By The Rev. Tim Fountain,
It is hard to presume to review a book in which the author is endorsed by noted Reformed theologian J.I. Packer.
Restoring Health approaches one of the “Pastoral Epistles” of the New Testament – manuals on church leadership – from a little mentioned feature of the historic setting to which it was written. The folks on the island of Crete, where Titus served as a Christian leader, were a culture shaped by Mediterranean pirates.
It takes a healthy leader to engage such a culture and transform it, rather than being overcome by its toxic elements. Hird draws out implications for church leaders today.
Hird is a good scholar and entering into this small book provides immediate fresh insights into familiar Bible verses.
The Rev Tim Fountain
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