Is the role of clergy best defined by power or by servanthood? Does the laity have a substantive or a decorative place in the mission of the church? Will the clergy let go of the church and trust it to a laity who alone can incarnationally live out her mission? Priests to Each Other raises these and other questions, urging laity and clergy to rethink life in the local church.
Carlyle Marney possessed the uncanny ability to see just beyond the horizon and anticipate issues churches would soon face. Who could have imagined when this book was first published all that would occur in Baptist life during the latter half of the twentieth century? Ahead of his time, Marney challenged us to embrace the priesthood of all believers.
"Sometimes books are published too soon. The author is ahead of the reader to such measure that the book seems abstract or irrelevant. I suspect most of us have gained a little ground since this book was originally published. And though I doubt we have caught up with Carlyle Marney, we have made enough progress to profit mightily from a new reading of Priests to Each Other. This is the right book coming again. It is the right time."
— Cecil E. Sherman