James W. Walraven, One in Christ: Growing Toward Christian Maturity (Enumclaw: Redemption Press, 2020), 124 pp.
Jesus prays for the unity of all believers in his well-known high priestly prayer. He prays “that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:21, ESV). Tragically, the church is anything but united in our day. James W. Walraven addresses this concern in his most recent book, One in Christ.
One in Christ is a clear call to unity that is tethered to the truth of Scripture. The author appeals to followers of Christ to obey the mandate to pursue unity, even in the midst of a fractured church. Several examples of disunity are cited which serves as a springboard for the main theme of the book – Christian maturity.
The basis of Christian unity is explained in basic terms that are easily understood. Finally, Dr. Walraven explores several ways to pursue maturity. One in Christ is an excellent introduction to new believers and will be of great help to seasoned believers as well.
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