I walked away with a greater affection for God’s people, encouraged to invest deeply in my local church for the glory of God.
Hunter Beless, Host of the Journeywomen Podcast and author of Read it, See it, Say it, Sing it
… serves to clarify the vital doctrine of the church and how we as women must embrace it for all the right reasons.
Mary K. Mohler, Director, Seminary Wives Institute, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Wheeler is an engaging writer and a solid theologian whose own love for Christ’s bride shines on every page. If you are a woman looking to understand God’s design for the church, this book will be an invaluable resource.
Megan Hill, Author of ‘Contentment’ and ‘Praying Together’; Editor, The Gospel Coalition & mother of four (by birth and adoption)
Erin Wheeler writes as one who not only loves the church, but knows how to bring others into her love for Christ’s bride. This book is well–written, scripturally sound, and a beautiful invitation to love the local church.
Courtney Reissig, Author of ‘Teach Me to Feel: Worshipping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life’
Sister, the truths awaiting you here are not just necessary, like medicine. They are also beautiful, like the Messiah Himself.
Matt Smethurst, Managing Editor, The Gospel Coalition
Weighty and yet practical, Erin’s book is a rare find. Her passion for the church is visible and contagious. Her clear and personal writing style makes this easy to read and accessible for a new believer, while full of rich teaching for the seasoned saint. Reading this book will change the way you relate to your local church. If our churches are to be places that ‘protect and proclaim His glory to the world’ then they need to be filled with people who have been transformed by the truths of this book.
Adrienne Lawrence, Pastor’s Wife, Charles Simeon Trust instructor, Bible teacher
How many times have we, as Christian mothers, called to our children to get ready for church? How many times have we been met with a resounding groan? Honestly, my kids aren’t alone in complaining. I, too, need to be reoriented and reminded that God is at the center of the church, not me. Erin compellingly shows us from God’s Word (which is our very life) what it means to be the blood–bought, chosen, treasured, covenant people of God and how the gospel truly is ‘church–shaped.’ The doctrine of the church gets to the very heart of God. Read this book with sisters in your local church and grow together in your love for Jesus and His beloved bride.