Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Salt, Light and Cities on Hills (Review)
This review is for the book "Salt, Light and Cities on Hills" by Melvin Tinker. In this book, the author addresses evangelism, social action and the church, and how they relate to one another.
Tinker begins the book by giving a history of social action and evangelism, so the reader knows the background of these topics. He then spends the rest of the book going over topics such as reformers, radicals, different ministries in churches, the sermon on the mount, service in the Bible, specific scripture in Isaiah and Acts, and how to make evangelism and social action personal in your own life.
I felt that this book was easy to understand and was very interesting. It appealed to me because I absolutely believe that both evangelism and social action are necessary. I also believe it is very easy to focus so much on the social action aspect that you can accidentally push evangelism to the side. Social action must never be about what we can do, but what God can do through us. I think Tinker makes some excellent points in this book and ties it all together really well.
Thank you to Cross Focused Reviews for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.