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FORTHCOMING TITLE, ETA DECEMBER 2021
Mark Dever’s Best-Selling Book, Newly Updated in Its Fourth Edition
There is no such thing as aperfectchurch—but there is such a thing as a healthy church. So what distinguishes a healthy church from an unhealthy one?
Now in its fourth edition,Nine Marks of a Healthy Churchis designed to walk readers through this very question. Expanding on each of the 9 marks—expositional preaching, gospel doctrine, concern for discipleship, and more—this classic text offers tried-and-true biblical principles for leading a church toward health. A must-read for pastors, church leaders, and laypeople, this updated edition features a new preface and added content on prayer and missions.
Table of Contents
Foreword by H. B. Charles Jr. Preface to the Fourth Edition (2020) Preface to the Third Edition (2013) Preface to the [2nd] “New Expanded Edition” (2004) Introduction
Chapter 1: Expositional Preaching Chapter 2: Gospel Doctrine Chapter 3: A Biblical Understanding of Conversion and Evangelism Chapter 4: A Biblical Understanding of Church Membership Chapter 5: Biblical Church Discipline Chapter 6: A Biblical Concern for Discipleship and Growth Chapter 7: Biblical Church Leadership Chapter 8: A Biblical Understanding and Practice of Prayer Chapter 9: A Biblical Understanding and Practice of Missions
Appendix 1: Tips for Leading the Church in a Healthy Direction Appendix 2: “Don’t Do It!” Why You Shouldn’t Practice Church Discipline Appendix 3: The Original 9 Marks Letter