Saturday, August 22, 2020

Titus by Jeff Dodge

Titus may be a small book in the Bible but it contains topics very relevant for Christians today. Here are a few covered in this study: that belief and actions should match, the character of church leaders and how they should be models, being aware of people trying to introduce false teaching, grace and the importance of godly behavior.

This study has some serious things to say about how we should behave as transformed followers of Christ. From Titus 3:1-8 comes the admonition to submit to rulers. Also, “One of the most visible expressions of godlessness is not the way we treat God, but the terrible way we treat our fellow human beings," Dodge writes. (802/1183) Those thought provoking issues are only from one lesson and there are six more.

I like how the format is designed for group study. Everything can be done in about an hour and requires no homework. It is a good study for people who cannot take the time for lots of homework when doing a Bible study. There are leader's notes in the back of the book so this study would be a good one for someone new to leading group studies.

This is a good seven lesson study on a small book with some very important issues for Christians today.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Jeff Dodge (DMin, PhD) is the teaching pastor at Veritas Church in Iowa City, Iowa. He also directs The Salt Network School of Theology as part of The Salt Network, a church planting movement. He is the author of two previous books. He and his wife have four children and several grandchildren.

New Growth Press, 96 pages.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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