Thabiti Anyabwile (I know it looks like a difficult name, but if you work it, it isn’t that hard – really) has written a book that is brief (121 pages), informative, and necessary. Church membership is a misunderstood, and sometimes ignored, concept in the contemporary American church.
What Is A Healthy Church Member? is part of the 9Marks ministry headed up by Mark Dever (based on his book Nine Marks of a Healthy Church). Each of the small books in the series deals with one of the marks, such as church membership. Others deal with expository preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, a biblical view of conversion, evangelism, church discipline, discipleship, and leadership.
If you’re at all interested in the subject of church membership (what it is and why it’s important), then this book is one you’ll want to read. Tolle lege!