Life in the Father’s House is simply the best book to give new members of an evangelical, local church. Indeed, it is the best book to give new Christians in general as they seek to understand how to live and love the Lord and others within the body of Christ."

—Lance Quinn

"This book lays out the crucial pattern for conduct in the fellowship that leads to the fulfillment of our Lord’s desire in the church."

—John MacArthur


The Authors

Wayne A. Mack

Wayne A. Mack

Wayne A. Mack is professor of biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute and director of Association of Certified Biblical Counselors—Africa. He has written over twenty-five books, including Preparing for Marriage God's Way.

David Swavely

David Swavely

Dave Swavely (MDiv) was the founding pastor of Faith Church in Sonoma, California, and planted a church in the Malvern area near Philadelphia. He has also written Decisions, Decisions: How (and How Not) to Make Them. He coauthored, with Wayne A. Mack, Life in the Father's House: A Member's Guide to the Local Church and, with Harry L. Reeder, From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church.