In terms of practical Christianity, Jerry Bridges is easily one of the men who has challenged and encouraged me most. In fact, his books The Pursuit of Holiness, The Discipline of Grace, and Trusting God are ones that I give away and recommend on regular basis. His new book, True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia, on the subject of Christian fellowship promises to be of similar impact and it’s free today for the Kindle. Here’s the description:
Fellowship among believers is more than just talking over coffee after church service. Biblical fellowship in New Testament times—or koinonia—had rich and varied meanings, including covenant relationship, partnership in the gospel, communion with God and others, and the sharing of earthly possessions.
In True Community, best-selling author Jerry Bridges (The Pursuit of Holiness, Respectable Sins, Trusting God) explores koinonia and the practical implications it has for today’s church. With discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book will help you dig deeper into what Christian community in the twenty-first century should look like. You will come away with a new appreciation for fellowship, the church, and what God intended the body of Christ to be.