“I encourage everyone to take time to read this outstanding work.” —Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore
“Insightful, practical, and sound.” —R.C. Sproul Jr.
Evangelical leaders from diverse organizations are touting a groundbreaking new book that defends the liberty of the institutional church from wrongly being dragged into court for lawfully exercising church discipline. Titled “A Tale of Two Governments: Church Discipline, the Courts, and the Separation of Church and State,” and written by Robert Renaud and Lael Weinberger, this work — which gives churches an historic, legal, and biblical blueprint for navigating through a maze of legal challenges — has been endorsed by a wide range of noted evangelicals, including Dr. Rick Scarborough, Founder of Vision America; Kelly Shackelford, Chief Counsel for Liberty Institute; and R.C. Sproul Jr., Teaching Fellow at Ligonier Ministries. The book’s foreword is written by Pastor John MacArthur, host of the popular “Grace to You” radio program.
“A Tale of Two Governments is for every American who cares about religious freedom, for every pastor who wants to wisely navigate the legal minefields, and for every Christian who cares about the integrity of the church,” remarked Lael Weinberger, co-author of this new book which interweaves history and theology with current events and the latest court cases.
Weinberger and Renaud answer a host of critical questions in their thoroughly-researched work: What does it mean for religious freedom if courts can tell churches which sections of the Bible they can act on? How can churches avoid legal problems? What does “separation of church and state” really mean? Is church discipline worth the hassle? What does biblical church discipline look like? If churches get legal protection, does this mean they are protected if a clergy member abuses a child?
“More and more churches and pastors are being dragged into court in America today,” noted Renaud. “And often, the flashpoint of the controversy is church discipline, an almost-forgotten biblical practice that is being rediscovered by evangelicals. These lawsuits have brought church discipline together with another controversial issue — the separation of church and state. Our book sets the record straight in this debate by providing the historic, legal, and biblical foundation for the church’s lawful right to exercise discipline, apart from state interference.”
A Tale of Two Governments released October 1 from Dunrobin Publishing and is available in paperback, Kindle, NOOK and iBook, everywhere books are sold.
“This book is a helpful tool for pastors who need to understand the legal challenges facing churches, and what they can do about it,” commented Weinberger. “But its scope is far bigger than that — it’s a book for anyone who cares about religious liberty, who is interested in the ‘separation of church and state,’ and who wonders what church discipline is all about.”
For more information about A Tale of Two Governments — including a complete list of endorsements, a promotional video, and ordering information — visit www.TwoGovernments.com.
Renaud and Weinberger are available for interviews on any of the topics discussed in the book. To schedule an interview, contact Mark Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.913.0674.
Robert J. Renaud graduated from Oak Brook College of Law with his law degree in 2009. A former speechwriter and researcher, he is now the third generation to work with his family’s manufacturing company in St. Louis, Missouri. Lael D. Weinberger also received a law degree from Oak Brook College of Law. After graduating, he clerked for the Idaho Supreme Court. He is now practicing law and pursuing graduate studies in history.
Dunrobin Publishing is a publishing company devoted to high-quality books that celebrate traditional values. You can find them on the web at www.dunrobin.us.