Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary

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by J. D. Greear
     
 

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Even in churches and movements founded on the truths of the Bible, man-centered approaches have often quickly eclipsed the simple power of the Gospel. The result is spiritual infertility and weariness in religion. The burnout and ineffectiveness of most evangelical churches is proof enough of the problem. 

J.D. Greear's new book, simply titled Gospel,

Overview

Even in churches and movements founded on the truths of the Bible, man-centered approaches have often quickly eclipsed the simple power of the Gospel. The result is spiritual infertility and weariness in religion. The burnout and ineffectiveness of most evangelical churches is proof enough of the problem. 

J.D. Greear's new book, simply titled Gospel, cuts through the superficiality of religion and reacquaints readers with the revolutionary truth of the Gospel. If we can ever just grasp what the Gospel shows us about God, that will lead us from a life of self-involvement to one of joy, freedom, love, and radical generosity. We are freed from meaninglessness and selfishness by the beautiful truth about Jesus. 

Most effectively, Greear anchors the mission and theology within the writing here with a disciplined daily "gospel prayer" he wrote celebrating God's faithfulness, presence, love, and promise. It begins to give readers an applicable, exciting vision of how God might use them to bring His healing to this world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433673122
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
275,511
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

J. D. Greear is lead pastor of The Summit Church, a multi-site congregation in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He holds an M.Div. in International Church Planting and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Greear also lived and worked among Muslims in Southeast Asia for two years and wrote Breaking the Islam Code. He and his wife have four children.

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Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Theophilusfamily More than 1 year ago
There is no delicate way to say this, so I'll be frank: The Gospel is such incredible good news that sometimes it doesn't seem to have anything to do with daily life. After all, isn't the Gospel our Big, Important Spiritual Truth, and everything else is just hit or miss attempts? What could our days (full of washing dishes and stopping at traffic lights and reading to children and trying to plan family reunions and working overtime) possibly have to do with God-in-Flesh and a Cross-carried-for-us? J. D. Greear agrees that there's a lot of Ordinary Life to live, but he thinks that every moment of our living is grounded in the Gospel that we've been given. Preaching the Gospel to ourselves throughout our days, he says, will reorient our minds, strengthen our hearts, nourish our spirits, and guide our hands. It is this being "rooted and established" in God's love that we experience in the Gospel that teaches us what we need to know to live well. The chapter titles may clue you in: "The Gospel as Gift-Righteousness," "Changed by Sight," "Urgent Mission," "Expect Great Things," "But if Not..." and "Extravagant Generosity," just to name a few. The Gospel is the only thing that can convince you of God's love, and it is the only thing that can grow the love of God in you. It will show you God as the source of all the goodness, and teach you obedience to his good ways. It will convince you of God's steady care and tenderness, and adversity will not destroy your hope. And once you have received God's Gospel, and you know his kindness and his mercy, then you'll be able to give others what God-in-Christ has given you. I thank B&H publishing for giving me this review copy. It was much appreciated.
mryoda More than 1 year ago
I would recommend this book. The principles are easy to understand and it is very healing. The author is very real in his message and this book will speak to you and minister to you.
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