Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Limited Church: Unlimited Kingdom Paperback – March 26, 2013
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Timothy Paul Jones, Ph.D.,
Professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
"Rob Rienow calls the Christ-follower, the family, and the church to wrestle with a magnificently ignored doctrine in western Christianity--the sufficiency of Scripture for every area of life. This is a timely work that every pastor, church leader, husband, wife, parent, grandparent, and Christian should read. I think this book is one more step forward in a movement of Christ-centered churches and homes across our land committed to propagating the globe and the generations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
Brian Haynes, Lead Pastor Bay Area First Baptist Church, and author of Shift
"As a parent and a pastor, this book was a welcomed reminder that disciple making begins in the home."
Kelly Brady, Pastor of Glen Ellyn Baptist Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
"Rob Rienow has helped us to articulate and clarify the church's role and the centrality of the family for advancing the Gospel. The stakes we are putting in the ground as a family ministry stand firmer as we seek to follow God's plan for our church."
Michael Warren, Family Pastor, ChangePoint Church, Anchorage, AK
From the Inside Flap
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
As we remove the blinders of expediency and pragmatism, and simply read God's Word for truth, our churches will change and become more effective. The author's consistent message is to take our efforts, vision, designs, dreams, organizations, and plans back to the Scriptures. We are challenged to test what we believe, what we practice and what we think by the unchanging Word of God. If what we are doing or thinking is not confirmed by Scripture, stop doing it. What a novel approach!
Well written and easy to understand yet deeply challenging, Limited Church: Unlimited Kingdom is a complete guide to not only the restoration of the Church, but also explains how to redeem the family. Both of these primary God-given institutions are in deep trouble. There is a connection that is being overlooked and Rienow explains this in the section covering Jurisdictions. Rarely taught, but sorely needed in our pulpits.
From first to last this book is about discipleship. Our Lord gave us the Great Commission and He intended for us to obey Him. Many pastors desire to fulfill this commandment, but our methods are often filled with human wisdom instead of following the biblical model. Perhaps that is why the Church and family are struggling so much in our day - our methods do not follow the Master's plan. After reading this book, every pastor and church leader should go to their room, shut the door, and find out what the Master said.
I readily and wholeheartedly endorse this book and will recommend it to every pastor and father I know.
Dr. Jeff Klick
Limited Church Unlimited Kingdom follows suit, but takes a step back to look at 2 key doctrines that are rarely, if at all connected to the area of family ministry in the American church today; 1. The sufficiency of scripture and 2. The doctrine of jurisdiction. Rob gives 6 chapters of this book to those two subjects, laying the theological foundation for his ideas on the roles of the church and family. I grew up in the church, graduated from Bible school and have been in ministry for years, but have been challenged as a pastor and as a father by both of these doctrines.
I believe this is one of the most important works on family ministry, parenting and church leadership since "Think Orange" by Reggie Joiner. Anyone who is serious about understanding and obeying God's Word should read it.
Rob Rienow's desire is to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth. In Limited Church: Unlimited Kingdom, he provides a helpful guide to come alongside your study of Scripture and call us back to the hard question - "Is the Bible sufficient for every matter of faith and life?" Over and over again we are faced with the truth that not only has God given us His Word to show us "what" He wants but also "how" He wants it done.
Rienow suggests that a missing piece of biblical teaching today is the theology of jurisdiction. God has laid the framework for the "what" and "how" of biblical living within four spheres: the individual, the family, the local church, and the government. Dr. Rienow does an excellent job laying out the jurisdictional issues that exist in church and society as well as a path toward biblical living. He focuses on the local church and the family while covering each sphere based upon the sufficiency of Scripture and repeating the framework God has given each one according to His Word.
An individual committed to loving God and others advances God's mission through a godly marriage, godly children, a godly local church, and to the end of the earth.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I study the Bible quite a bit and have a good handle on most of it but this book put everything together in a way I had never fully seen before. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Christian C. Misurac
This book really makes you think and initiates new discussions about the role of family and church in the Kingdom of God!
This book needs to be in the hands of every Christian and in the library of every church. Dr. Rienow forces the reader to go to God’s word and spend time searching his design for... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kelly Danilson
It lead us to recover the doctrine of the sufficiency of the Scripture and apply our ministries to it. It is also a great guide for developing a home-centered Church!!!Published 14 months ago by CESAR YOEL PEREZ
I purchased this book on Kindle a long time ago, and it sat on my "bookshelf." After reading Visionary Marriage (also by Rienow), Limited Church: Unlimited Kingdom rapidly climbed... Read morePublished 14 months ago by A Grey
Have you noticed something not quite right about the relationship between Family and Church? Rob Reinow provides insight into God's intent, and practical wisdom to implement... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Larry Naselli
Rob's been a mentor and friend for a few years now. We were blessed to attend Gospel Fellowship Church in the early part of 2014, so I got to see firsthand what this vision of... Read morePublished 19 months ago by John T. Mulholland Jr.
EXCELLENT book. This book has done more for my Christian faith and beliefs than any other book I have read before, save the Bible. Read morePublished 20 months ago by P. Rhodes
This book opened my eyes to the simplicity of Scriptural commands and guidance in regard to family ministry and the individualized ministries we've created with the intent to help... Read morePublished 21 months ago by cesarsgirl