Most people today do not think about Church Government, nor do they think it is an important concern for the Christian. But, contrary to popular sentiment, Church Government is one of the most important parts of the Christian Faith. Jesus told His disciples that the leadership of His Church would not be like the leadership in the world (Matt. 20:25-28), and Paul tells us that after Jesus ascended on high He poured out gifts upon His Church, "...the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers..." (Eph. 4:11).
One of the most helpful books ever written on the subject is The Divine Right of Church Government by a variety of some godly pastors in London in the middle of the 1600s. It is a defense of presbyterian church government and a refutation of both Erastianism and Congregationalism. For a limited time it is availible for $11.95 from Naphtali Press:
Get it while you can, as when it goes out of print again, it may be unavailible for a long time.