Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | April 19, 2015

‘What about the Church?’

“What About the Church” contains six separate booklets of sermons prepared and presented by Russell M. Stendal.  Each sermon is about the responsibilities we have as God’s people living in the end times and on this side of the new covenant.

Our denominations, groups and organized movements don’t measure up to God’s standards.  The Scriptures don’t outline the structure of the church other than what Paul says in his letters.  Pastors and church leaders may not approve of Stendal’s thoughts on tithing.  It is actually the most enlightening part of the book.

I have read several of Stendal’s books and have found them particularly thought-provoking.  I would have enjoyed hearing these sermons presented.  He does not sugarcoat his message.  Some of his messages are hard to hear.  He bases his writing on the Scripture, and he has an interesting theology.  I am sure that it comes from his life raised on the mission field and living as a missionary all of his life.  He has written many books, including “Rescue the Captors” about his experience as a hostage of Marxist rebels in Colombia,  South America.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Life Sentence Publishing, as part of their Book Review Blogger 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.”


  1. Thanks for the truthful review, Jill! As a church, we need more readers of serious Christian books.

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