Synopses & Reviews
For many in the church today, the word stewardship comes across as stale and mildly unpleasant a term limited in its scope to conversations about financial giving. Yet, as Ronald Vallet points out, when the apostle Paul refers to believers as stewards of the mysteries of God (1 Cor. 4:1), he?'s talking about something much deeper and richer than fund-raising.
In Stewards of the Gospel Vallet endeavors to recover a more adequate understanding of Christian stewardship in light of both the New Testament and the modern world as it deals with challenges to justice, to the environment, and even to faith itself. He then applies his reinvigorated concept of stewardship in practical ways to congregations, to their pastors and leaders, and to the seminaries and denominational structures that mold and support those leaders.