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Book Reviews: Books by Edmund P. Clowney and William Greenhill

The Church by Edmund P. Clowney.

Dr. Clowney presents a multi-faceted examination of the church throughout the Bible. Writing against the backdrop that the Christian's home is in heaven, the author explores how the Christian is to worship God, grow in God and serve God during our sojourn on earth. A multitude of topics are covered. The author defines the church in terms of the Trinity. He writes: "According to the Bible, the church is the people of God, the assembly and body of Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit" (p. 28). He then examines how God is to be worshipped and the church's relationship to the world. There is a two-fold approach of the church to the world. First is the church's relationship with our civil government. Secondly is the church's mission to the world at large and how biblical principles are to be applied.