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Life in the Father's House, Revised and Expanded

A Member's Guide to the Local Church

Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781596380349
Publication Date 11/01/06

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This book introduces us to the meaning of church membership, the traits of a good church, and how we are to function as parts of the body. Written for laypeople, it includes practical discussions on church leadership, male and female roles, worship, spiritual gifts, confrontation, unity, and prayer. Revised and expanded with study questions and new conclusions.


"Life in the Father’s House is simply the best book to give new members of an evangelical, local church. Indeed, it is the best book to give new Christians in general as they seek to understand how to live and love the Lord and others within the body of Christ."

—Lance Quinn

"This book lays out the crucial pattern for conduct in the fellowship that leads to the fulfillment of our Lord’s desire in the church."

—John MacArthur


The Authors

Wayne A. Mack

Wayne A. Mack

Wayne A. Mack is professor of biblical counseling at Strengthening Ministries Training Institute and director of Association of Certified Biblical Counselors—Africa. He has written over twenty-five books, including Preparing for Marriage God's Way.

David Swavely

David Swavely

Dave Swavely is the planter of three churches and the founder of The Way With Words nonprofit ministry. He is the coauthor of Life in the Father’s House: A Member’s Guide to the Local Church (with Wayne Mack) and From Embers to a Flame: How God Can Revitalize Your Church (with Harry Reeder) and is the sole author of Decisions Decisions, Who Are You to Judge?, and Unto Others: Rediscovering the Golden Rule, as well as many fiction titles. See more at