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.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Free Shipping for Prime Members | Fast, FREE Shipping with Amazon Prime
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Understanding Baptism (Ch... has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials; notes or highlighting may be present. Ships within one business day via USPS.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Understanding Baptism (Church Basics) Paperback – January 15, 2016

4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$7.12
$2.71 $2.94

Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Discover what to read next through the Amazon Book Review. Learn more.
$7.12 Free Shipping for Prime Members | Fast, FREE Shipping with Amazon Prime In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • Understanding Baptism (Church Basics)
  • +
  • Understanding The Lord's Supper (Church Basics)
  • +
  • Understanding the Congregation's Authority (Church Basics)
Total price: $21.36
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Series: Church Basics
  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Books (January 15, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433688875
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433688874
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #284,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
“The Christian life is a churched life.” This simple, yet profound statement under-girds a new series of books Church Basics edited by Jonathan Leeman from B&H. This series is aimed at the average church member and each book addresses a specific part of church life of which every church member ought to be both knowledgeable about and involved in.

Understanding Baptism answers basic questions like What is Baptism?, Who Should be Baptized?, and How Should Churches Practice Baptism? This book, as well as all those in the series, are written, and thus the questions are answered, by those who take a Baptistic understanding of church government, baptism, and the Lord’s Supper. Even those Christians who have a different understanding of these church life issues will benefit from these books if they want to learn the other side and want to be challenged about their own position. Leeman defines baptism as follows: “Baptism is a church’s act of affirming and portraying a believer’s union with Christ by immersing him or her in water, and a believer’s act of publicly committing him or herself to Christ and his people, thereby uniting a believer to the church and marking off him or her from the world.” (6)

Understanding the Congregation’s Authority addresses basic issues about the congregations role in the church such as what Jesus expects of his understanding-the-congregations-authority-by-leemandisciples in the church, the role Adam had and how that relates to church members, and the role pastors play in a church members discipleship. Too often is our churches the pastors (and its even worse if there is only one full-time pastor) and elders (though this is not always the case with them) are expected to do the lion share of church ministry. But is this the case?
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I was saved and baptized over thirty years ago and I have always felt like I have a pretty good understanding on the act of baptism. When I received Understanding Baptism in the mail I figured it would be a quick read (it's only 74 pages) that would basically be addressing issues for new believers.

Well I was sort of right because the book (booklet?) does reach out to new believers but it was also written for the more mature believer that is just wanting more specifics and of course it is also designed for the church leadership. Pretty diverse audience if you ask me, but it works. Bobby Jamieson doesn't beat around the bush with anecdotes and cute stories, instead he addresses the issue head on.

Let me give you a little taste of his style with this passage from the chapter How Should Churches Practice Baptism?:
"Baptism is a church's act of affirming and portraying a believer's union with Christ by immersing him or her in water, and a believer's act of publicly committing him or herself to Christ and his people,thereby uniting a believer to the church and marking off him or her from the world. In baptism, a believer commits to God's people and God's people commit to that believer. Therefore, where a church exists, baptism should confer church membership. The church doing the baptizing should, by that very act, be inducting this new believer into their number. Baptism isn't just a prerequisite to church membership; normally, baptism begins church membership. Church membership is the house, and baptism is the front door." (pg.67)
After reading this short text I think the reader will not only come away with a greater understanding of baptism but also a more precise understanding of the role of the church in the act.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Understanding Baptism by Bobby Jamieson is a recent release in the Church Basics Series released by B&H Books. This series is "written for the average church member" because every church member has "a responsibility to understand these basic topics." Current topics covered in this series include church discipline, church leadership, the congregation's authority and the Lord's supper. Understanding Baptism is only 74 pages, making it accessible to practically all Christians, even those who may not enjoy reading very much.

In the Introduction to Understanding Baptism Jamieson list three types of people that he would expect to read this book. They are: 1) someone who believes in Jesus but hasn't yet been baptized 2) Christians who are simply interested in learning more about baptism and 3) a church leader, especially a pastor. Jamieson walks the reader through what baptism is, who should be baptized, should infants be baptized, the relationship between churuch membership and baptism, when someone's baptism may not have actually been a baptism and how baptism should be practiced in the church. The chapters are written in a very straightforward manner, avoiding rabbit trails or digging in too deep and perhaps losing some of its intended readers. This book is an excellent sized book for churches to hand out to its members or teach through in a Sunday School class. One addition I would have liked to see is questions for further discussion at the end of each chapter. A few thoughtful questions for each chapter would allow for readers to dig deeper if they desired. Overall, though, I was very pleased with this book and look forward to reading more in this series and having them available to hand out to others.

I received a copy of this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Understanding Baptism (Church Basics)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Understanding Baptism (Church Basics)