“Jonathan Brenneman in his ‘I Am Persuaded’ provokes, jabs and challenges our sacred cows of church leadership. Yet, the jabs are not hurtful because they come from Scripture. This is not a reactionary book filled with leader bashing but a graceful and excellent presentation of mostly forgotten principles concerning how Jesus and the early church taught and practiced leadership.
All the key and at times controversial words are discussed: rule, obey, submission, apostles, authority, and spiritual covering. Excellent exegesis on these words is provided and is foundational to the author’s conclusions. If you find yourself disagreeing, then, by all means, do a better exegesis. I think that will be difficult. Jonathan Brenneman has personally made a paradigm shift in his life and shares it with us. Will you?”
Dr. Stan Newton
Targeted Age Group:: 20+
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was having online discussions with several people who had an authoritarian/hierarchical view of church leadership. I pointed out many flaws in translation due to hierarchical bias, such as the verb translated nearly everywhere else as "to serve" suddenly becoming "to exercise the office of a deacon."
I soon got private messages imploring me to write a book to clear up the confusion about authority in the church. I finally accepted the challenge.