Essential Christianity: The Heart of the Gospel in Ten Words

Essential Christianity: The Heart of the Gospel in Ten Words

Essential Christianity: The Heart of the Gospel in Ten Words

Essential Christianity: The Heart of the Gospel in Ten Words


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Drawing on passages from Romans 1 to 12, J.D. Greear unpacks the essential aspects of the Christian message, showing both secular and religious people what the gospel is and how it addresses our most pertinent questions. The gospel, as he explains, is not just about life after death; it’s about reclaiming the life we’ve always yearned to live.

Whether you are exploring the core concepts of Christianity or you are a weary Christian wanting to rediscover the excitement and joy of knowing God, this warm and compelling explanation of the goodness, truth and power at the heart of the Christian faith is for you.

As J.D. says in his introduction:

“The gospel is not just the diving board off which you jump into Christianity—it’s the swimming pool in which you swim. See this book as your invitation to rediscover the goodness, the excitement, the liberation and the power of the gospel.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781784988258
Publisher: The Good Book Company
Publication date: 02/01/2023
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 309,894
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

J.D. Greear is the pastor at The Summit Church and served as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is married to Veronica and they have four children. J.D. is the author of several books including Searching for Christmas, Gospel, and Above All.

Table of Contents

1 Announcement

What Is Christianity, in a Sentence?

2 Undeniable

How Do We Even Know There's a God? 23

3 Refusal

If God Is Real, Why Doesn't Everybody Believe in Him? 37

4 Religion

Is Religion the Answer? 51

Intermission: Who is Jesus? 65

5 Rescue

Why Do Christians Talk about "Being Saved"? 73

6 Faith

Can Anyone Actually Know They'll Go to Heaven? 85

Intermission: But Is It true? 99

7 Inclusion

Aren't All Religions Basically the Same? 111

8 Struggle

Why Does the Christian Life Seem So Hard? 127

Intermission: What about the Christian View of Sexuality? 141

9 Spirit

What Is the Difference Between Being Religious and Being Spiritual? 151

10 Therefore

Now What? 163

Afterword 177

Acknowledgments 181

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