My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This important book is a masterful exposition of all the major passages in Scripture on eldership. Strauch’s exegesis is accurate and comprehensive, and his writing is edifying and motivating.
Strauch has marshaled the most powerful argument for Elder rule imaginable. For anyone who has any doubt, this book removes any possibility of any Biblical argument for any other form of church government. But he does far more than just argue for elder rule. He also provides detailed instruction on the elders’ job description.

This is an important book for everyone to read, as it will help you in selecting a good church as well as in understanding your pastor/elders. If you have any interest at all in eldership, this book is absolutely essential. There is also a workbook that can be used for training elders.