Summer Book Club
Welcome! We’re SO READY to kick off this Summer Book Club! Here are the details:
- When you order, we’ll send you a copy of the book immediately.
- We’ll include some bonus teaching videos from author Kevin Watson along the way.
- There will be weekly Zoom calls on Tuesdays at 1pm CT (they’ll be recorded if you can’t join live).
- We’ll send weekly reflection emails across the month.
- Kevin Watson will participate in a live interview or two where we’ll discuss some of the big ideas from the book.
We will also host a private Facebook Group hosted by Brett Heintzman for ongoing conversation and interaction, and for you non-Facebookers (whom we respect) we will make all of this available for you through your my.seedbed.com account (except the Facebook conversation—for that you’ll need to join us there!).
Order now—we start reading on June 7!
And remember: Summer + Reading Together = Awakening Possibilities Galore!
About the Book
A brand new release from Seedbed, Perfect Love: Recovering Entire Sanctification—The Lost Power of the Methodist Movement is a wake-up call to the people called Methodists. According to John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, God raised up Methodism in order to spread the central teaching of entire sanctification. The church has offered an unbalanced understanding of the gospel for too long. The promise of forgiveness and pardon through faith in Jesus Christ has been emphasized in many parts of the body of Christ. Initial conversion and new birth are good news indeed! But they are also just the beginning of the life that is promised to us in the Bible. Jesus came not only so that we could be forgiven, but so that we could have life abundantly.
This book calls all Methodists—the spiritual descendants of the Wesleyan revival, regardless of contemporary denominational expression—back to who we have been at our best, in times when we have been a growing, vibrant, and Spirit-filled movement. It is time to retrieve Methodism’s lost treasure, the doctrine of entire sanctification. This doctrine speaks to the radical optimism that through the work of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can move from struggling to survive as Christians to thriving! Perfect Love provides an in-depth explanation of entire sanctification and helps readers pursue all that God has for us.
About the Author
Kevin M. Watson is the Assistant Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, he is an ordained elder in the Oklahoma Conference of The United Methodist Church. His writing explores the role of small group formation in early Methodism and considers its relevance for contemporary Christianity. Watson blogs at vitalpiety.com.
Meet Our Host
Brett Heintzman, an ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church – USA, currently serves as the denomination’s Director of Communications and Publisher of LIGHT + LIFE Magazine. Brett and his wife Barb, who live in Indianapolis, also lead the National Prayer Ministry of the Free Methodist Church and have directed one of their National Prayer Summits. Passion for awakening in the church is the central yearning of Brett’s heart.
- Length: 8 chapters
- Page count: 244