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The Loveliest Place (Benge)

SKU 9781433574948


The Beauty and Glory of the Church


How Christians Can Rediscover the Beauty and Glory of the Church


Dear. Precious. Lovely. The Bible describes the church in extraordinary ways, even using beautiful poetry and metaphors. How does this compare to how Christians today describe the church? Unfortunately, many believers focus more on its mission, structure, or specific programs than on its inherent beauty. It’s time to spark a renewed affection for the church.


In The Loveliest Place, Dustin Benge urges Christians to see the holy assembly of God’s redeemed people in all its eternal beauty. He explains what makes the church lovely, including the Trinitarian relationship, worship, service, and gospel proclamation. For those who have never learned to view the church as God sees it, or have become disillusioned by its flaws, this book is a reminder that the corporate gathering of believers is a reflection of God’s indescribable beauty.


Part of the Union Series: Inviting readers to experience deeper enjoyment of God; other volumes include Rejoice and Tremble and Deeper

Concise Version Also Available: The Loveliest Place is the full version of Why Should We Love the Local Church?

Looks Beyond Methodology: Focuses on the beauty, not just the biblical function, of the church.


  • Author: Dustin Benge
  • Pages: 208
  • Hardcover
  • Published in 2022


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Product Details:

  • Hardcover:  208 pages
  • Published:  2022
  • ISBN: ‎ 9781433574948
  • Author:  Dustin Benge


  • Dustin Benge (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is managing director of Unashamed Truth. He and his wife, Molli, live in Louisville, Kentucky.


  • “Dustin Benge provides us with an absolute gem―a beautiful condensation of all that is good about the local church. With ease of prose, Benge introduces us to the multicolored facets of what the church is and how she functions to grow us into the people of God. A marvelous read.”
    Derek W. H. Thomas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; Chancellor’s Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary; Teaching Fellow, Ligonier Ministries


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