Five Marks of a Methodist
This concise and compelling summary helps every United Methodist learn and remember the five identifiers that John Wesley set forth in The Character of a Methodist.
A gem of a book, it answers in plain language, “How should United Methodists live?” and provides the people called Methodists with a clear and memorable unifying focus.
As followers of Jesus who reach out to serve their neighbors, United Methodists:
- Love God
- Rejoice in God
- Give thanks
- Pray always
- Love others
This wonderful little book is perfect for explaining what it means to live in the United Methodist way.
Each chapter ends with questions for reflection or discussion.
“Steve Harper goes to the very heart of faithfulness as he describes and then calls upon all those who follow Wesley to live. It is lives of integrity that are the result of following these marks. Harper rightly says this will give the ring of truth to our daily living. He then goes on to identify the “marks” or “practices” that when followed will result in a life of righteousness, goodness, peace, and joy. It is a way of living in God’s gracious presence that he encourages for everyone, and it is a way of living I choose for myself.”
—Rueben P. Job, author of Three Simple Rules: A Wesleyan Way of Living