Book Review : Invitation to Philippians; Building a Great Church Through Humility

Invitation-to-PhilippiansI recently received Donald R. Sunukjian’s new book “Invitation to Philippians; Building a Great Church Through Humility” for review. This book is part of the author’s “Biblical Preaching for the Contemporary Church” with books on Galatians, Mark, and Joshua forthcoming. Sunukjian is the Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. The content of this book is a series of sermons that the author delivered at some point in the past that have been “slightly edited to their present form in order to adjust from the hearing ear to the reading eye.” The focus of the book is to present a case for personal humility based on Christ’s example of humility.

Simply put, this book doesn’t work. Sunukjian published a textbook entitled, “Invitation to Biblical Preaching”. He writes, “The purpose of this series is to offer models of the principles presented in the textbook.” Although the material of this particular book is okay, the fact that the reader would need to have read the textbook to properly understand what Sunukjian wanted them to understand creates a huge vacuum. I cannot recommend this book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from CrossFocus Reviews as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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