NEW RELEASE: Church Leadership

We would like to announce our newest title – Church Leadership by Donald Townsley – is now available.

Church Leadership (cover)By the Lord’s design, local churches are to be overseen by elders – mature, faithful men who would shepherd the flock in that place. This is a vital work. Sadly, though, many churches are lacking qualified men who are able to fill this role.

Donald Townsley (1931-2013) labored as a preacher of the gospel of Christ for over fifty years. Recognizing the lack of qualified, godly leadership in churches and the problems that come from that deficiency, he put together this material on the work of elders. His simple and straightforward outline of the topic will help men prepare themselves for this work and help congregations identify and develop elders among them.

There are questions at the end of each lesson to aid in personal and group studies of this material.

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NEW RELEASE: The Church of Christ

We would like to announce our newest title – The Church of Christ by Tolbert Fanning – is now available.

The Church of Christ (cover)Tolbert Fanning (1810-1874) was one of the early figures in the Restoration Movement and had a strong impact on brethren in the South. He began preaching early in his life and at one point traveled with Alexander Campbell, preaching through Ohio, Canada, and New England. He established Franklin College near Nashville and co-founded the Gospel Advocate, a journal that continues to be published today.

In The Church of Christ, Fanning addressed the issue of “church polity,” including the views among the denominations regarding their chosen form of church government. He articulated his view of the role of preachers and elders in the church today. His thought-provoking explanation of the organization of the church provides us with an opportunity to search the Scriptures and examine our understanding on this subject.

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This is the twenty-third release in our Ancient Landmarks Collection. This collection is made up of materials that have been produced by those associated with the Restoration Movement. More titles will be added to this collection in the future. Be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to be notified of new releases.

The Spirit of Restoration

Church History

There can be no restoration without the spirit of restoration which is the desire to take the New Testament as the standard of obedience. One cannot have the spirit of restoration without completely laying aside all human creeds, decrees of popes, and religious organizations unknown to the New Testament. Here are some vital facts that we must know and believe about the New Testament if we are to be successful in restoring New Testament Christianity: (1) The New Testament is divine – from God (2 Tim. 3:16-17); (2) It is authoritative (John 12:48); (3) It is intelligible (Eph. 3:4; 5:17); (4) It is universal (Mark 16:15-16); (5) It needs no revision (James 1:25; 1 Cor. 13:10); (6) It is sufficient (2 Tim. 3:16-17); and (7) It has life and power to bring the church into existence any time men choose to let it have its way in their lives (Luke 8:11; Heb. 4:12).

So I say to you, brother or sister in Christ, are you interested in restoring New Testament Christianity, or do you find yourself blindly following the popular crowd without seriously checking to see whether or not your practice is after the New Testament order? Remember, we are the Lord’s church ONLY if we walk according to God’s divine truth (1 John 2:19; 1 Cor. 11:19)!


The above post is an excerpt from the book, Church History: The Church, the Falling Away, and the Restoration by Donald Townsley. Follow the link to learn more about the book and purchase your copy today!

NEW RELEASE: Church History

We are happy to announce that our newest book – Church History: The Church, the Falling Away, and the Restoration by Donald Townsley – is now available!

Church History (cover)Download a sample of the book!

A study of church history helps us understand present-day conditions in the religious world and the origin of the various denominations. It also helps us to have a greater appreciation for the church in the New Testament. This study should serve as a warning against the introduction of innovations and errors, no matter how innocent and insignificant they may appear.

Donald Townsley (1931-2013) was a preacher of the gospel of Christ who devoted himself to that work for over fifty years. In Church History, Townsley outlines the history of the church, departures from the faith that led to the formation of various denominations, and attempts at reformation and later restoration. Special emphasis is given to the Restoration Movement and various issues that impacted churches of Christ in the 20th century.

Townsley’s ability to condense a vast amount of information into a concise volume arranged in an easy to digest outline makes this book a valuable reference work for anyone interested in a history of the church, the falling away, and the restoration.

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NEW RELEASE: Benevolence: An Apologetic on the Use of Church Funds for the Needy

We would like to announce our TWO newest titles – Benevolence: An Apologetic on the Use of Church Funds for the Needy (Student and Instructor’s Manuals) by Wade Holt – are now available.

Benevolence (both covers)

NOTE: There are TWO versions of this book – a student manual and an instructor’s manual.

These books contain a comprehensive study on the topic of benevolence and the use of church funds. The material covers such ideas as Bible authority, the work of the church, the responsibility of individuals with their money, historical controversies, practical guidelines for offering benevolence, and more. There are case studies to consider and questions at the end of each section to help facilitate discussions when used in group Bible studies.

Note about the instructor’s manual: In addition to the material in the student manual, this instructor’s manual also includes additional comments from the author and answers to the questions contained in the study.

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Benevolence is an important work for individuals and churches. There have been questions and debates about this issue throughout the years. Wade Holt has put together a thorough (over 200 pages) study of this topic, arranged in a way that can be used for personal and group Bible studies (including questions throughout the book) with a student and instructor’s manual.

Besides the Bible class setting, the instructor’s manual contains almost 50 extra pages of additional comments and can be a stand-alone volume that would make a valuable resource for the library of every serious Bible student.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Now through 10/10/19, use coupon code B15 at checkout to receive 15% OFF and FREE SHIPPING when you order either book!

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