Friday, April 22, 2011

The Titus Mandate

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was easy to read.  It followed the bible,  Ted Bigelow is an excellent writer who follow the bible to the letter without trying to change Gods word for his own agenda.

The premise of the book, The Titus Mandate is well thought out and researched.

Titus was given a mandate to bring the churches in Crete back to God's mandate or the word of God that he has given us all. Titus had a mission to get rid of the bad (non biblical) leaders and replace them with biblical leaders.


In this book you will learn haw to spot non biblical leaders in your church. You will also learn that you have the same amount of biblical authority as anyone else in your church and how to bring your church back to the Titus Mandate.

I highly recommend this book for anyone that goes to church and wants to get closer to God's ideas, to anyone who has had a bad experience in church or anyone who is not sure if situations in your church are not going the way God intended.


Book Summary:  The church is supposed to be the safest place on earth for Christians, so why is it often a place of deep dissatisfaction? Many Christians suffer from difficult church situations and are unsure how to live and worship with such stress, let alone grow in the midst of it. Much of this pain comes from being under poor church leadership. According to Ted Bigelow, if your church doesn’t follow God’s mandate for leadership as set out in the book of Titus, it is almost certainly headed for disaster.

All Christians want to be a part of a safe and godly church so that they can invest in its ministries and mission without fear or compromise. Yet thousands of real churches, perhaps yours, have been infiltrated by dangerous men. Many Christians have been so hurt by these wolves that they have left church, vowing never to return. Other sheep, unaware of what they are witnessing week by week, pay the wolves to preach their error.

In The Titus Mandate, readers will follow Paul’s special attaché Titus on his treacherous mission to the Mediterranean island of Crete. You’ll learn for yourself what Titus experienced as he went toe-to-toe with the wolves, carrying out God’s very public mission to rescue Christians and churches from danger. Paul’s journey will teach you to spot the wolves and protect yourself and those you love from Satan’s most prolific form of spiritual peril.

Through reading this book, Christians will be equipped to:

·         Understand the biblical reasons for most negative church experiences and gain scriptural wisdom about their church trials.
·         Trust in the Lord whose wisdom brings such trials into His children’s lives, enabling them to move forward in their walks with Christ.
·         Discern safe churches from unsafe churches.
·         Participate in church in a way that draws them closer to the Lord.

Taking the truth from Scripture and applying it in the church is easier said than done, so The Titus Mandate provides specific instruction on how to live out God’s principles that make church a secure place. One’s confidence in church will be restored as God’s ways are explained, applied, and contrasted with those ways that bring danger. The Titus Mandate is a rescue plan for Christians and their churches. Readers will be able to feel confident that the leadership they have chosen will be trustworthy shepherds for their families.