035 - An Army of Ordinary People

I’ve always been interested in the house church movement, and I finally got a chance to sit down and read a book about it. An Army of Ordinary People simply tells stories of different house churches and describes different struggles and victories faced by those who join, lead, or start them. The stories are all interesting and quite well told by the author. The only real qualm I had with the book was the super-loose definition of the word “church.” Felicity Dale seems to define the word “church” by any group of two or more believers. The only problem with this is that she doesn’t include anything about Bible study, prayer, communion, or accountability in her definition. If it’s just two or more people together, in my opinion, it waters down what a church really is.

With the exception of my difference of opinion in how a church is defined I really did enjoy this book. The writing was extremely good, and Felicity did an excellent job of offering the common Christian a look into the basics of the house church movement.

I’m also supposed to let you know that I received a free reader’s copy of this book from Tyndale House in exchange for reviewing the book. However, I wasn’t required to give the book a positive review.

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