Life in the Father's House: A Members Guide to the Local Church

By Wayne A. Mack and David Swavely
Phillipsburg, NJ : Presbyterian and Reformed (1996). 211 Pages.

Reviewed by Dr. Richard Mayhue
7.2 (Fall 1996) : 276-277

This recent release by Dr. Wayne A. Mack, Professor of Biblical Counseling at The Master's College, and David Swavely, a 1996 graduate of The Master's Seminary, addresses the primacy of the local church. It deals with the kinds of issues and commitments that are essential for individual Christians to understand, grasp, and enact in their life.

The volume is thoroughly biblical and should be well received by pastors of every local church. Actually, every local church should use this volume in their new members' class and provide a free copy for every existing member. If Christians in every local church would embrace the principles extracted from Scripture and articulated in this volume, the church of Jesus Christ in the 21st century, should the Lord Jesus delay His coming, will be just as vibrant as the one we read of in the book of Acts.