The Reign of God and Missional Churches Today
Ron Lavin

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 0788024345
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Pages: 170
In this book, Ron Lavin explores in great depth exactly what witnessing is as well as what it is not. Whether the witness comes from an unnamed high school math teacher or a person one is hoping to marry, a pastor or a priest, it is always the same thing--it is simply the planting of a seed. The author reminds us that we are not necessarily responsible for the way people react to our witnessing or for the end result. That part is God's work. We, like the apostles, are only called to speak about what we have seen and heard. We are called to Witness.

This book is designed to be used in many different settings, from individual reading to Sunday School classes to church membership training. Based largely on the book of Acts, Witness leads members of a missional church through:
The priority of witnessing,
The difficulty of witnessing, and
The results of witnessing.

From establishing the need for the missional church, we are led through learning about prayer, repentance, hospitality, koinonia, hope and encouragement, and ultimately to exactly what it means to Witness both inside and outside the confines of the missional church today.

Ron Lavin has written many books both for CSS and other publishers, as well as numerous articles in magazines and sermons in books. He has a Doctor of Divinity from Carthage College and has been named in Who's Who in Religion, Who's Who Among Top Executives, and Who's Who in the World. The American Christian Writers also named Ron Writer of the Year in 2001. He and his wife, Joyce, have been married fifty years. They have three children and eight grandchildren. The Lavin's reside in Encinitas, California.