Item description for Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood by Siang-Yang Tan & Larry Crabb...
Overview Offering a fresh approach to servanthood as the Christian's foundational calling, Tan explores it as a loving obedience to God in an of itself, regardless of personal greatness, fulfillment, or success.
Publishers Description Although servanthood is often discussed as an important part of leadership, it is also the basic calling of every follower of Jesus Christ. Siang-Yang Tan takes a fresh approach to servanthood, exploring it as loving obedience to God in and of itself, regardless of personal greatness, fulfillment, or success. He lays out the biblical case and practical guidance to help all Christians live out their foundational call of being a servant of God in all areas of life. Tan's focus on servanthood alone--in contrast to the many books on servant-leadership--will appeal to pastors, church leaders, and all Christians interested in a biblical perspective on servanthood.
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Publishers Weekly - 12/19/2005 page 60
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Studio: Baker Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.57" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2006
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 080106564X ISBN13 9780801065644
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More About Siang-Yang Tan & Larry Crabb
Siang-Yang Tan is professor of psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California. He serves on the Board and Ministry Team of Renovare, a spiritual renewal ministry founded by Richard Foster, and has written numerous books, including Coping with Depression.
Siang-Yang Tan currently resides in Glendale, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Full Service: Moving from Self-Serve Christianity to Total Servanthood?
Before You Say You're A Christian, Read This... Oct 6, 2009
I'm ashamed (proud) to admit that this is my first review. Selfish, because I've read a lot of books and could more than likely have helped many people with at least an honest review before this. That said and out of the way, my review:
This book has the power to change your Christian life. It is up to you to decide if you will let it. What Dr. Tan talks about is spot on, theologically-speaking, and is painful to the leader-glutton in us all. I am on my second reading and it is (again) painful to read through it. It convicts.
When I read the book, I slap my forehead. Doh! This is how Christianity is meant to be lived...by getting on your knees and serving. It isn't by thrusting yourself forward and drawing praise. That's God job, if at all! Not ours!
I believe nearly every sin is rooted in pride. This book is an antidote. Take it. Read it slowly. Read it prayerfully. Read it again and again.
I am thankful for Dr. Tan that he wrote this book. Christ did not come to be served, but to serve. Yet how often do we expect to be served? I do often. Dr. Tan humbly points us to Jesus. You will be glad you read this book.
Engaging and Stimulating Jun 4, 2009
The approach of the author allowed for deep reflection. The book is well-written and demonstrated a good depth of scholarship in the content. The author carefully unpacked how servanthood is related to every area of life. Servanthood is not oppose to the concept of friendship. Every child of God should find this book useful. In addition, those who are searching for a relationship that will transform their lives will not be disappointed.