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Review of “Going to Church in the First Century” by Robert Banks
November 23, 2011, 2:08 pm
Filed under: 2A - Book Reviews

Here is my review of “Going to Church in the First Century” by Robert Banks. I wrote this back in June 15, 2010.

Robert Banks writes a historical fiction story of a gathering of 1st Century Christians at Aquila and Priscilla’s home in Rome. It is written from the perspective of a non-believer who attends the meeting with a Christian friend. Banks does a great job of providing a lot of contextual detail of 1st Century Rome into the story along with a typical organic form of gathering of believers which involved a meal and spending time together, living by the life of Christ. I love the story and helped me see better how the Lord’s Supper was part of a normal meal with believers and the informality of the gathering. May all of God’s churches, His body truly live by His life in face-to-face community under the Headship & Lordship of Jesus Christ! A must read!

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I agree, this is a great book. Lent my copy out to someone and never saw it again! 🙂

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