The Good Portion: The Church

What is the Church? Do we need to be a part of one? What does a healthy church look like? Today many are confused about what God’s Word says about his body, the people of God—the church. The Church, the newest addition to the Good Portion series, invites readers to explore what the Scriptures have to say about the Bride of Christ. Part one of the book lays a biblical foundation for who the church is while part two delves into the nuts and bolts of God’s prescription for life together in the local church. Every Christian woman must understand the importance of God’s purpose and design for his church as she follows Christ. This book will help women not just to know the doctrine of God’s bride, the Church, but to delight in it as well.


‘In The Good Portion – Church, Erin Wheeler guides readers to a rich, biblical understanding of the beauty and the mission of the Church. I walked away with a greater affection for God’s people, encouraged to invest deeply in my local church for the glory of God.’

Hunter Beless
Host, Journeywomen Podcast and author, Read it, See it, Say it, Sing it

‘Erin Wheeler has written a book that is useful for understanding and life. It is faithful and fun, biblically informed and rich in simple, direct illustrations. Would you like a book to help explain to a friend what the church is, what it’s like and why it’s so important? This is that book.’

Mark Dever
Senior Pastor
Capitol Hill Baptist Church and President,, Washington, DC

‘I so appreciate Erin Wheeler’s passion coupled with her winsome style in this well researched book.’

Mary K. Mohler
Director of Seminary Wives Institute at Southern Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, Author of Growing in Gratitude

‘Women make up half the church and yet resources by women, for women about the church are scarce. I was delighted, then, to read Erin Wheeler’s The Good Portion: Church. Wheeler is an engaging writer and a solid theologian whose own love for Christ’s bride shines on every page. If you are a woman looking to understand God’s design for the church, this book will be an invaluable resource. And even if your convictions about polity or sacraments differ from Wheeler’s, you will still find plenty here to ignite your love for your own local church. This book refreshed my gratitude to Christ for redeeming and gathering His church—I trust it will do the same for you.’

Megan Hill
Author, A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church and editor, The Gospel Coalition

‘… enormously clear, accessible, and helpful.’

Malini Ruth Singh
Satya Vachan Church
Lucknow, India

Excerpts and Interviews:

Journeywomen Podcast