"The Faithful Preacher" – Thabiti Anyabwile
If you have not heard of Thabiti Anyabwile’s new book The Faithful Preacher or if you have never heard of Thabiti Anyabwile, let me introduce him to you and his new book. To be honest, I have just recently become acquainted with him through some audio online at conferences and his sermons from his church, and most recently the Desiring God Pastor’s Conference in February. Thabiti is a pastor at First Baptist Church, Grand Cayman Islands, not really a location for direct publicity. You can listen here of his powerful testimony from Islam to Christianity on 9marks. I would strongly suggest you listen to it. His blog Pure Church is a great blog to keep up with and read. Thabiti writes regularly on the African American Church today and reforming it. It is really encouraging to know his influence and his heart for the purity of the African American church in America. His book, The Faithful Preacher is a biography of three African American preachers who were faithful with God’s word and their congregations. There are several reviews online about this book. Challies.com writes a review of it here and Between Two Worlds reviews it here. Both reviews give a good overview of the book. I think if you read these reviews you will see the importance of the book.