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What Is the Gospel? (The Gospel Coalition Booklets)
What is the gospel? Bryan Chapell explains that the gospel is the message that God sent a savior to rescue broken people, restore creation's glory, and rule over all with compassion and justice. This new booklet from the Gospel Coalition examines the gospel's proclamation that the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ provides for those who believe all that God requires a ...more
Paperback, 30 pages
Published March 2nd 2011 by Crossway Books
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This entry into the series of Gospel Coalition Booklets seeks to answer what is perhaps the most fundamental question of all: what is the gospel? Chapell addresses this issue extremely well, especially considering the restrictions of the format (each book is only around 30 pages). The atonement, resurrection, and return of Christ are center stage. While Chapell necessarily paints in broad strokes, the minutiae are visible enough to allow the full picture to come into view.
This "pamphlet" of a book does a great a job at explaining the Gospel in a concise way using simple words and analogies, without going off on too many rabbit trails. I definitely recommend this for someone who doesn't know the Gospel or wants a refresher on the fundamentals of what Christians believe.
Very interesting booklets to read. Looking forward to read another TGC (The Gospel Coalition Booklets). It does give you the basic information that you need to know. Not quite in depth though from my point of view. It is very clear and easy to understand. If I were you, I would be using the Bible to see what the scripture reference that he post the reference for us to look up.
Chapel's booklet is very helpful, although I am admittedly a bit spoiled on the lengthier book with the same title written by Greg Gilbert. If relatively quick and to-the-point is what you're after, then Chapel's book is the way to go. If you don't mind more length, Gilbert's book is an easier read with much more helpful explanations of each point of the Gospel.
Bryan Chapell is the president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, the denominational seminary of the Presbyterian Church in America. He began teaching at Covenant in 1984 after ten years in pastoral ministry. Chapell has a BSJ from Northwestern University, an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary, and a PhD in speech communication from Southern Illinois University Carbondal ...moreMore about Bryan Chapell...
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The Gospel Coalition Booklets (1 - 10 of 14 books)