... a challenge to the new atheism movement—people who think that history has outgrown Christianity.
416 pgs. -- The purpose of this book is neither dogmatic nor academic, but is systemic in that it endeavors to provide a reading of Ephesians and a biblical perspective that issue out of the wholeness of the Bible. It labors to hold various themes, lessons, and aspects together in order to display the Bible’s sustainable depth and breadth in the light of Christ in the twenty-first century.
“Ephesians–Recovering the Vision of a Sustainable Church In Christ is a much-needed diagnosis of what is ailing the Church (universal), an illness brought about by not being self-consciously Christ-centric in our theology or our social engagement. Ross doesn’t deliver a commentary (nor does he intent the book to be one); he supplies a corrective in the form of a narrative about the Christian life and our intersection with a world that refuses to understand.”
–Barry Sheets, Executive Director, Institute for Principled Policy
“…the best work is your coverage of Ephesians 4:11-14. Getting back to what is the real definition and calling of a Pastor is a problem in the American church. I have encountered this over and over as I have traveled from church to church. I find you spot on in your treatment of the text. I also think you capture a great picture in your explanation of the place of each member of the church as an attendant of Jesus.” –Rev. Tim Lyzenga
Parkersburg News & Sentinel Press Release – March 15, 2014.