Released in the UK March 2022
Released in the US March 2022
Trade paperback | 240 Pages
9781527108349 • £9.99 $14.99
BISAC – REL067050
What is the Church? Why does it need to exist, and why is it so important? In this important addition to the Good Portion series, Erin Wheeler unpacks what the Bible says about the Church and invites us to see the beauty of the Bride of Christ. She begins by ensuring that we understand what the Church is before turning our attention to the specific things that churches do. This book not only ensures that our minds and hearts are filled with correct doctrine, but encourages us to take steps towards putting our understanding into practice.
Erin is married to Brad, the lead pastor at University Baptist Church, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. They have four teenagers. She works part time as a labor and delivery RN, retreat speaker, occasional writer for TGC and 9Marks. Erin loves discipling, teaching women how to study their Bible, and everything outdoors.
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.
Author of ‘Teach Me to Feel: Worshipping Through the Psalms in Every Season of Life’
… faithful and fun, biblically informed and rich in simple, direct illustrations.
Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church and President, 9Marks.org, Washington, DC
… enormously clear, accessible and helpful.
Malini Ruth Singh
Satya Vachan Church, Lucknow, India.
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.
Writer and Speaker