Gospel-Driven Life, The: Being Good News People in a Bad News World

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When did the Good News become just good advice?

We live in a self-help world. But Christianity doesn't work as just a moral philosophy or code of ethics. It makes sense only when it is built upon the foundation of the gospel, the Good News. The simple message that God has done everything he requires to reconcile sinners to himself is not just the church's slogan but its lifeblood.

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Overview

When did the Good News become just good advice?

We live in a self-help world. But Christianity doesn't work as just a moral philosophy or code of ethics. It makes sense only when it is built upon the foundation of the gospel, the Good News. The simple message that God has done everything he requires to reconcile sinners to himself is not just the church's slogan but its lifeblood.

In this candid and hopeful book, Michael Horton challenges us to reorient our faith and our Christian practice toward the transformative, Christ-centered gospel--both in the church and in the world.

"Mike Horton has once again hit the nail on the head. With engaging clarity he demonstrates that the gospel is not just for non-Christians; it's for Christians too. Horton's book is a flavorsome reminder that in order for Christians to make a difference in this world, we must be driven by something otherworldly--namely, the gospel."--Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and author of Unfashionable

"Michael Horton is one who understands the time. More than a fad, a twelve-step program, or a forty-day challenge, Horton reminds us that the gospel is the everyday brick and mortar of a life built on the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Before you read another book, read this one."--Anthony Carter, lead pastor of East Point Church, East Point, Georgia, and author of On Being Black and Reformed

Michael Horton (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He hosts the White Horse Inn radio broadcast and is editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is the author/editor of more than fifteen books, including Christless Christianity, The Gospel Commission, Putting Amazing Back into Grace, Introducing Covenant Theology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801014635
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 474,611
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Horton (PhD, University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) is J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He hosts The White Horse Inn radio broadcast and is editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is the author/editor of more than twenty books, including Christless Christianity, The Gospel-Driven Life, and The Gospel Commission.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

Looking Up, Looking Out: Breaking News

1 The Front-Page God: Checking the Headlines 17

2 The Real Crisis 37

3 The Big Story 61

4 Getting the Story Straight 83

5 Don't Just Do Something, Sit There! Finding Yourself in the Story 103

6 The Promise-Driven Life 131

Looking Around, Looking Ahead: A Cross-Cultural Community

7 News of "War and Peace: God's Politics for a New Creation 161

8 How the Good News Creates a Cross-Cultural Community 191

9 The Health Page: Feasting in a Fast-Food World 219

10 Today's Headline: The Church in Exile 245

Notes 267

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