Deals with every aspect of the roles and offices of deacons in the church, including the deacon's marriage, wife, children, family life, conduct, priorities, and other pertinent issues of deacons as role models of servant leadership in the church.Publishers Description
After nineteen years in print and over 200,000 copies sold, Broadman & Holman is publishing an updated edition of Deacons: Servant Models in the Church. Henry Webb deals with every aspect of the roles and offices of deacons in the church, including the deacon's marriage, wife, children, family life, conduct, priorities, and other pertinent aspects of deacons as role models of servant leadership in the church.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.83" Width: 5.82" Height: 0.57"
Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2001
Publisher Broadman And Holman
Availability 21 units.
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|Primarily for Baptists Jan 12, 2007|
|Of the books currently available on the subject of deacons, this one is about in the middle. Written from a Baptist point of view, it sees the office of deacon through that lens. (By the same token, the Catholics have their own unique idea of what a deacon should be. You can read about that in The Liturgical Ministry of Deacons by Michael Kwatera.)|
The first 60% of Webb's book is focused on the character and conduct of deacons, how they are elected and ordained, etc. Only in the last third do you get much about the actual work deacons are called to do. I would have appreciated more unpacking of Acts 6, and more on the actual work of serving widows, orphans and others in need. (Mercy ministry.)
If that's more of what you are looking for, see The New Testament Deacon: The Church's Minister of Mercy by Alexander Strauch.
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