Too many people find the gospel unbelievable because of the incredible ways we communicate it:
- Name-dropping Jesus at work to feel good about your Christian duty
- Arguing about political issues as essentially Christian
- Recruiting people to your church and not to Jesus
- Regurgitating information about the death of a first century Jewish messiah without taking the time to love and know others.
Our gospel communication is often dry doctrinal communication, devout of love or any real understanding about a person, how the gospel would be good news in their bad news. This, in part, is why people find the gospel so unbelievable,
In this 200+ page book, I’m taking on the whole gospel communication enterprise. Pray for me! I am exposing unbelievable evangelistic methods, unbiblical motivations, and unfaithful gospel messages. Then, charting a winsome, wise, and culturally discerning way forward in gospel communication.
I’m excited to announce the GCD Books Monday release of Dr. Alvin Reid’s new book, Gospel Advance: Leading a Movement that Changes the World. The book is a great introduction to movements, and how anyone can join the historic movement of the gospel.
This could be the next book that puts you, your disciples, or leaders over the hump of complacency into the thick of true missional living. Short, punchy, and inspiring! Buy it, read it, but most importantly, do it!
Two apologetic articles I wrote happened to be published this week, one on free will/sovereignty of God and one on the question of religious pluralism (which is a reprint). This certainly isn’t on the last word on either topic but I hope they’re helpful!
Sovereignty and Free Will
What Makes Christianty Unique among world religions?
I am very excited about this book. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the largely neglected–yet essential–“other half” of the gospel. While it is true that “if Christ is not raised, we are still in our sins”; it also true that a man beating death and becoming a preview of the world to come is inconceivable.
Brad and I wrote this book together out of our love for skeptics and the questions they help us ask. We have added about 5,000 words to the eBook we put together last year and improved it significantly. The book will be available in hardcopy and eBook formats. Although not an “Easter” book, it will be a great Easter book giveaway. We are working hard with Zondervan to make that as easy as possible from affordability, to free artwork, downloads, etc.
Christ is risen!