Engaged? Which will you choose? A diamond? A pearl?
In Jesus' day a pearl was the most precious of gems. Are you engaged to Christ?
Read great insights from an award-winning author.
A little-understood parable that is full of practical teaching. This landmark book reveals parallels about the beginning of a pearl and the beginning of the Church, their formation, shape, location, source, condition, value, and more.
This eBook is an updated version of the print book “One Precious Pearl” which won five book awards. • Gold, Literary Excellence, World Book Award (1 of 3 awards across all genres)• Book-of-the-Year, Religion: Eastern/Western, Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award• Winner, Book: Biblical Studies, The Word Guild (Canada)• Runner-up, Religion: Christianity, International Book Award• Finalist, Religion: Christianity, The USA "Best Books" Award
The "Think and Grow" section at the end of the chapters includes significant material for additional study by groups or individuals. Are you unsure you are operating at your full Christian life potential? If so, this book is for you! This is an intensely practical book for Christians of all maturity levels!
Reader Responses (to an earlier version)
Jerry & Maureen Shoop, Senior Pastor ~ We have been Christians for over 40 years, but never have been so enlightened and enriched by the in-depth study of [God's Church: Christ's Pearl]. Now when we come across passages dealing with the subject, you have given us new meaning and insight. William J. Peterson, Senior Editor for Christian Book Publishers ~ This is an excellent Bible study. He really develop insights that I hadn’t appreciated before in [God's Church: Christ's Pearl]. He writes clearly so that the material is easily understood by both clergy and laity. (Mr. Petersen is Emeritus Senior Acquisitions Editor for Baker Book House and Fleming H. Revell. He also serves on the Editorial Board and as a mentor for the Christian Writers Guild.)
Elizabeth Hightower, Women’s Ministry Leader, Laurelwood Baptist Church ~ Thank you so much for giving me the honor of reviewing your beautiful book! I will never think of a pearl in the same light again. I absolutely love the way you have drawn a parallel between the pearl and the Church. This is inspired!
Ronald B. Allen, Senior Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary ~ [Mr. Russell] has shown his best work, in the development of the concept of the Church as a pearl of great price. Throughout this study there is a development of analogical thought, where the latent imagery of the pearl is made clear for the modern reader. His content is superior throughout. He has drawn on a natural science and Biblical thought without violating either. I have learned a great deal about the concept of a pearl and have appreciated more the concept of the Church as the Pearl of Christ.
Loren Fischer, Senior Pastor ~ I admire what you are doing and your way of putting it! Praise the LORD!
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