“What is The Gospel?” is a fabulous book by Greg Gilbert. This book is a must read, for every Christian, and for those who are currently looking to be saved. I read this book in a quick setting after it was given to me by my church. This book will capture you. Greg Gilbert tells you to “always look towards the cross” which is something that many Christians forget.
Greg Gilbert lays everything out in 4 parts. Number 1, we are God’s Creation. For this, we owe Him obedience and honor. Number 2, we rebelled against God. Starting in the garden with Adam and Eve up until present time, we rebelled against our Creator. This is the “bad news” that Greg presents. Number 3 is the “good news”, Jesus Christ. For it was Him who died on the cross for our sins. Number 4, the final part in Greg’s book, is that the “good news” is for us; no one else. We are the children of God. Again, remember the cross.
But don’t just take my word for it…here are what the experts in the Christian community have said. This can be found on http://www.amazon.com where you can purchase Greg’s book.
“Greg Gilbert is one of the brightest and most faithful young men called to serve the church today. Here he offers us a penetrating, faithful, and fully biblical understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no greater need than to know the true gospel, to recognize the counterfeits, and to set loose a generation of gospel-centered Christians. This very important book arrives at just the right moment.”
–R. Albert Mohler Jr., President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Two realities make this a critically important book: the centrality of the gospel in all generations and the confusion about the gospel in our own generation. What Is the Gospel? provides a biblically faithful explanation of the gospel and equips Christians to discern deviations from that glorious message. How I wish I could place this book in the hands of every pastor and church member.”
–C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries
“Greg Gilbert contends that the current evangelical understanding of the gospel is lost in a fog of confusion. He burns away that fog by shining fresh light on an old subject. Gilbert writes in a clear, concise, and colloquial style that will especially appeal to young adults. What Is the Gospel? will sharpen your thinking about the gospel, etching it more deeply on your heart so you can share the good news of Jesus Christ with boldness. It will leave you pondering the extent to which the gospel has impacted your own life. It will cause you to cry out with thankfulness to God for what Christ has accomplished.”
–James MacDonald, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Chicagoland Area; radio teacher, Walk in the Word
With everyone Christmas shopping, let’s not forget the true meaning of Christmas…our Lord Jesus Christ. “What is The Gospel?” by Greg Gilbert would make a great gift for any believer or non-believer looking to be saved.
Christopher Sackett is a Christian musician/songwriter/performer who works under the moniker of Sackett Forest. He is also a writer and artist with many professional years of experience. Learn more about Christopher and Sackett Forest at http://forestmusic.webs.com.