The Covenantal Life: Appreciating the Beauty of Theology and Community (Paperback)
Today, many of us have lost our appreciation of the beauty of covenant theology and covenant community, and this has had dire consequences for us, resulting in misunderstandings of theology and individualism and isolationism in the church.
Author Sarah Ivill believes that a key solution to this problem is a robust understanding of covenant theology, which will deepen our knowledge of Scripture and enable us to truly serve our sisters by pointing them to Christ.
In The Covenantal Life, the author clearly and concisely sets forth the beauty of covenant theology and covenant community and encourages us to learn sound doctrine so that we can think biblically about the circumstances in our lives—and then help our sisters in Christ to do so as well.
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Part One: Appreciating the Beauty of Covenant Theology
1. I Can Think Straight
2. The Best Book Ever
3. All of Grace
4. The Heart of the Matter
5. But God
Part Two: Appreciating the Beauty of Covenant Community
6. A Different Kind of Community
7. From Life Taker to Life Giver
8. Speaking the Truth in Love
9. A Mandate and a Mission
10. The City That Is to Come
Sarah Ivill (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) has been leading, teaching, or writing women’s Bible studies since she was eighteen. She has served at the Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership, in Bible Study Fellowship, and as director of women’s ministry in the church. She is the author of other studies in this series on the biblical books of Romans, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude. She is a member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA) in Matthews, North Carolina.
In The Covenantal Life, Sarah Ivill again provides a gift to build up the body of Christ. She weaves together solid Bible study, biblical history, and sound doctrine. Her intent is to provide the reader with a clear picture of the big story of Scripture and the implications of that story for the lives of professing believers. Sarah provides more than just information to stimulate your thinking; she challenges readers to live out the doctrine of Scripture in a way that demonstrates the genuine community found in the body of Christ. This book would be valuable to any group or church that desires to build a community of love on a solid biblical foundation. — Stephen Estock, Coordinator, PCA Discipleship Ministries
I’m staring at my office bookshelves and noticing that I do not have one book about covenant theology written by a woman. Leave it to Sarah Ivill to be the first to write one. Sarah’s The Covenantal Life is clear and compelling, and it reignited my love for the beauty of Christ seen in covenant theology. Not only does it give us a thorough understanding of covenant theology but even more, it gives us a practical look at how this truth works itself out at the street level of our lives. This is required reading for all women leading a Bible study or small group who long to see Christ in all of the Bible as they disciple others. — Kari Stainback, Director of Women’s Ministries, Park Cities Presbyterian Church